Solingen, Germany — Wusthof Factory Tour

Solingen, Germany — Wusthof Factory Tour

This past October I had the pleasure (along with my 11-year-old daughter) of visiting Solingen, Germany in order to take a tour of the Wusthof factory located there since 1814. (Well, not in the exact same place, of course.) Solingen is not only home base for Wusthof, but one of the knifemaking capitals of the world—nicknamed the

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Quality Kitchen Knives on Sale

Quality Kitchen Knives on Sale

Here are some of the latest deals on high-quality kitchen knives. We’re talking name-brand blades that will get sharp, and stay sharp, for a serious amount of time. As long as you treat them right, of course (see my Top Ten Tips). They should feel great in your hand and make you want to have fun in

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Best Carving Knife — Some Recommendations

Best Carving Knife — Some Recommendations

A carving knife is a thing of beauty, even if it’s used only a couple times a year. When you need a long, thin, and most important of all, sharp blade to do your slicing, nothing else will do. (Above: Wusthof Classic 2-Piece Hollow-Ground Carving Set.) If you’re in the market for a carving knife (or your

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How to Cut a Pineapple like a Pro

How to Cut a Pineapple like a Pro

Learning how to cut a pineapple is one of the great joys of kitchen knifedom. You weld your samurai-like blade to separate the spiny crown and prickly skin from the sweet, juicy fruit, and you feel exhilarated. But you must use a sharp knife. Otherwise it’s pure torture! For a quick and easy primer, watch my video

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Wusthof Knives — Outlet Store Bonanza

Wusthof Knives — Outlet Store Bonanza

Wusthof, Wusthof, Wusthof!! I’ve got Wusthof knives on the brain. . .mainly because I’ve been working on a definitive article to add to the KitchenKnifeGuru website that should cover everything Wusthofian. Weeeell, let’s not get carried away, but at least it should offer shoppers some serious guidance to help them wade through the merchandise. Working title: Wusthof

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Shallot Confit — Flavor-Up Your Kitchen

Shallot Confit — Flavor-Up Your Kitchen

I’m a huge fan of shallots and I’m also a huge fan of cooking simple but tasty. And I’m learning one of the secrets of cooking simple-but-tasty is having a battery of condiments or garnishes or whatever-you-want-to-call in your pantry to flavor-up simple dishes. So when I got a post from Tasting Table about shallot confit that

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Kitchen Knives — Top Quality on Sale

Kitchen Knives — Top Quality on Sale

It’s that time of year again—post holidays—when everywhere you look prices on everything are getting slashed. Kitchen knives are no exception! Here are just a few (and some of the best) deals out there in kitchen-knife land. These are all high-quality kitchen knives—many of them on my recommended Best Chef Knives list, and if not on the

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