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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 […]

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.

Top to bottom: the mighty Shun mandoline, a Borner V-slicer, a Kyocera paddle slicer and my battered Matfer mandoline

What you need to know

1) You don’t need one (but they’re damn […]

Ruhlman’s Kitchen Gear

Michael Ruhlman, author of The Elements of Cooking, has a short bit on his favorite kitchen gear. I like the way he thinks. We all have too much crap in our kitchens. I do agree with many of the comments, though. I would have a hard time getting along without my tongs.