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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 […]

Gifts for Cooks Part Deux

Still searching for that perfect gift for the cook in your life? I ran my list by some of my favorite professional chefs and ardent home cooks and they made a few additional suggestions.

Le Creuset Dutch Oven

My wife thought I was insane when she discovered what I spent on my first Le […]

‘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 […]

KitchenAid Just Doesn’t Give a Damn

If you own a pre-2006 KitchenAid Professional 600, be aware that it will probably come to a grinding, screeching halt if you make a lot of bread. When it crashes you will be assaulted by one of the most painful and soul-crushing sounds you are likely to hear in a kitchen. Your beautiful mixer […]

Slate’s Best Books of 2008

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,

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Chicago Tribune’s Best of 2008 Food Books!

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 Reviews “An Edge in the Kitchen”

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 […]

Review on Roots & Grubs from Matthew Amster-Burton

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 […]

KytoStat Bandages: Battlefield Technology for the Kitchen

“If you cut yourself, you are going too fast or you are not focused” Sara Moulton, Executive Chef Gourmet magazine, author of Sara’s Secrets for Weeknight Meals

I don’t cut myself often. But I am in commercial kitchens regularly, I have kids (one of whom the ER docs know by name), and I […]

Michael Ruhlman’s Books Worth Reading & Using

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 […]