How do I keep my knives sharp?

This question is asked more frequently than you think. How do I keep my knives sharp? and what is the correct way to sharpen them? It’s only natural that all knives will eventually lose their original edge. High quality professional knives are an investment for a life time and should therefore be treated with extra…

Sharpening Steels Explained

No matter what you’re planning on cooking it’s important that your quality knife is properly sharpened. A properly sharpened knife makes it easier to cut and makes the whole preparation process smoother and more importantly, safe. A sharpening steel works on a very fundamental principle. Quite simply, it provides a grinding surface which is harder…

3 of the Worst Mistakes People Make with Their Kitchen Knives

Any good chef in the culinary industry will tell you that their knives are the most important tools of their craft. Everyone will make mistakes with their knives at some point along the way, but if you are really not sure about how to care for your knives you could drastically reduce their lifespan! From…

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…

How to: Make a Dahlia Flower from a Butternut Squash

Sculpting fruits and vegetables truly is a work of art. Whether its a lemon garnished on your drink, vegetables on your plate or a fruit sculpture centerpiece, it all takes skill and talent to complete. To help you get started we have provided you with a photo demonstration on how to make a Dahlia Flower…

New Year, New You!

We all know that making a New Year’s resolution is hard and that making one you can actually keep is even harder! If you’ve been having a hard time with some of your resolutions, why not try to simplify things a little? Let’s take it back a step and look at the basics: taking care…

Sharpen Up for the Holidays

No matter what you’re planning on cooking and serving over the holidays it is important that your quality knife is properly sharpened. A properly sharpened knife makes it easier to cut and makes the whole preparation process smoother and more importantly, safe. A sharpening steel works on a very fundamental principle. Quite simply, it provides…