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Paula Deen Cookware Reviews: True Southern Style Cookware?

Written by Peter Allen on . Posted in Cookware

Paula Deen’s life story is the quintessential American journey to success. After divorcing her husband, she turned to odd jobs in an attempt to support herself and her children. She only found success when she embraced her passion and started a catering business out of her own kitchen. Over a few years, the popularity of her dishes outgrew her home oven and she opened up a Southern-style buffet restaurant that got rave reviews. She authored books, appeared on many television programs, and ultimately wound up endorsing a line of cookware.

Ballarini Cookware Review – A Hidden Italian Gem?

Written by Peter Allen on . Posted in Cookware

I’m not often surprised when a friend recommends a piece of cookware to me. I’ve been around kitchens for a couple decades now, including both professional kitchens and residential ones owned by my friends, and I’ve used pots and pans from dozens of labels.
 
Ballarini was not one I was familiar with until a couple years ago. I was hesitant to investigate it at first. After all, shouldn’t an expert like myself have heard of any brand worth using?

Wusthof vs Henckels: Choosing the best German chef’s knife

Written by Peter Allen on . Posted in Cutlery

Nothing will improve your kitchen more than a high-quality chef’s knife. While other tools might help with specialized tasks, a chef’s knife will see use in virtually every dish you make. You’ll chop vegetables, slice meats, shred herbs, and more. When your knives are sharp and comfortable to use, you’ll speed through food prep and get a lot more enjoyment out of the time you spend in the kitchen.

Tools Of The Trade Cookware Reviews – An Accessible Alternative To Top Brands?

Written by Peter Allen on . Posted in Cookware

If you’ve spent a lot of time reading cookware reviews, you probably know that pots and pans can handle totally differently, even if they look very similar. That’s why it’s important to take the time to get to know what’s really in each piece of cookware you’re buying. To make an informed buying decision, I believe that you need to know what something is made out of, who it’s made by, and what design features differentiate it from similar products.

Kyocera Ceramic Knife Reviews: The Sharpest Knives You Can Buy?

Written by Peter Allen on . Posted in Cutlery

I’m a big advocate of owning at least one traditional chef’s knife. For many of my friends, this starts out being a perfectly okay thing that they really enjoy. The problem arises when it’s time for them to sharpen their knife. For some reason, the same people that get their tires rotated religiously have a hard time taking their expensive knife to the mall for a cheap sharpening service once a year. This totally kills the advantage of owning an expensive chef’s knife. The purpose of a nice knife is that it’s easy to sharpen and that it stays sharp for longer. If you never sharpen it, however, it’s like a race car without fuel: useless.

Best Zwilling Cookware Review: Can This Top German Knife Maker Beat All-Clad

Written by Peter Allen on . Posted in Cookware

J. A. Henckels is one of the top manufacturers of high-end German kitchen knives. Its history of excellence stretches back literally hundreds of years, meaning you can find multiple generations of chefs who have enjoyed their fine Henckels knives in the kitchen. Today, they make two styles of knives: a more mass-market variety under the normal J. A. Henckels name, and a collection of ultra high-quality forged knives under the Zwilling J. A. Henckels imprint.