knives

How Not To Lose A Finger In The Kitchen

How Not To Lose A Finger In The Kitchen

As many times as I have watched deft prep cooks slice tomatoes and chop onions with nary a nick, I remain stalwartly accident-prone in the kitchen. I can’t seem to master that “bear claw” grip whereby you tuck your fingertips on the stabilising hand to prevent accidentally knifing yourself. After…

In Defence Of Pull-Through Knife Sharpeners

In Defence Of Pull-Through Knife Sharpeners

A sharp knife makes a safe kitchen, but there are so many conflicting schools of thought out there that learning how to sharpen your own knives can be overwhelming. My philosophy is this: I’m a cook, not a bladesmith. I need a fast, reliable sharpening method because I don’t have…