It’s the time of year…when SO many thoughts turn to FOOD! Amazingly, Thanksgiving is less than three weeks away. Are you ready? I’m not. This year, I need to get a real roasting pan. Here are a few questions that can help you (and me) find the right roaster:
This is one of the most asked questions of the MetroKitchen.com customer service team. “What is the difference between a chef’s knife and a santoku knife?” Here’s a quick summary of some basic differences between the shapes of a chef’s knife and a santoku knife so you can more easily choose the right one for your kitchen cutting and slicing tasks. [Read more…] about Chef’s Knives vs. Santoku Knives!
The Japanese have a long history of making blades and an honorable track record for their samurai sword making methods. Today they are also known for their kitchen knives. In my opinion, Japanese kitchen knives are like mini samurai swords. They are sharp.
The Germans are no slouches either when it comes to making knives. Solingen, Germany is a German knife mecca and that is where you will find the history of the major and more popular German kitchen knives.
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When it comes to kitchen knives, a few are absolutely essential for meal preparation. This guide will help you find the right knives and cutlery for your kitchen.
What are the essential knives for your kitchen?
While there are plenty of different types of kitchen knives for different uses, the most important ones are a chef’s or cook’s knife, a paring knife, a carving or slicing knife, and a bread knife. Also, these aren’t technically knives, but a pair of quality kitchen shears and a sharpening steel are both equally important kitchen tools that are worth considering.
To me “smell” can evoke powerful memories. Everyone remembers the smell of Crayola crayons. It is as powerful a memory of youth as anything that exists.
The smell of toast is another one of those smells of youth. The toaster is the simple machine which not only toasts but also makes memories appear whenever you want them.
Copper Cookware, especially French copper, evokes thoughts of fabulous foods, wonderful smells and Paris. Certainly many collect and use it for its beauty. It does give a warm glow to the kitchen. For serious cooks, copper is the choice because of its incredible cooking performance. Of all the metals used to make cookware–aluminum, stainless steel and various alloys, copper is king. It heats and cools more quickly than other metals (except silver, but that’s a bit too soft and expensive to use for cookware). The rapid responsiveness of copper cookware means chefs can exercise extreme control over what they’re cooking. For example, turn off the heat and instantly the heat drops, food stops cooking, bacon stops sizzling, sausage stops frying, vegetables remain crisp.