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9 Knife Care Tips We Learned from a Master Bladesmith by Leslie Stephens of food52.com

9 Knife Care Tips We Learned from a Master Bladesmith by Leslie Stephens of food52.com

Confession: I've never sharpened my knives. Not my two-year-old IKEA chef's knife, not my who-knows-how-old paring knife. None of 'em. But last week, I found myself on the New York City subway with a purse-full of my dullest kitchen knives and the promise that these glorified pestles they could still be saved. Photo by James Ransom When Bob Kramer, a legendary knife guru and one of fewer than 200 people in the world to be certified as a Master Bladesmith, arrived at our office that same day for a sharpening tutorial, he came with a bag of tricks. In our team kitchen, he laid out...

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13 Best DIY Budget Kitchen Projects - by Jacquelyn McGilvray

http://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/rooms-and-spaces/kitchen/13-best-diy-budget-kitchen-projects-pictures Some great ideas here!

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Knife Skills: The 4 Knife Cuts Every Cook Should Know - by J. KENJI LÓPEZ-ALT of seriouseats.com

The first step to great food is great knife skills. Check out more Knife Skills this way! [Photographs and video: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt] Learning how to cut properly can make the difference between seeing kitchen work as a chore and a joy. It can mean the difference between unevenly cooked dishes and poor flavor development, and excellence. There's a good reason why the very first class any culinary student takes and the very first job any starting cook has in the kitchen is knife work. Cooking without mastering these basic strokes is like trying to run without knowing how to tie...

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13 Different Types of Knives That Can Improve Your Cooking - by Jessie Oleson Moore of craftsy.com

13 Different Types of Knives That Can Improve Your Cooking - by Jessie Oleson Moore of craftsy.com

How many different types of knives do you own? Chances are, you've got quite a few knives in your kitchen drawer or in a block on the counter. But do you know the difference between a chef's knife and a paring knife, plus the proper way to use each one? HERE'S A SIMPLE GUIDE TO SOME OF THE MOST COMMON TYPES OF KNIVES FOR COOKING AND THEIR PURPOSES. Illustrations via CakeSpy   LEARN TO SLICE & DICE PRODUCE LIKE A PRO — ABSOLUTELY FREE! Become faster and more accurate with your knife work with these FREE HD video lessons. Join now and...

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How To Care For Kitchen Knives: 6 Common Mistakes - by Julie R. Thomson

How To Care For Kitchen Knives: 6 Common Mistakes - by Julie R. Thomson

A nice kitchen knife will cost you a hefty sum, but it’ll reward you with the easiest chopping experience of your cooking life. Not only does it make dicing onions a whole lot more fun, but it’s also way safer — a dull knife is actually dangerous. Before you take the plunge and invest in a sharp blade, there are a few things you should know. A good knife is no ordinary kitchen utensil — it’s your right hand in making meals possible — so you must treat it with the utmost care. No matter how sharp a blade is, it’s a fragile...

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