Salt Bae and His Knife

Nusret Gökçe or “Salt Bae” sent the internet into a frenzy in early 2017 with his ever so erotic way he handles, cuts and salts his beef. Nusret Gökçe, is a chef and restaurant co-owner of a chain of Turkish Steak houses called Nusr-Et. He was given the nickname “Salt Bae” because of his flashy…

Canada Cutlery Inc. Knife Series Part 1: Butcher Knives & Tools

Once a month for the next 6 months, I will be previewing the 6 key knife series that Canada Cutlery Inc. (CCI) offers to the consumer.  From Butcher Knives and tools to CCI’s Masterpiece Europe Series™, we will be focusing on the key elements of each series to help you make an informed purchase! Now…

What to look for when purchasing knives Part 1: Knowledge

If the carving job on your last Thanksgiving turkey was similar to a carving job done with plastic safety scissors; you may need to invest in higher quality knives. Some of my readers may be asking some questions like this: How can you tell whether a knife is high or low quality? High quality knives…

The Bend Test Part 2: What Makes CCI Steel So Tough.

It took decades of expensive research by large cutlery manufacturers to develop the right combination of alloys to produce the best grade of professional cutlery stainless steel that is used today. X50CrMoV15 is the ideal combination of high carbon stainless steel, containing the alloys, Chromium, Molybdenum and Vanadium.  It is crucial to use this very…

The Bend Test

Originally posted on Tools for The Discriminating Chef:
Have you ever wondered how two knives can look so similar but be so different in quality? The Bend Test video was made to clearly show you the different steel qualities knives can have. The two knives used for The Bend Test: Steel formula X30 Cr13 Steel…

Carving, Garnishing and Decorating: Colorful Leaves

au·tumn ˈôdəm/ noun noun: autumn; plural noun: autumns the third season of the year, when crops and fruits are gathered and leaves fall, in the northern hemisphere from September to November and in the southern hemisphere from March to May. “the countryside is ablaze with color in autumn” There are so many fun outdoor activities…

It’s Pumpkin Carving Time!

Fall has arrived and it’s time to hit the pumpkin patch and get carving! Check out these mix-and-match templates from triangle® for some inspiration! Don’t want to use a template? No problem! Check out some of these creative carving ideas! Cool Cat Keep it simple for the kids with this easy cat carving! Despicable Me…