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    here's a question for which I don't hold out much hope for finding a satisfactory answer, but might as well ask: I recently came across a targeted ad on FB for Kamikoto knives. I was intrigued, thus I did what any empirically-minded knife-nerd would do, and I contacted the company to ask them...
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    Chefs can spend many hours of the week in the kitchen chopping onions. While it is a common kitchen chore, many people are intimidated by the task. Luckily, anyone can easily learn to properly chop an onion, and without a tear in sight. To begin, gather an unpeeled onion, a cutting board and a...
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    Keeping your chef's knife sharpened is essential to not only making your job in the kitchen easier, but making it safer as well. Using a dull knife, especially on something such as a tomato, forces you to apply more pressure than you would with a sharpened blade, which means knife slippage is...
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    The Japanese term santoku [三得] means "three virtues," which has a distinct Buddhist connotation. Somewhere around 1920 or so, this term was applied to a hybrid Western-style knife, manufactured in Japan and constructed with the modern Japanese housewife in mind. Far more recently, the term has...
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    There are several wiki articles here presenting classic basics of knives, but thus far they're all out of date. Something has changed lately - something big. That's the advent of high-quality Japanese knives. This wiki is intended to give you some fundamental information about these knives...
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    It's a common misconception that knives are suitable for cleaning in the dishwasher. The truth is, the dishwasher is considerably more aggressive in its action than cleaning by hand. Highly concentrated cleaning agents, long periods in hot steam and even the residue of certain kinds of food can...
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    In 1905 the Swabian knife manufacturer Friedr. Dick developed a series of knives with aesthetic metal rings around the handle. These replaced the previously common rivets which were used to mount the handle onto the steel of the knife. The special design of 1905 and the therefore necessary...
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    Every Cook Needs a Good Knife Kitchen gadgets are supposed to make our busy lives simpler but there are still only two really essential pieces of equipment a cook needs (other than a heat source, of course): a good pan and a high-quality chef's knife. The knife, though, is really most...
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