How to Sharpen a Knife
Dec10

How to Sharpen a Knife

All chefs who go to a western-style catering college, and most butcher’s apprentices, are taught to sharpen their knives by swiping the cutting edge several times on a steel towards the hand that is holding that implement. I used to do it that way as well, many years ago. I also used to teach others the same method until the day I saw someone lay his hand open with a cut needing fourteen stitches. That gives you pause for...

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Rice Cookers – Perfect Rice Every Time
Dec10

Rice Cookers – Perfect Rice Every Time

Love fluffy cooked rice but dislike the preparation time and clean up? Then rice cookers maybe just what you need. Today’s rice cooker is a thrifty time saving device for anyone’s kitchen. Also eating rice weekly has many health benefits. With so many rice cookers to choose from how does one decide? Let’s take a look at the many features and sizes of a rice cooker and determine which is right for you and your family....

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Choosing the Right Kitchen Knife
Dec10

Choosing the Right Kitchen Knife

Kitchen knives come in all sizes and shapes. Each small variation results in a different use. There are long ones, short ones, wide ones, narrow ones, curved ones, angled ones and the list goes on and on. They are made from carbon steel, stainless steel, stamped steel ceramic or even plastic. The better knives are balanced so as they are being used they do not feel awkward. By awkward I mean they feel heavy or light at the pointed...

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Baking Flexibility
Dec10

Baking Flexibility

Silicon Sheets and Silicon Bakeware sets: Baking Flexibility Everywhere you look, there is a lot of emphasis on cutting the fat out of our daily diets, but who wants to cut out the fat if it means cutting out the flavor? When it comes to baking, there is a way to cut down on your fat intake without changing the ingredients in your favorite recipes. If you switch to nonstick silicone bakeware, you can cut down on your fat intake with...

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Kitchen Accessories
Dec10

Kitchen Accessories

Kitchen Accessories – Why No Kitchen Can Be Without Them? How much do kitchen accessories contribute in the making of a great cook? This is a good question, and if you listen to the manufacturers of all the cool kitchen stuff, then you will be left in no doubt as to the answer. In fact, most modern housewives would be totally lost without their extensive array of gadgets and kitchen accessories that are purported to produce the...

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