Ananya Tiwari

Ananya Tiwari

A lover of fine things in life, Ananya can be found in the kitchen, whipping up a new delicacy every day. When she isn't cooking, penning down poetry is her way to go as she is in the midst of publishing her book. Ananya is a complete sci-fi nerd and can be found glued to the TV screen watching dystopian movies, thanks to her love for the stars and space. Ananya has been writing professionally for over 4 years for megacorps and start-ups. She strongly believes that where her ability ends, her faith begins.

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Detailed Guide On How To Cut Chicken Wings

In this blog post, I’ll walk you through the steps of cutting and cooking chicken wings into portions, whether you prefer drumettes or wingettes, and share tips for achieving the perfect level of crispiness, as well as the best Dalstrong tools to help you work through tough joints...

9 Mins

A Guide To Owning Teak Cutting Boards

If you're a home chef looking for a high-quality cutting board that can withstand the demands of everyday use, a teak cutting board might be just what you need. Teak is known for its durability, moisture resistance, and stunning appearance.

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How To Oil A Cutting Board For Smooth Slicing

Cutting boards are an essential tool in any kitchen, but with regular use, they can become dry, rough, and prone to cracking. To maintain a smooth and hygienic cutting surface, oiling your cutting board regularly is essential.

11 Mins

How To Make Gravy From Scratch

Let’s get real for a second – gravy is universally loved and is perfect for mashed potatoes, roasts, and, quite honestly, any other dish! And what’s better than a homemade version? In this blog, let's learn how make gravy from scratch!

12 Mins

What Is A Paring Knife Used For

In the kitchen, having the right tools is essential for any home cook or professional chef. Paring knives are some of the most important tools, and knowing which paring knife to use for different tasks can make all the difference. 

10 Mins

Finding The Best Apron With Pockets

Let’s talk about the best Dalstrong aprons with pockets. Stay comfortable and stylish all day long in the kitchen or by the grill.

9 Mins

What Is a Knife Sharpening Kit And How Do You Use It?

Knife sharpening is an essential skill for any home cook or professional chef. With the right knife sharpening kit and tools, you can keep your knives sharp and in top condition.

14 Mins

The Dalstrong Hori Hori Knife You Need

Folks, you may have heard of a variety of knives that are available out there – Damascus knives, carving knives, steak knives, and Santoku knives. But, the hori hori knife is a multi-purpose beast that can be used in the kitchen and your garden. Yep, this is a more than an...

9 Mins

The Ultimate Guide to Kitchen Shears

Folks, there are several versatile, must-have tools in every kitchen, but kitchen shears are an underrated bunch of them. Kitchen shears are a must-have tool in any home cook's kitchen. Let's take a closer look at kitchen shears, including what they are, their best uses, pro tips on how to use...

13 Mins

Achieve Your Dream Kitchen With Dalstrong Cutlery Sets

Folks, it's time to upgrade your kitchen tools and kitchen gadgets! Today, let’s talk about cutlery sets and how Dalstrong can add value and elegance to your kitchen. 

12 Mins

Everything You Need To Know About Dalstrong’s Cheese Graters

Cheese graters are one of the most versatile kitchen tools that a home cook can own. Whether it’s shredding hard cheese or soft cheese, finely grating a tough block of cheese, or needing a makeshift garlic press, these portable kitchen tools can get the job done with ease, all while...

12 Mins

The Benefits Of Owning Magnetic Knife Storage

Whether it’s storing your knives or displaying them for your guests to see, a strip magnetic holder can get the job done. Also known as a knife bar, these bad boys don’t take plenty of space and are perfect for home cooks looking for a little more counter space.

8 Mins

Why You Need A Dalstrong Knife Magnetic Holder

Elevate your kitchen with the tools it really needs to impress you each time you walk in there – I’m talking about magnetic knife blocks, folks! In this blog, I’ll be sharing the most striking and efficient magnetic knife stands that will amplify the functionality of your kitchen and give it...

13 Mins

How To Peel A Kiwi To Perfection

Time to show off your knife skills, folks! In this article, I’ll be walking you through the different ways to cut a kiwi, and how to choose the best type of Kiwi when you’re at the grocery store.

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How To Peel Peaches With Ease

Whether it’s making a decadent peach cobbler, peach salsa, or making peaches with honeyed tips for a charcuterie board, I’ve got you covered with everything you need to know about peaches.This is where you’ll learn about how you should cut up the fruit. So, let’s dive right into it!

11 Mins

5 Tips For Organizing Your Kitchen With Ease

The best tools to help you organize your kitchen space can be found at Dalstrong. Whether it’s cutting boards, pots, pans, functional pot lids, magnetic knife blocks to minimize counter space, or cooking utensils, this is your one-stop solution.

12 Mins

World-Class BBQ Pitmasters And Dalstrong Elite Pitmasters – Who Are They?

Bbq pitmasters like Moe Cason, Tuffy Stone, Myron Mixon, Melissa Cookston, Eric Thomas, Lee Ann Whippen, and Aaron Franklin have paved the way for grill masters who want to work their way up in the world of barbecue. I’m here to walk you through all the tips and tricks to become...

14 Mins

How To Peel Tomatoes The Easy Way

This fruit, also disguised as a base vegetable in foods is the key to most recipes. So, it only makes sense to understand how to shop, seed, and cut tomatoes. 

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Everything You Need To Know About Graters

A grater is a kitchenware essential that changes the texture of a variety of fruits, vegetables, and dairy products like hard and marbled cheese, chocolates, and nuts, too. Read about the tools that are perfect for home cooking and cooking in busy kitchens in commercial restaurants, too. 

10 Mins

How To Grate Ginger The Easiest Way Without Making A Mess

Ginger comes from a flowering plant in Southeast Asia and is one of the most nutritious and healthiest spices used in daily cooking. Ginger truly is a versatile spice that can be used to make desserts, beverages, and savory meals.

9 Mins

Learn How To Chop Parsely In 5 Easy Steps

Today, let’s talk about all things parsley. All you need are the right kitchen tools to get yourself started. 

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How To Dice Potatoes : 7 Easy Steps

Peeling and dicing potatoes is not that difficult, but there are ways to do it that are much simpler. Folks, it’s time to showcase your knife skills.

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Must-Try Korean BBQ Sauce Recipe

It’s no surprise that Korean food is one of the finest cuisines to exist. So, in this blog, I’ll be walking you through the different methods to nail a batch of Korean bbq dipping sauce.

14 Mins

How To Cut A Tomato Perfectly

If there’s one thing that can be found in every single kitchen worldwide, it’s a bunch of fresh tomatoes waiting to be used. Tomatoes are LOW SODIUM food and make excellent healthy dinners. Let’s get right into it, folks.

9 Mins

How To Cut Cantaloupe In Different Ways

Cantaloupe is one of the juiciest, sweetest, and easiest fruits to devour on any day. This fruit is going to allow you to channel your inner chef and insanely good knife skills, so let’s dive right into it. 

11 Mins

Different Methods: How To Cut Cabbage

In this blog, I’m elated to talk about the benefits of cabbage, the different kinds of cabbage, and most importantly, the different ways in which you can cut this underrated vegetable. So, let’s learn how to cut cabbage, folks. 

10 Mins

Easy Guide On How To Cut A Bell Pepper

While there are incredible recipes out there to be tried, such as cooking bell peppers in an instant pot or air fryer, you need one thing down – your peppers should be well-chopped. In this blog, I’ll be walking you through the different methods by which you can slice and dice...

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Must-Have Kitchen Essentials You Should Own

Kitchenware tools are great, but let’s talk about the most important ones you and your kitchen simply can’t do without. Is it a knife set? Or is it a spatula set? Let's walk through the most popular kitchen essentials and how you can make the most out of them. 

14 Mins

Everything You Need To Know About Cooking Utensils

Cooking utensils and kitchen gadgets can define your experience in the kitchen. So, it’s crucial to have the right cooking utensil set. Let’s talk about some of the most popular cooking utensils that can elevate your culinary skills. 

11 Mins

Dalstrong’s Popular and Best Knives For Chefs

In this article, I’ll be walking you through Dalstrong’s knives and how they can be your third hand in the kitchen, and essential traits you should look for when purchasing a knife. Let’s get right into it. 

16 Mins

Must Try Easy Chicken Enchilada Recipes

Mexican food is by far the most versatile cuisine that is not only delectable but also super easy to make if you have the right ingredients. Game day, movie night-in, or Cinco De Mayo, a quick batch of chicken enchiladas can set the mood. Here’s everything you need to know...

16 Mins

What Is The Sharpest Knife In The World?

A sharp blade is the most important part of any knife. You may have heard about Obsidian blades being the sharpest material in the world, but the truth is, they’re not ideal for kitchen knives due to their brittle nature. Knives with materials like stainless steel, German steel, Damascus steel,...

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Dalstrong's Chopping Knives That You Need To Bag

Chopping knives are probably the most important kitchen tool one should own, regardless of their chopping skills. Let’s talk about all things chopping. 

14 Mins

What Makes Dalstrong The Best Brand For Knives – Battle Of The Brands

There are plenty of knife brands out there that are carving their place in the culinary world, and hey, it can get a smidge confusing. I’m elated to talk to you about them and educate you on how to choose the best brand that caters to your personality, budget, and culinary...

16 Mins

The Best Knives For Every Type Of Task

Using the correct knife type for every task is something that doesn’t just apply to seasoned chefs, but to home cooks, too. It encourages and maintains a safe cooking experience. In this article, I’ll be talking about the different types of knives and their uses for various tasks. 

16 Mins

Delicious Boneless Pork Chop Recipes You Should Make At Home

The holiday season is almost here, and this boneless pork chop recipe is here to make your guests drool. Be it Thanksgiving, Christmas, or the fourth of July, a plate of succulent meat and creamy garlic loin chops with grated parmesan cheese is always a treat.

16 Mins

How To Debone Chicken Thighs In 5 Easy Steps

You don’t need sleek and chic knife skills to debone the toughest cuts of meat. In this article, we’ll be talking about the art of deboning chicken thighs, and trimming away any excess fat.

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The Art Of Knife Collection

Dalstrong knives aren’t just striking and show-stopping to look at, but they’re the embodiment of function meeting form. Each knife collection is an art. And, this makes the art of knife collection all that intriguing. 

10 Mins

Everything You Need To Know About Dalstrong Kitchenware Deals

Find kitchenware deals that will work for you and your cooking style. Simply put, purchasing cookware sets is an excellent way to save money because let’s be honest, individual pieces of kitchenware can get a smidge pricey.

15 Mins

Top Dalstrong Picks By Pitmasters

We at Dalstrong have something in common with Pit masters – Our love for barbecue cooking. Let’s get into some of these pitmasters' picks right away. Want to nail BBQ pork or BBQ chicken as a beginner? Follow the tips laid out below. 

9 Mins

How To Make Quick And Soulful Chicken Parmesan

If there’s one single comfort food that can soothe our stomachs and souls, it’s every family's favorite dish, chicken parmesan. The golden brown crust made with Italian bread crumbs served on a bed of mashed potatoes and garnished with grated parmesan cheese is certainly the key to my heart. In this blog,...

15 Mins

Carving Knife And Fork Set – Every GrillMaster’s Favorite Tool

In this blog, I’ll be talking about the most versatile pieces of culinary that can make your life a whole lot easier when you’re at the grill – A knife and fork set. Let’s get right into it! 

9 Mins

What Are Knife Stone Sharpers And Their Uses?

We’ll be talking about grit sizes, diamond whetstones, sharpening angles, types of knives, and dull blades that can use a little magic from knife sharpeners!

14 Mins

How Your Knives Can Benefit From Honing Rods And Whetstones

Honing rods and whetstones aren’t only designed for kitchen knives, but also for easy scissor sharpening, which is always a bonus if you use knife sets with a pair of kitchen shears. Let’s dive into everything you need to know about knife sharpening tools to keep them protected!

14 Mins

Battle Of The Boards – Wood Or Glass?

Wood cutting boards have always been as staple as rice is in my household! But, why are these boards gaining a surge of popularity compared to glass cutting boards? Two major reasons – Wood cutting boards are generally more durable, safe, and sustainable. And secondly, for aesthetic purposes. 

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Why You Need A Pair Of Kitchen Shears 

Just like cutting boards and super sharp knife sets, a pair of sharp shears can make all kitchen tasks feel like a walk in the park. For starters, kitchen shears are slightly different from a standard pair of scissors, thanks to the micro-serrated blades and soft grip. Discover all the...

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Delicious Ways On How To Grill Shrimp

Grilled shrimp is one of the most versatile dishes. It’s easy fast, one of the most famous dinner recipes out there, and can be made on gas grills, pellet grills, and air fryers, too! So, let’s learn how to nail this easy grilled fresh shrimp recipe!

12 Mins

Quick Guide On How To Grill Filet Mignon

Are you looking for a quick yet detailed guide to a grilled filet mignon recipe? Well, Dalstrong has got you covered. Filet mignon is a famous cut of steak that can be cooked by reverse searing or grilling. Seared filet mignons steaks are a cut of beef that is in high demand all...

10 Mins

Why You Need Frying Pans And Skillets In Your Kitchen

Skillets or frying pans? How are they different and which one do you need? Fret not, folks. I’m here to answer all these questions. While both are famous pieces of cookware that belong in your kitchen, there are certain cooking tasks where one would...

12 Mins

A Delicious And Detailed Guide On How To Smoke Brisket

Summer is the season to bring out pellet smokers and pellet grills for all things brisket. Let's talk about nailing a delicious smoked beef brisket recipe in this detailed guide. Let’s get right into it, folks! 

14 Mins

Why Stock Pots Are Better Than Saucepans And Other Cookware

Saucepans have been a staple piece of cookware in the kitchen for boiling water and reducing sauces, but they are losing their popularity for several reasons. They aren't as ergonomic as stock pots are. Stock pots are oven safe, comfortable to hold, easy to clean,...

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A Detailed Guide To Making The Perfect Charcuterie Board

In this detailed guide, I’ll be walking you through everything you need to know to make the perfect charcuterie board, the best meats and types of cheeses that go on it, how to preserve a balance of flavors, and most importantly, the significance of good cutting boards

14 Mins

How To Grill Lobster Tails At Home Like A Pro

Lobster meat is like the wagyu beef of seafood. It might cost you a couple more dollars to buy, but it’s worth serving for special occasions. This meat can be used as an alternative to meats you cook every day such as chicken or fish. Grilled lobsters can be served...

10 Mins

How To Find The Perfect Pair Of Kitchen Tongs

Tongs set can be used for flipping vegetables or meat on the stovetop or grill. Tongs work as an extra set of hands to flip, turn, or transfer extremely hot or cold foods, making your time in the kitchen safe and convenient. 

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Why Teak Wood Makes The Best Large Cutting Boards

Find out why Teak is among the best materials for your cutting board, learn how to care for it, and explore some of Dalstrong’s best cutting boards. Folks, it’s time to invest in a large cutting board. 

15 Mins

How To Choose a Ripe Avocado

The ripening process for an avocado starts when they are harvested, and not when they’re on the tropical evergreen trees. If you have underripe avocados there are several things you can do over 3-4 days. Fret not! If you need to ripen an avocado quickly, we’ve got you covered, too. 

10 Mins

Hot And Cold Soba Noodles Recipe

Soba is a variety of buckwheat flour noodles that originated in the Middle Ages in Japan. The most unique part about this dish is that it is extremely versatile, as it can be served as a hot dish or just as cold soba noodles. If you're big on meal planning, this...

12 Mins

Everything You Need To Know About A Knife Block

Knife block set is used for kitchen knife storage and is the most recognizable item on your countertop. They are usually made with wood and high-quality stainless steel. Knife blocks or sheaths protect knives from damage. Whether or not you’re a professional chef, a knife block set...

18 Mins

What Is A Julienne Cut And How To Do It Like A Chef

‘Julienne’ is a French term for cutting techniques that help achieve uniform, precise, and thin strips of vegetables. The idea is to achieve uniform slices of vegetables to help food cook evenly. Using julienned vegetables for cooking also helps in decreased cooking time as the heat can probe through the vegetable easily. 

10 Mins

Why A Whetstone Is Better Than An Electric Knife Sharpener

Today, we’ll be discussing the importance of knife sharpening, and particularly why whetstones are safer and better than electric knife sharpeners. 

14 Mins

Ultimate Guide On How To Season Ground Turkey

Ground Turkey is best known for its delicious taste, and that comes from the seasonings used to bring out its flavor profile. Let’s begin this article by talking about the ingredients you would need to bring this meat to life. (Not literally.) 

10 Mins

7 Easy Steps On How To Grill Asparagus

A batch of fresh asparagus is insanely underrated. Be it grilled salmon or cooking any chicken recipe, asparagus makes its place known on your plate. There are plenty of ways you can make the ‘perfect grilled asparagus’. 

11 Mins

Easy Chicken Lollipop Recipe You Can Make At Home

Chicken Lollipop, also known as ‘Chicken Drumsticks’ or ‘Drums Of Heaven’, is a classic starter or appetizer in most restaurants today, usually served alongside a bowl of fried rice. This chicken recipe originated in India and is made using chicken wings or chicken drumsticks. Learn how to make one today!

11 Mins

Easy & Healthy Blackened Mahi Mahi You Can Cook At Home

If you’re not familiar with blackened mahi mahi, you’re missing out! It is a seafood dish that can be put together in 15 minutes with cookware like a skillet, or on the grill – Perfect for a quick meal after a long day.

14 Mins

Essential Grill Tools And Accessories Every Grill Master Should Own

Whether or not you’re a pitmaster, grilling tools or grill tool sets can be used around the year, especially when the nights get a little chillier, and you want to have a cookout with your charcoal grill. Here is everything you need to know about the different grill tools and...

14 Mins

Why Stainless Steel Tasting Spoons Are Better Than Wooden Tasting Spoons

Say goodbye to tasting food off of your spatulas! Whether or not you’re a professional chef, you want to make sure that the food you cook tastes great consistently. So, let’s talk about an indispensable cooking utensil that surely belongs in your kitchen – A tasting spoon. 

12 Mins

Types Of Professional Knife Sharpeners

If you’re investing in a professional knife, using a knife sharpener to maintain its razor sharp edge is the best way to cherish it. This article will guide you to a seamless knife sharpening process using various professional knife sharpeners. 

13 Mins

Smart Ways To Mash Potatoes Without A Potato Masher

You don’t always need a potato masher to plate the best potato dishes. It’s true! Today, we’re going to learn more about the incredible methods you can use to make mashed potatoes without creating much of a fuss in the kitchen. This includes a personal favourite – Hand mashing! 

14 Mins

The Best Tuna Knife For Slicing Tuna

Did you know that the world's largest fastest fish is the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna also known as the Powerful Bluefin Tuna? Here’s your guide about tuna and the best tuna knives you can use to fillet them perfectly from head to tail 

13 Mins

Why Stainless Steel Skillets Are Better Than Enameled Cast Iron Skillets

The choices are vast – Porcelain enamel or a traditional cast iron skillet? Or, do you need the top-of-the-line – Stainless steel? Stainless steel skillets are a better purchase than enameled cast iron skillets as they are more affordable, require little to no maintenance, and are built to last a lifetime. 

14 Mins

Why Stainless Steel Cookware Is Better Than Carbon Steel Cookware

Stainless steel cookware is designed to withstand most abrasions, and high temperatures – Everything you could wish for in a cookware set! Today, we will highlight the differences between carbon steel and stainless steel, and why stainless steel cookware is a better purchase. Let’s get started!

16 Mins

How To Make Lemon Zest In 3 Easy Ways

Today, I’m elated to talk about one of the most versatile fruits in the kitchen – Lemons. You probably already use lemon juice and lemon zest to take your food up a notch by giving it a citrus flavor to add that zing, so we have for...

14 Mins

Quick and Easy Salmon Recipes You Have To Try

You can never go wrong with the king of fish. Whether you’re looking for a summer cookout or a quiet night in with the folks, Salmon is a readily available fish that is not only nutritional but delectable and hearty while being packed with flavor. 

17 Mins

Ceramic Cookware vs. Stainless Steel Cookware – What’s Your Pick?

Learn more about the differences between Ceramic cookware and stainless steel cookware today. What are the pros and cons of each? Discover the cookware that's right for your kitchen. 

17 Mins

Dalstrong vs. Misen Knives : Companies On The Cutting Edge

Both Dalstrong and Misen set out to bridge the gap between traditional and modern knives. Let's learn about the similarities and differences between the two culinary knife companies.

9 Mins

How To Cut Green Onions In 4 Easy Steps

There are various ways to slice, serve and savor the wonderfully delicious Green Onion. If you grew up on Hakka food, you will know how important this pop of green can be to your meals.

12 Mins

The Best Cooking Pans You Should Own In 2023

Owning a lot of cooking pans are not necessary but owning a mix of the right ones is. Today, we’re going to talk about the wonderful outcomes of owning a cookware set, how to maintain them, and Dalstrong’s best cooking pans.

16 Mins

In-Depth Guide to Owning a Meat Knife in 2023

What meat knife is best for you? It depends on what you're using it for. Let's take a look at the different types of meat knives available and when to use them.

15 Mins

How To Cut Brisket

Let's take a look at the best and most efficient way to trim and slice a brisket.

13 Mins

Detailed Guide to Owning a Brisket Knife

 To find the best knife for your brisket, there are key factors that you must look at before moving forward with your purchase. We'll help you figure out what's important for your brisket knife.

20 Mins

Why Do I Need A Potato Peeler?

A vegetable peeler is not one-size-fits-all. A fruit such as a tomato would require the peeler to have a blade that is curated to peel its thin skin without damaging the pulp. But first, let’s discuss a couple questions and points about potato peelers. 

18 Mins

What Is A Meat Tenderizer and why do I need one?

Evening out hard meats to avoid a chewy texture is a great idea, but it also promotes a decreased cooking time in the kitchen, since all the slices and cuts of flesh and muscle can be cooked at the same time.

19 Mins

What Are Damascus Kitchen Knives?

A Damascus kitchen knife stands out from its peers, thanks to its rippled water-like design. However, what else makes a Damascus kitchen knife superior to other knives?

19 Mins

Ultimate Guide to Cooking Knives

We walk you through an ultimate guide for cooking knives including different types, uses, and over 20 different product recommendations for every type of chef!

28 Mins

The Best Pots And Pans Sets in 2023

When the chilly nights roll on, it makes perfect sense to get your pots and pans out of their shelves and get cooking! If you’re looking to buy your first ever set, check out our 2022 guide to finding the perfect pots and pans set!

14 Mins

BBQ Tools Every Pitmaster Should Have

All pitmasters can agree on one thing: you must have the right barbecue tools. In this article we will cover a few essential tools outside of the standard grill and smoker, along with pros and cons for each barbecue tool. 

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