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 [...]
I promise I’ll stop with the shameless self promotion shortly and get back to knife and kitchen topics, but this is just too wonderful. The online magazine Slate.com has named An Edge in the Kitchen one of the Best Books of 2008. Sara Dickerman, who does most of their food related writing, said, in part,
Yesterday’s Chicago Tribune Food section listed their top food books for 2008, including “An Edge in the Kitchen.” Yay! Clicking the link in my name took me to a Sept. 10 review by Bill Daley, Tribune critic. I particularly appreciated this:
“An Edge in the Kitchen,” whose subtitle is “The Ultimate Guide to Kitchen Knives,” [...]
Sara Moulton, executive chef of Gourmet magazine, author of Sara’s Secrets for Weeknight Meals, and host of Sara’s Secrets on PBS, has written a very kind review of An Edge in the Kitchen on her website.
My favorite line:
A lot of knife wisdom served with a splash of wit and a sprinkle of trivia [...]
Seattle food writer Matthew Amster-Burton has posted a very kind review of An Edge in the Kitchen on his blog, Roots and Grubs. I like Matthew’s writing a lot. Definitely spend some time exploring his essays on food and fatherhood. Matthew’s shoestring fries were the inspiration for me to start experimenting with my own french [...]
Mark your calendars and set your DVRs, I’ll be on the CBS Early Show the morning of Thursday, July 17. I’m not sure which segment of the show I’ll be on yet. Things are still a little loose at this point. I believe I’ll be demonstrating the Onion Cheat, the quick and easy way to [...]
Received a very kind mention on Michael Ruhlman’s blog. He lists An Edge in the Kitchen as one of his Books Worth Reading and Using. For those who don’t know, Ruhlman is the author of The Elements of Cooking, The Making of a Chef and several other books which offer keen insights into [...]
“An Edge in the Kitchen” received a starred review in Publishers Weekly.
LIFESTYLE An Edge in the Kitchen: The Ultimate Guide to Kitchen Knives Chad Ward. Morrow, $34.95 (240p) ISBN 9780061188480 Though humans have been using knives for about two and a half million years, you’ll be hard pressed to find as succinct and complete [...]
Can you say, “low budget”?
Things are still perking along behind the scenes here at Edge in the Kitchen world headquarters. I’m told that the printing gnomes have nearly finished their jobs. The finished books should be coming off the presses today, well ahead of the June 10 on-sale date. I’m certain there will be Harry Potter-like [...]