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 […]

‘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. What you need to know 1) You don’t need one (but they’re damn handy) A mandoline (French spelling to distinguish the culinary tool from the musical instrument) is part of every working chef’s […]

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 […]

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 the mind […]

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 […]

Preview on VarmintBites

Raleigh food blogger, attorney, and man about town Dean McCord has written a very kind preview of “An Edge in the Kitchen” titled These are the Days of Our Knives on his blog, VarmintBites. Dean writes about dining, home cooking, family, and the Triangle’s burgeoning food movement. His cobbler recipe is also top notch. Definitely […]