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. […]

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 a […]

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 […]

Guest Blogging on Leite’s Culinaria

David Leite has been kind enough (or desperate enough) to invite me to do a couple of guest pieces for his blog on Leite’s Culinaria. Today’s entry, “So Ya Wanna Buy a Knife” You have decided that it is time to get serious, time to show the world that you have arrived and are ready […]