Cooking is probably my main hobby these days. And, as a late-thirties professional, I have a fully outfitted kitchen. I'm being asked for gift ideas for Christmas, and I think I'll probably limit myself to 1) whisky and 2) stuff for the kitchen. Fellow advanced home cooks with fully stocked kitchens, what's on your wishlist this holiday season? Not looking for gimmicky stuff; rather something I'd actually use for years to come. [more inside]
Let's say you're starting from scratch and outfitting a minimalist kitchen. What do you buy? [more inside]
Help identify what is presumably an unusual piece of cutlery. Photos inside. [more inside]
I'm looking to spend a good amount of money on a chef's knife in the near future, and haven't found a good discussion of the difference between an 8" and 10" knife. What are the salient differences? [more inside]
Kitchen knives. One more time. How do knives distinguish themselves as they increase in price? Specifically, how does the recent offering from Calphalon compare? [more inside]
I'm lusting after new cutlery and am considering forgoing the knife block for a magnetic knife storage device like the Magnabar. Will the bar scratch the side of the knives? I know it is totally cosmetic but after dropping a few hundred dollars on knives, I want the cutlery to look great on the wall.