An Edge in the Kitchen: The Ultimate Guide to Kitchen Knives review

An Edge in the Kitchen: The Ultimate Guide to Kitchen Knives An Edge in the Kitchen: The Ultimate Guide to Kitchen Knives - Last month I read the book An Edge in the Kitchen by Chad Ward. I’ve heard a lot of good reviews about this book, so I made it one of my first steps in an effort to improve...

Cheese making recipes at home

Cheese making recipes at home Cheese making recipes at home - After failing at my first attempt at making mozzarella cheese, I succeeded the second time around.  A couple of weeks ago I wrote about my less-than-satisfactory effort, so I made some changes and all worked out fine. Basically, the last time I felt that the microwave step of heating...

KidKraft Retro Kitchen Red Review

KidKraft Retro Kitchen Red Review KidKraft Retro Kitchen Red Review - This retro kitchen in red is on sale for $110 (+$18 shipping) and is regularly $150. I think it looks rather cool, and I am definitely tempted to buy one. The knobs turn, doors open, and it is made out of wood products instead of plastic. If you don’t like...

Unicorn Magnum Plus Pepper Mill vs. Oliver Hemming Spice Mill

Unicorn Magnum Plus Pepper Mill vs. Oliver Hemming Spice Mill Unicorn Magnum Plus Pepper Mill vs. Oliver Hemming Spice Mill - For a few years I used the Unicorn Magnum Plus Pepper Mill (left), but about five months ago I started using the Oliver Hemming Spice Mill (right). Now that I own both of these grinders, I thought I would have...

David Lebovitz Ice Cream – The Perfect Scoop Review

David Lebovitz Ice Cream - The Perfect Scoop Review David Lebovitz Ice Cream - I know ice cream season is largely over, but I’ve continued experimenting with ice cream flavors and see no need to stop. I have been trying various savory ingredients to make my ice cream, and they have come out really nice. I first made avocado ice...

Child Friendly Knives Review

Child Friendly Knives Review Child Friendly Knives Review - Misono, a Japanese maker of fine cutlery used by many professional chefs, also offers this unique product for children. It is a knife with a rounded tip for safety and made for the hands of a child. Some may question the wisdom of giving a kid a knife at all, but...

E-cloth Kitchen Cleaning Cloth Review

E-cloth Kitchen Cleaning Cloth Review   E-cloth Kitchen Cleaning Cloth Review - About a month ago, I purchased from a kitchen store in Minneapolis a package of E-cloth cleaning rags. The saleslady swore by them enthusiastically, and I was intrigued but also a bit suspicious at the same time.The cloth is the product of a British designer, Korean scientists, and Swedish...

Iittala Kartio Tumbler review

Iittala Kartio Tumbler review Iittala Kartio Tumbler review - For several years now I have been using Kartio glasses from Iittala as my everyday drinkware, and I can’t recommend them enough. The design is simple but very solid, and they come in a variety of colors. I have the light blue one pictured to the right.The glasses were initially designed...

Chimp and Zee Shopping Cart Dash

Chimp and Zee Shopping Cart Dash Chimp and Zee Shopping Cart Dash - Parenting magazine listed its best toys of the year for 2010 in its November issue, and the Chimp and Zee Shopping Cart Dash was one of the games receiving praise. Parents’ Choice also gave the game an award this fall, so the game seems to be racking...

SousVide Supreme water oven review

SousVide Supreme water oven review SousVide Supreme water oven review - A couple of weekends ago I was at the International Housewares Association show in Chicago and got a chance to check out the SousVide Supreme. Richard Blais from the 2008 season of Top Chef was giving demonstrations and plugging the product. If you remember that season, Blais was big...