Tools & Gadgets

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.

T-Fal vs Farberware: Good Budget Brands?

Written by Peter Allen on . Posted in Cookware

The tools you use in the kitchen are just that: tools. While I’m certainly guilty of playing up the effect of a nice knife or frying pan from time to time, it’s not too much different from what happens when you purchase a nice hammer or vacuum cleaner. Your chores will become more fun for a time while you learn the quirks of your new device. After that brief honeymoon period, however, you’ll go back to hammering or vacuuming with your usual old attitude.

Genoa Salami vs Hard Salami: The Difference Between Cured Meats

Written by Peter Allen on . Posted in food

Deli meats were a part of the culinary world that I neglected for a long time. I’ve always thought of myself as a bold, adventurous cook, and my forays into the sandwich world attempted to reflect this. I’d always use some “fancy” leftover meat or an array of cheeses and vegetables that tried to prove something. Alternately, I’d make myself a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. There was no in between.