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Peter Allen

Peter Allen

Peter's path through the culinary world has taken a number of unexpected turns. After starting out as a waiter at the age of 16, he was inspired to go to culinary school and learn the tricks of the trade. As he delved deeper, however, his career took a sudden turn when a family friend needed someone to help manage his business. Peter now scratches his culinary itch on the internet by blogging, sharing recipes, and socializing with food enthusiasts worldwide.

Medina River Outdoors 67 Jumbo Smoker/Grill Combo Review

Written by Peter Allen on . Posted in BBQ & Outdoor

It’s a smoker! It’s a grill! It’s jumbo! The name is very transparent. It’s not hiding much at all.

It’s a versatile charcoal cooker that takes up a lot of backyard space, but it is a mighty beast. Dads, Uncles, and Grandpas alike will gather at your door and argue around your grill during parties about how long you should grill your burgers or smoke your brisket, all the while complimenting on your new beautiful combination grill.

Goodbye to Rubbery Chicken!

Written by Peter Allen on . Posted in food

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Have you ever devoted lots of effort and time into a supposedly guaranteed-to-be delicious recipe only to have nothing to show for it but disappointment? Rubbery chicken breast comes to mind. While this problem may sound petty, the flavor of your meat is backed up by its texture. Just as it’s difficult to think of uncooked chicken –or any other meat–as tasty, it’s also difficult to enjoy a good meal with rubbery chicken.

Center Cut Bacon vs Regular Bacon

Written by Peter Allen on . Posted in food

People love bacon for many reasons, and over the years, there has been a focus on center cut bacon. Before I get into what this is and the differences it has with other kinds of bacon such as the regular cut, I find that I should first give you a brief introduction to bacon cuts.

Shun Sora Knives Review: How To Get Shun Knives, Cheap

Written by Peter Allen on . Posted in Cutlery

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Ask any professional cook or knife expert what features you should look for in a knife and you’ll get a pretty consistent set of answers. Everyone will agree that you want a high-quality steel, a blade design that suits the knife’s intended use, a comfortable handle, good balance, and ideally a long warranty that will cover any future mishaps. Shun’s Sora line has all of these features, at least at first glance. Why, then, is it so inexpensive compared to Shun’s other products?

Schmidt Brothers Knife Review: A Trendy Knife For Modern Kitchens?

Written by Peter Allen on . Posted in Cutlery

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Last Updated Feb 2020 – A sharp knife is the cook’s best friend. There’s a world of difference between a dull, old knife that’s been sitting in a drawer and a sharp high-carbon blade that’s been properly cared for. While you can get by pretty okay in a home kitchen with a dull knife, you would NEVER choose to do so if you knew what you were missing.