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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,” […]

A Chef’s Table with Jim Coleman, WHYY

Sorry for the lack of attention to the blog lately. I’m finishing up the proposal for my next book, which has kept me away from just about everything else. Things will be back on schedule shortly.

A couple of months ago I was interviewed on WHYY’s A Chef’s Table with Jim Coleman. Jim is […]

Splendid Table Interview Available

My interview with Lynne Rossetto Kasper on The Splendid Table is now available online. It aired 8/22 and 8/23 (depending on your local public radio station). You can listen on The Splendid Table’s website. Just click the link above. If you have RealAudio installed, here’s the direct link to the audio. Or if you are […]

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 […]

CBS Early Show, Splendid Table, A Chef’s Table

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 […]

eGullet Q&A (and excerpt)

The good folks at eGullet.org, one of the Internet’s top food discussion sites, are hosting an author’s Q&A with yours truly. There is an excerpt from the book detailing the most common myths about kitchen knives (the illustration above is a hint). There is also a free forum to ask […]

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 […]

Starred Review in Publishers Weekly

“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 […]