Knowing the best knives that fits my preferences

Knives are very personal things so it is very important to test a range of best knives to own before making a choice. Some people may prefer durability while others opt for the weight and the balance, so the test is important to figure out which ones fit your personal preferences. However cheaper knife sets may provide value for money and could suit people who are just starting out. But, generally speaking, knives used by professionals tend to be more expensive because of the higher quality. It is also important to remember that there are many boutique brands offered by specialists in addition to the well-known and established brands.

Shun is a manufacturer based in America, which specializes in Japanese style knives, which tend to be lighter and sharper than their competitors. Having said this, they also have a tendency to lose their edge more quickly than the competition. They are sharpened at an angle of 16 compared to an angle of 22 for many other knives and this handle makes for better sharpness. They are also made from a special steel called VG10, which allows for the retention of sharper edges for a longer period. This is blended with another type of steel, allowing for the introduction of an attractive pattern on the blade.

I believe that the name comes from the season in Japan when fruits are at their ripest and best and Shun is the moment at which the fruits are at their freshest and readiness and achieve a state of perfection. These qualities are embodied in the knives produced under that brand. Every knife is created with high quality craftsmanship and I have found that each one is an excellent all-purpose knife for vegetables, meat, and so on. I also noticed that the design of the edge makes it extremely convenient for transferring cut food from the cutting board to a cooking pan. They are definitely a kitchen must- have.

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Best Gift Ever from my Chef friend

starter_knife_block_product_chefs_2A few days ago, a chef friend of mine bought me a gift – it was the Victorinox 8” Pro Chef Knife. I was impressed that he actually remembered my birthday but I couldn’t get why he kept on bragging about this knife. To me your plain old house chef, this knife seemed to be a regular blade that could be used to slice stuff in and out of the kitchen. But, I went online and went through these chef knives of 2017 and was certainly impressed.

I remembered specifically that Victorinox is actually one of the most well-known brands for kitchen knives, thus, they were the ones to invent the ultimate Swiss Army Knife as well. It’s no shocker that this brand makes such impressive and lasting knives both for the kitchen and the wild outdoors.

I kept using the knife countless times to test it. It was impressive. Amazingly, I find it so useful for home chefs and home cooking since a chef knife is capable of mincing, dicing, slicing, and a whole lot more. Also, the blades are so wide that all ingredients being cut using the Victorinox 8” Pro Chef Knife are treated and sliced perfectly. With its non-slip and ergonomic handle, it is so easy, safe, and convenient to use on a daily basis of preparing and cooking food.

I should really get Terry a fantastic present for his birthday too. He managed to make my cooking experiences all the more exciting and enjoyable. The knife is durable, ergonomic, well balanced and simply outstanding for it’s price. It may not be able to compete with a $100 knife but that’s perfectly fine for a regular home chef like me. Ultimately, the Victorinox 8” Pro Chef Knife is the best knife out in the market today, especially for those, are into preparing and cooking food at home. Well, it’s definitely the best gift I’ve received this year.

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Books Every Food Lover Should Read

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1. The Tummy Trilogy by Calvin Trillin

What it’s about: Calvin Trillin is a staff writer at the New Yorker and expert connoisseur of traditional American cuisines. This book assembles three collections of his best food writing, written in the 1970s as an attempt to rebel against the same old classical French and Italian restaurants that were heralded as haute cuisine. He writes with wit, and a genuine passion for Kansas City barbecue, pizza, and hot dogs. He is a national treasure.

Best enjoyed with: a big, floppy slice from the pizza place around the corner, folded in half and eaten very quickly.

2. Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichl

What it’s about: Ruth Reichl opens her memoir with a story about her mother, “The Queen of Mold,” that is instantly relatable to anyone who is intimidated by the kitchen. This book takes you through her culinary awakening, from learning to cook at the elbow of her family’s maid to her time spent in a commune in Berkeley in the 1970s, all the way to her time as food critic for the New York Times.

Best enjoyed with: biscuits, fresh out of the oven, split in half, and spread with honey butter.

3. The Gastronomical Me by M.F.K. Fisher

What it’s about: M.F.K. Fisher is the mother of American food writing — and an incredible talent. It was hard to choose just one of her books, but this story of the start of her love affair with French food best showcases her writing prowess and her rapier wit. A classic of the genre.

Best enjoyed with: a handful of tiny, sun-ripened strawberries and a half-dozen bracingly cold oysters.

4. The Man Who Ate Everything by Jeffrey Steingarten

What it’s about: As the food critic for Vogue, Jeffrey Steingarten has tackled everything haute cuisine, with hilarious results. He made it his mission to conquer his distaste for things he didn’t like — clams, kimchi, Greek food — and handles it with a humor and grace that makes this collection a pleasure to read. We could all learn a little something about stretching our palates from him.

Best enjoyed with: a fresh-baked loaf of pain du levain, some butter, and a sprinkle of sea salt.

5. Home Cooking and More Home Cooking by Laurie Colwin

What they’re about: Laurie Colwin champions the kind of food that we all really want to eat: simple and comforting, made with basic ingredients, some invested time, and love. Tackling subjects from cooking for one to the dinner party disaster, with recipes written in the voice of a friend perched on a stool in your kitchen, these books are best read with a pen in hand, to make a grocery list for what you’ll want to cook.

Best enjoyed with: a simple dish of hot buttered noodles, dressed with parsley, and a hint of cheese.

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Movies You Should Watch If You Really Are A Food Lover

Do you want to start your day with Naan Chane, Halwa Puri and ends with Tikka and Kebab? Probably yes! Everyone dreams about eating their favorite stuffs all the time like lasagna, nachos and pizza, but don’t worry, it proves that you are a true food lover like me.

Come to think of it, I even love gifts that are related to food. Take a look at this post.

I used to eat food every hour and my day begins and ends with the food, which is my ultimate hobby. Along with the food, the super foodie movies can increase your hunger more, so have a look at the list of 10 movies you should watch if you are a food lover. Bon appetite!

 

1. Big Night

A 1966 movie, which revolves around the chef who take charge of her stubborn 8 year old niece.  The tensions between the two came to an end when an Italian chef arrives to lighten the mood.

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2. Ratatouille

If you want to become a good chef, must watch this movie to encourage yourself by the fact that if a rat can cook why not you?

3. Julie & Julia

Julie tries hard to complete the challenge of cooking all the 524 recipes in the chef Julia Child’s cookbook named, ‘Mastering the Art of French Cooking’. Have you ever tried to do so in your kitchen?

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4. The Lunchbox

To enjoy some cheesy and teekha taste, Indian food is the best. To enjoy the tarka, must watch this movie revolves around the two strangers connected with each other by the wrongly delivered lunchbox.

5. Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs

Do you wake up and dream of the food falling from the sky? What will you do next? For this, must watch this movie.

6. Chef

Be your own boss, open your own food truck and earn money by giving a marvelous taste to the people. For this, be innovative and must watch this movie.

7. Spinning Plates

A motivated documentary on three chefs, who have different ways and styles of cooking. This move will definitely urge you to try something in your own kitchen.

8. Haute Cuisine

Based on a delicious true story, Hortense Laborie is hired as the personal chef for President of the Republic. She has to face a male dominated kitchen by proving herself with some excellent food.

9. Waitress

If you are a pie lover, must watch this vibrant and uplifting comedy movie based on a small town restaurant waitress.

10. Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory

A wonderful dream every child wished to come true to live in the world of chocolates. A movie based on a chocolate factory and its lovers.

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