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  1. Professional Chefs
    Chefs, I'm a home chef and want to find someone to put a good edge on my cutlery. Can anyone recommend a knife sharpening service? I live in the Northern Virginia area (near Washington DC). Thanks in advance. Danny
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    Hi all, I've got the opportunity to ask some of the UK's top Chef's about knives as part of a feature I'm putting together. I've got some ideas about what I'm going to ask them but it would be great to get some insight into what you guys want to know. If you had the chance to speak to a top...
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    Bell peppers, also known as sweet peppers, are a great and dynamic vegetable giving us multiple ways to use them. From simply stuffing them, to dicing them as a garnish, to cutting them into slices it all depends on what the intended use for the peppers is. The most common way for people to...
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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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    History In 1778 the Friedr. Dick company was founded in Esslingen, Germany and is still family owned after more than 225 years. Friedr. Dick is the world's only manufacturer to offer a complete range of knives, sharpening steels and ancillary items for chefs and butchers, as well as butcher's...
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    For most people, there is very little thought that goes into purchasing new kitchen knives-usually it is an impulse buy when they are browsing the kitchen section of the local department store, or they finally get tired of their dull knives and decide to grab a new one the next time they visit...
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    Part I Basics with the chef knife I teach a lot of cooking classes. Without fail, at some point early on in the class, the following scenario transpires: I pick up my chef knife and mindlessly chop something. Maybe I just roughly chop up some vegetables or possibly reduce an onion to a finely...
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    Most chefs would probably agree that the chef knife is their most important weapon in the arsenal of kitchen tools. It is the professional chef's constant companion, a reliable side-kick. Aside from basic workhorse cutting, the chef knife is an extremely versatile knife capable of performing a...
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    The most important tool on the kitchen? Even though chefs disagree about almost everything, most, if not all would agree that knives are the most important tool. Without their knives--their own personal knives--chefs would not perform as well as they do. It's like a professional musician who...
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    In our last class session, we discussed the importance of knives and learned how to judge the quality of a knife. In this class we will look at which knives any well-organized kitchen should have, and how to keep them sharp. A trip to a cooking store will reveal a wide array of different knives...
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