Born and raised on the Caribbean coast of Colombia, Jorge Farah is a writer, media producer, and avid kitchen enthusiast. It took him a while to become enamored with the craft of cooking, but once he started seeing it as a creative outlet, it opened the doors to a decade-long fascination. He is based in the world capital of steak and Malbec: Buenos Aires, Argentina. When he’s not writing, you’ll find him listening to music, analyzing film to an absurd degree, holding court on the merits of the reverse-sear method, or pondering the structural integrity of impossibly large sandwiches.
How to Brine Pork Chops the Right Way
Everyone loves pork chops! But by taking the extra step to brine your pork chops, your reward is a juicy, flavorful pork chop that is a long ways from the boring, tough, borderline inedible pork chops you’d been cooking for yourself.
How Do You Like Your Steak? Steak Temperature Chart & Doneness Guide
The question of how you like your steak cooked has almost overtaken the question of how you like your coffee in terms of personal preferences strangers have strangely intense opinions about. How do you know which degrees of doneness you like your steak? And what are the differences between them?...
A Comprehensive Guide to the Different Types of Knife Steel
As a beginner in the culinary world, you may wonder why you should worry about something as seemingly technical and esoteric as the different types of knife steel used to create your kitchen tools. Let's break down the various types of steel used in kitchen knife blades.
How to Peel a Pomegranate Like a Pro In 4 Easy Steps
Pomegranate fruit is absolutely delicious, and the ruby red arils (seeds) are really great in a wide number of savory and sweet recipes. Let's look into how easy and fun peeling a pomegranate is when you arm yourself with the right tools. Let’s explore that!
Dalstrong vs. Coolina Knives: Which Brand Should You Go With?
In this article, we will compare the two companies in terms of product quality, customer service, overall reputation, and other relevant factors to help you decide which brand is best for you.
Easy Ground Beef Recipes With Few Ingredients
Ground beef is a delicious and versatile ingredient that has gotten the short end of the stick and gone unrecognized in the culinary world. In this article, we’ll discuss some of the properties of ground beef, and share some easy ground beef recipes with few ingredients.
Essential Kitchen Tools Every Home Cook Should Own
If you enjoy cooking, you know that being equipped with the right kitchen tools can make a world of difference. These tools can enable you to cook anything from a simple, straightforward meal to an elaborate multi-course feast. In this article, we’ll explore the concept of kitchen tools, and give...
What Knife Brand to Go With? A Definitive Guide to Good Knife Brands
Good knife brands are more than just a name on a box. If you pick the right one, you’re not just buying a knife – you’re joining a community, and you can get a tremendous amount of value from the brand. In this article, we’ll explore what makes for good...
Why It’s Important to Have Good Kitchen Knives
You need good kitchen knives to make cooking easier and more enjoyable. In this article, we’ll discuss what you need from your kitchen knives, and show you some of the best kitchen knives available.
The Best Egg Salad Recipes for Sandwiches
When you take the rich, creamy texture and flavors of the egg salad and put it in sandwich form, you end up with something that’s even better than the sum of its parts. In this article, we’ll explore the egg salad sandwich, including the very best egg salad sandwich recipe...
A Quick Guide to Filleting Fish Like a Pro
Filleting fish is easier than you think. In this article, we’ll guide you through how to do it, including tools you’ll need and answering any questions you might have.
What is the Best Kitchen Knife For You?
Let's talk about the different types of kitchen knives around, what they’re made of, and how to find the best kitchen knife for your home.
Oyster Shucker: An Essential Tool for Any Shellfish Enthusiast
An oyster shucker is a must-have kitchen knife for any seafood enthusiast. With its special design, home cooks can pry shells open and make quick work of the connective muscle that keeps the oyster flesh connected to its shell.
What is a Knife Sheath and Why Do You Need One?
A knife sheath, also known as a knife saya or a scabbard, is a protective cover for your knife. Below we’ll discuss why you should be looking for one, and give you some recommendations to keep an eye out for.
All You Need to Know About the Tanto Knife
Tanto knives are traditional Japanese blades that were originally used as weapons, and with time, they’ve become popular in the culinary world. Let’s take a look at the tanto knife design, its history, and how to use it.
The Very Best Chicken Pot Pie Recipe You’ll Find Anywhere
Hoping to make the classic comfort food that is chicken pot pie? This blog makes it simple, with step-by-step instructions for a great pie crust and chicken pot pie filling, as well as tips on the best tools and tactics for success, including how to prevent your crust from going...
The Best Steak Knife Sets for Steak Enthusiasts
Let’s talk about steak knives; why they’re used, how they’re used, and where you can find the very best ones.
Bamboo Cutting Board Vs Teak Cutting Board: Which One Is Better?
Cutting boards (sometimes known as chopping blocks or carving boards) are an essential part of home cooking. But the world of home chefs is sharply divided as to which material makes the best cutting board. In this article, we compare bamboo cutting boards and tropical teak cutting boards to see...
The Case for Owning a Knife Case
A knife case (or a knife bag, or knife roll) is a simple, stylish way to transport your precious kitchen knives from one location to another. In this blog post we’ll talk about what to look for in a knife case, give you some tips on proper knife storage, and...
How to Cook Scallops the Right Way
Learn how to cook scallops the right away, discover its unique texture and flavor, and check out one of the best and easiest scallops recipe you'll ever try today.
How To Find The Best Chopping Block
A good wood chopping block is a fantastic kitchen tool and will have a direct impact on the quality of your food (not to mention the quality of your health). How do we find the best chopping block? And what should we be looking out for? Find out today.
The Very Best Recipe for Sauteed Mushrooms
This is one of the simplest, most straightforward Sauteed Mushrooms recipe you'll ever cook. It really highlights how simple recipes can be utterly amazing. This recipe has to be shared. So let’s talk about the very best sauteed mushrooms you’ll ever try.
Granite Stone Cookware vs. Stainless Steel Cookware
Granite stone cookware is one of the most common types of cookware around. It has a number of advantages as well as some drawbacks. How does it stack up against stainless steel cookware? Here’s our take on it.
Why You Need a Damascus Chef Knife In Your Kitchen
Damascus steel has a long history, and its unique look holds a strong allure for consumers. But what exactly is it, and is it any better than other types of steel?
All You Ever Wanted to Know About the Serbian Chef Knife
Serbian chef’s knives are incredibly powerful kitchen knives that resemble a traditional cleaver. They have great edge retention and an incredibly tough build, making them very easy to look after.
Meat Cleaver: Why Your Home Kitchen Needs One
The meat cleaver is one of the most trusty, dependable tools in any home cook’s arsenal. But what about it makes it such an important and versatile tool, and why is it so popular?
How To Sharpen A Knife With A Stone
Using a whetstone or a sharpening stone is widely considered the best way to sharpen your knives. Not only does it remove the least amount of material (extending the life of your knives), but it also results in the very best edge.
What Is A Knife Holder And Why Your Kitchen Needs One
If you’re the kind of person who secretly gets a little bummed out every time they have to put their beautiful kitchen tools away, fear not. A knife holder is exactly what you’re looking for to keep your tools safe, easy to access, and on proud display.
The Very Best Taquitos Recipe You’ll Ever Try
There’s just something about Mexican food, isn’t there? Taquitos are among the best things that have ever existed. Why not instead learn how to make them yourself? That’s right – let’s explore this wonderful dish with the very best taquitos recipe you will ever try.
What Is A Cheese Knife And Why Do You Need One?
Every cheese lover should have a great set of cheese knives. A cheese knife is a knife specifically designed to cut, slice, or spread cheese.Their unique shape and design is perfect to maintain a cheese’s structural integrity, making it easy to portion it without damaging it. A cheese knife set would be a...
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Butcher’s Knife
A butcher's knife is, as the name implies, one of the most useful tools for butchering animal carcasses. If you have a large piece of meat that you need to portion off into smaller cuts, a butcher knife is the best way to go.
How Long Does Ground Beef Last in the Fridge?
Raw ground beef lasts for one or two days in the fridge before it goes bad. Cooked ground beef will last for three to four days in the fridge. Learn storage tips and how to tell if ground beef has gone bad.
How to Cook a Turkey in the Oven to Be Moist
Whether you’re making a traditional Thanksgiving turkey feast or you’re simply cooking up a nice turkey dinner, few meals are as wholesome and satisfying as a juicy roast turkey cooked to perfection in an oven. And because this meal is so delicious and so satisfying, it is particularly...
How to Choose the Best Kitchen Knife Set for You
Depending on the size of the kitchen knife set you purchase, it might come with some extremely specific specialty knives, or it may come with just the essentials. Of course, what constitutes the essentials is also within contention. We’ll get to that a little later.
How to Reverse Sear a Steak the Right Way
The reverse sear method is a process that involves baking the meat in the oven, then searing it in a pan (preferably a cast iron pan). This technique is fantastic because it gives you more control over the internal temperature of the meat while also allowing for a delicious browned...
The Ultimate List of Cool Knives for Kitchen Enthusiasts
Whoever you are, and whatever you do, there’s something universally appealing about owning a knife that is unique, creative, and, yes, “cool.” But what is a cool knife, anyway? And where can you find the coolest knives to buy? Let’s dive into it.
How to Layer Lasagna Correctly in 4 Easy Steps
If you're making a classic lasagna, you might get a little hung up on the layering process. Check out how to layer lasagna the right way today!
What is a Scimitar Knife, and What is it Used For?
The scimitar knife is designed to help easily break down large chunks of meat. Their curved blade allows for smooth slicing of large chunks of meat, as well as getting around bones and under skin. And because they’re knives that will be used for these tough jobs, the need...
What Are Damascus Steel Knives, and Why Do We Love Them So Much?
We'll take a look into Damascus steel knives to learn what they are, why they are special, and why Damascus is one of the most popular types of steel out there.
How to Make Gordon Ramsay’s Beef Wellington Recipe
The mighty Beef Wellington is a staple of British cooking, and Michelin chef Gordon Ramsay is a staple of culinary television. What is his take on this classic dish?
How Long to Smoke Ribs - The Complete Guide
So let’s talk about how long to smoke ribs, the different methods of cooking BBQ ribs, and some of the best tools you can use at your backyard barbecue to establish you as the ultimate pitmaster.
The Definitive Guide to Japanese Kitchen Knives
In this article, we’ll get into the ins and outs of Japanese kitchen knives, show you what you should be looking for, and give our suggestions for the best Japanese kitchen knives to buy.
What Are Tongs, And What Are They Used For?
So today we’re taking a closer look at our trusty tongs; figuring out how they work, what to look for in a good set of tongs, and which ones are the best ones to purchase. Let’s dive in.
Everything You Need To Know About Wok Pans
Today we’re talking about the wok pan. A kitchen tool that might seem a little intimidating at first, but eventually will become one of your closest allies in the battle for culinary mastery. There’s a lot that you can do with it, and many reasons to own one. So let’s...
Misen Cookware vs. Dalstrong Cookware
When it comes to cookware, Misen and Dalstrong are two relatively young companies producing high-quality cookware. Which one should you go with? Read our detailed breakdown today.
What Is A Cooking Pot And Why Do You Need One?
What is a cooking pot and what exactly makes for a good cooking pot (or even a good pan)? How do we find them? What exactly should we be looking for? This is what we’ll be exploring in detail.
What Is a Tuna Poke Bowl And How To Make It
Tuna poke bowls have quickly become all the rage, first popping up in Hawaii then gaining momentum elsewhere in the world. Let's take a look at how to make these popular bowls.
The Different Types Of Knives Every Home Chef Should Know
There are several types of knives you can utilize to make your kitchen tasks more efficient. This guide will tell you everything you need to know on the different types of knives and their uses to make your meal prep a breeze.
Why You Need a BBQ Knife Set
Everybody loves barbecues, and being prepared for any culinary challenge should be a priority for every pitmaster. Here’s our low-down on what you need in any BBQ knife set, and how to find them.
Leather Knife Roll: The Tool You Didn’t Know You Needed
A leather knife roll is a transportation device where you can carry your kitchen knives from place to place without worrying about them knocking against each other or becoming damaged. Leather knife rolls usually also contain additional pockets for tools such as meat thermometers, kitchen shears, and other accessories.
Knife Sets With a Block, and Why We Love Them
Let’s talk about knife block sets. How to pick them, what you should look out for, and our thoughts on the very best knife sets with blocks available in the market.
What is Brisket? The Definitive Guide for 2023
Let’s dig into the noble beef brisket; we’ll learn what it is, how to pick the best ones, how to cook it, and then how to slice it properly (including what tools you’ll need for each one of these tasks).
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Vegetable Knife
So what is a vegetable knife and which knives can we use ? There are a few, but we're going to talk about the three main knives - Nakiri, chef, and paring.
Detailed Guide into Cutlery Sets 2023
Most people don’t know what to look for when it comes to cutlery sets. We’re here to make things as easy as possible for you with this comprehensive cutlery guide.
What is a Chef Knife?
In this article, we’ll be focusing on the general-purpose chef’s knife used by western cooks.
Dalstrong vs Shun: Carving Out Territory In the Culinary Landscape
Both of these knife-makers have garnered acclaim for their premium kitchen products that combine style and performance, making the act of cooking a much more pleasurable experience for both professional chefs and home cooks.
What Is A Saute Pan?
Today, we’re going to talk about a type of pan that you have definitely heard of, and it may even be a type of pan that you currently have in your kitchen. But is it a pan you’re using to its best potential? Learn everything there is to know about...
Cts-bd1n steel : What is it and what knives use it?
Knowing what knives are made from, the specifics of each type of steel, and how each type of steel interacts with its environment, is a fundamental step in becoming a true knife expert.
How To Mince Garlic
The world of cooking is filled with recurring questions that pop up over and over again. And one of those questions is... what’s the difference between mincing garlic and chopping garlic, anyway? Learn the answer today.
Delicious Oven Baked Ribs
For myself, and a lot of people in the world, barbecue pork ribs are the perfect example of a comfort food. Few meals are as satisfying as sweet, spicy, fall-off-the-bone tender oven-baked ribs. It meets all our criteria for comfort food, with its mix of flavors and textures as...
The Best Tomato Knife You Will Ever Use
It’s good to set yourself up for success, and use the tools that will make things easier and more enjoyable for you as a cook. For this reason, we have specialty cutlery like cheese knives, fileting knives, steak knives, and the like. Today we’re talking about one of those...
How To Cut A Watermelon
If you want to end up with good watermelon slices, watermelon wedges, watermelon triangles, watermelon cubes, or watermelon sticks, you should take care to use the correct cutting technique.
How To Cut A Pineapple
I know. The first time you’re faced with the thick, prickly skin of a pineapple, it’s a bit intimidating. More than a fruit one can easily slice, it more closely resembles some kind of sci-fi space rock. It seems like something one would need special equipment to pierce through,...
How To Cut An Onion Without Crying
If you’ve ever chopped onions (and chances are that you have), it’s very likely that you’ve found yourself welling up with tears. It’s also likely that you’ve already normalized this to the point where you don’t even ask yourself why this even happens in the first place. Well, let’s...
The 15 Best Movies About Food
Art brings us together, and helps us share in the collective experience of life. Food can do the same; not only that, it can be used as a storytelling tool to denote class, tradition, culture, and to shed light on the inner lives of characters. As a narrative device,...
How To Cut An Avocado
Avocados can present a challenge for those of us who didn’t grow up working with them: cutting and slicing them feels like an intimidating task when you’ve never done it before. There’s so much that could go wrong! But don’t worry: there’s actually nothing to it.
Best Charcuterie & Cheese Knife Set
Charcuterie boards or cheese boards are meant to be indulgent experiences where the food is savored in small servings, and texture is an important part of that equation. If you try to cut a hard cheese with a soft cheese knife, you’re going to run into some issues; it...
Best Meat Shredder
You can use them for preparing chicken thighs for tacos (or delicious shredded chicken quesadillas), a nice big piece of brisket, turkey, roast beef, pretty much anything that you may need to shred cooked meat for. That’s why meat shredder claws have become my favorite BBQ accessory.
Free Up Space In Your Kitchen. Ditch The Saucepan.
No saucepan? No problem. We've outlined...
Wüsthof vs Dalstrong
Dalstrong and Wüsthof have made names for themselves in the culinary industry by producing some of the most durable, high-quality knives on the market. They share many similarities, but there are also several differences that set them apart from each other. If you’re choosing between Dalstrong knives and Wüsthof knives,...
Perfect Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe
Whether you’re entertaining guests at your own place, showing up at somebody else’s backyard barbecue, or simply making a meal at home for yourself and your family, making your own barbecue sauce signals that you’re someone who cares about making the experience special.
Differences Between A Fillet Knife And A Boning Knife
Take the fillet knife and the boning knife, for instance. If you put them side by side, the typical home cook won’t really be able to tell the difference. In fact, many people use these knives incorrectly, or even ignore them altogether.
Different Types Of Utility Knives
Think of the culinary utility knife as the midway point between a chef knife and a paring knife -- a versatile blade knife able to aid you in a wide variety of culinary tasks, such as slicing, trimming, sectioning, coring, and peeling.
Best Kitchen Aprons
Aprons are meant to protect your clothes from food stains. That is their primary purpose. But utility shouldn’t be the one and only factor you consider when picking an apron. You’ll likely be wearing them as you have guests over and work in the kitchen for several hours, so...
Best Cookware Set
A quality cookware set is one of the best things you can buy. Not only does it provide you with these awesome kitchen tools that will make your life easier, but buying them in a set will also save you money, as it’s a much cheaper approach than buying...
Best Knife Block Set
One of the great things about purchasing a knife block set is that it allows you access to a large variety of knives, some of them multi-purpose, some of them highly specialized and at a fraction of what it would cost to buy them individually.
The Santoku Knife: How Is It Different From A Chef's Knife?
Both chef's knives and Santoku knives are all-purpose kitchen favorites. The...
The 15 Best Sushi Knife Options in 2023
Whether you’re a professional chef or simply someone who wants to prepare sushi from the comfort of your own kitchen, one thing is certain — choosing a proper sushi/sashimi knife is essential.
Best Cleaver Knife : 10 Razor Sharp Cleavers
Of course, not all cleavers are the same. When picking the best Chinese cleaver or meat cleaver to buy, you have to think about what you want, and look carefully at each knife’s specifications to see which one will fit your needs best.
Best Steak Knives
A good steak knife makes your dining experience so much more pleasurable. You get perfectly sized bites, and you don’t have to exert yourself too much to enjoy it. Of course, sharpness significantly impacts the effectiveness of your steak knife. And yet, there’s a lot more to a knife...
Best Utility Knife
A workhorse like the utility blade is going to be doing a lot. A dull blade is no good. You’ll be making all manner of cuts with this tool, so you need a cutter.
Best Paring Knife 2023
From peeling vegetables to shaping garnishes to deveining shrimp, a paring knife is an essential tool when it comes to any detailed and delicate kitchen knife cutting.
Best Kitchen Knife Sets
From knife block sets to steak knife sets and everything in between. There’s tons of factors to consider when it comes to deciding on a kitchen knife set. Even those who are already knee-deep in the world of knives can find it overwhelming, so for the uninitiated it can be...
Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe
If you want to talk about “comfort food,” it doesn’t get much more comforting than the delicious, thoroughly satisfying warmth of a good bowl of chicken noodle soup. There’s something about it that just feels like “home.”
For me, and I suspect for a lot of people, lasagna goes even beyond the inherent qualities of the dish itself. My Mom used to make lasagna every other Sunday when I was a kid, so its aroma and taste immediately transports me to happy memories of sitting around...
How To Cook Steak
A mismanaged steak is truly disheartening to see, especially when it’s a high-quality cut of beef. Knowing how to cook a perfect steak is a kitchen skill that will impress any dinner guest and bump your meal up from merely “good” to “exquisite”.
How To Sharpen A Serrated Knife Properly
Look closely at your serrated knife; see how it’s made up of individual curved serrations? Each one of these beveled serrations needs to be sharpened individually, one at a time.
How To Make Pizza Dough
From pop culture depictions to our own personal histories, pizza is ubiquitous. As long as it exists, it will continue to improve our lives by filling it with delicious flavor. But there’s a way to improve on the pizza experience. There’s a way to make it feel even more...
How To Set A Table For Any Occasion
A dinner party is a joyful occasion, and your guests will surely have a great time regardless of what you decide to do as far as table setting. But going the extra mile, incorporating decorative elements, and following these etiquette conventions will go a long way towards communicating...
Best Butcher Knife
Being a home cook is more than just knowing your way around the condiment rack. If you feel you’ve already mastered the art of home cooking, the next step is to take even more ownership of the food preparation process by cutting your own meat on a butcher block....
Best Brisket Slicing Knife
Cooking brisket is a long and arduous process, but by the end you’re rewarded with a tender, succulent piece of meat. In order to best enjoy this tough cut of beef you should use a slicing knife, otherwise you risk damaging the meat and making a mess.
Why You Need a Butcher Knife in Your Kitchen
To fully understand the importance of having a butcher’s knife in the kitchen, one must first understand what butcher knives are. Now, a lazy individual might tell you that butcher knives are simply kitchen knives for butchering meat. However, just like your mouth-watering dinners, we know the key is...
Professional kitchens are hidden spaces filled with passion, rage, pain, euphoria, and innovation that few people ever see. There's a fire that burns within chefs, pitmasters, and line cooks as they try to keep pace with relentless demand, always pushing themselves and each other for greatness.