Great Review from Om-Nom-Nomnivore

I’m sorry I missed this when it first came out, but better late than never. This is a great review from the website Om Nom Nomnivore. This book is quite bluntly, amazing. Chad has done such a good job in demystifying the whole world of professional-grade cutlery. The entire book is written to be the […]

Steeling Your Knife

That metal rod thingie that came with your knife set is called a steel or honing rod. Unless you purchased your steel separately, you probably ended up with a medium grooved steel. That’s okay, but a finely grooved steel is better. A completely smooth steel or high grit ceramic honing rod is even better still. […]

‘Tis the Season: Gifts for the Cook

Stuck for the perfect gift for the cook in your life? Here are a few suggestions. A Good Chef’s Knife You don’t have to break the bank to provide your favorite cook with some serious hardware. While Wusthof, Henckels and Shun get all the shelf space down at the Towels-‘n’-Such, there are are better bargains […]

Faster than a Speeding Chef’s Knife

Coleslaw for a crowd and gratin by the cubic yard are not a problem if you have a mandoline in your arsenal. What you need to know 1) You don’t need one (but they’re damn handy) A mandoline (French spelling to distinguish the culinary tool from the musical instrument) is part of every working chef’s […]

Apple Cinnamon Granola

When we began our cooking from scratch experiment I knew I was going to have to find a replacement for commercial breakfast cereal. My kids were only going to put up with so much toast & peanut butter or yogurt before demanding something they could put in a bowl and pour milk on. Puffing my […]

Through the Seasons with Cap’n Danger, Stunt Monkey

It was early fall last year when I first started thinking about this project and whether a suburban family really could make everything it eats from scratch. For us now, fall is the time to make sausages. To brew beer. To put up the last summer vegetables and horde the strawberry jam from early summer […]

The Dirty Truth About Cutting Boards

I have a new article up at The Daily Beast, The Dirty Truth About Cutting Boards. They went with a more lurid lead than I would have, but the article itself is a solid primer on cutting board safety and selection. Who knew food safety could be fun? A recent report found that 80 percent […]