Posts Tagged ‘tips’

Simply Ming Cookware Reviews: A Red Ceramic Non-Stick Set For Everyone

Written by Peter Allen on . Posted in Cookware

It’s hard to keep track of all of the celebrity chefs these days. Between Alton Brown, Rachel Ray, the Pioneer Woman, Guy Fieri, and old greats like Emril, it’s easy to lose track of who each celebrity is and why they’re famous. Ming Tsai is different. For those who follow his show, he’s a relatable cooking expert who works tirelessly to bring innovative, easy recipes to your television screen. But what about Simply Ming’s cookware? Does Ming’s name bring the same no-nonsense accessibility and incredible kitchen performance?

What is a Food Coma and Which Foods can Cause It?

Written by The Kitchen Hand on . Posted in food

Most of us have experienced the legendary food coma, or as some people refer to it, the “itis”. So what triggers this feeling of lethargy and sleepiness when we eat too much of certain foods? Are certain foods responsible for this reaction, and is it possible to avoid the food coma? Read on as I reveal more about this phenomenon and what symptoms are associated with overindulging in foods that can create a food coma.

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

Written by Peter Allen on . Posted in Cutlery

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?

The Many Uses And Benefits Of Katakuriko

Written by Luisa Davis on . Posted in food

Katakuriko is a potato starch that originally came from the E. japonicum bulb. This plant bulb belongs to the Lilly family and originates from the country of Japan. The plant Erythronium japonicum has a stem measuring approximately 7.9 inches long. This plant has a brief season and grows slowly. The plant has to grow for as long as 8 years before it will finally bloom.

The Best Paring Knife Reviews: Killer Knives On A Tiny Budget

Written by Peter Allen on . Posted in Cutlery

You don’t need a huge collection of knives to be successful as a chef. Having a full knife block can help, don’t get me wrong, but there isn’t a group of kitchen police hiding in your cupboards waiting to burst out and arrest you if you use a chef’s knife for a task that’s slightly more suited for a shorter utility knife. When my friends ask me what knives they should spend their money on, I tend to suggest picking up a midrange chef’s knife, a nice pairing knife, and not much else. As long as my friends are equipped with chef’s and paring knives, I tell them that they’re good to go.

Cutco Knives Review: Are They Worth It?

Written by Peter Allen on . Posted in Cutlery

Cutco has a fairly unique business model. Instead of relying on smart pricing, good advertising, and great web presence, it uses a direct marketing approach. Cutco hires many salespeople, mostly college students, to visit their friends and family members and demonstrate how good their knives are in-person. The power of these demonstrations is enough to drive sales, even with the high price-tag on Cutco knives.

Best Potato Vodka – Top 10 List of the World’s Finest Vodka Brands

Written by The Kitchen Hand on . Posted in drink

Haters love to hate. When it comes to vodka, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard the same ignorant schtick. “It’s all the same,” people will say. “It just tastes like alcohol.” While vodka does bear the taste of strong spirit, there’s a lot of complex, subtle flavors that you can find in a glass (or a martini or a shot) of a fine vodka. With the cheap stuff, you’re missing out on quite a lot. 

Circulon Symmetry Hard Anodized Nonstick 11-Piece Cookware Set Review: Timeless Classic Or Modern Trash?

Written by Peter Allen on . Posted in Cookware

When it comes to affordable non-stick cookware, Circulon is one of my favorite brands. When it comes to construction, quality, and pricing, they know their stuff. They might not be a clear market leader, but they’re certainly competitive with other top brands. Their solid warranty programs and the multitude of options available help ensure that you can find the perfect hard anodized set that will last for years in your kitchen.