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Why You Should Take a Knife Skills Class

The holidays are over, and many of us are setting goals and New Year's resolutions for 2022: eating healthier, exercising more, or improving our cooking skills. The first step in doing being a better ...

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What is that Knife in your Drawer For?

This is not a blog on how to purchase knives, determine the ones essential for your kitchen, how to be safe with knives or how to use a knife. I’m not going to speak to how knives are constructed or ...

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What is a Santoku Knife?

  When I first started culinary school, one of the first things I did was pick up my school-assigned “Chef’s Kit.” I could barely contain my glee as I took my bounty home. I started familiarizing ...

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Food Comics: Crash Course on Knife Styles

We are pleased to introduce Food Comics from The Chopping Block where our resident Cartoonist Tom O'Brien illustrates his cooking adventures. Here, he shows you the different types of knives any good ...

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The 5 Most Important Things to Know about Knife Safety

  As you might guess, we sell a lot of knives and cutting boards at The Chopping Block. Over the almost 22 years of teaching Knife Skills classes (which is our most popular class), I’ve learned a few ...

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What's in your Knife Drawer?

  Sometimes you just never know what you’re going to find in those less-frequently accessed corners of your kitchen drawers. In our case, it was the discovery of knives made by a family whose ...

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The How-To on Honing Your Knife

                                                                 I would bet that at this very moment one of the most important kitchen tools is hiding in your house, shoved in the back of some ...

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A Quiz for your Knife Skills

  Can you name each of these knives?

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Just the Tip: How to Fix a Broken Knife Edge

After having taught more than a few Knife Skills classes here at The Chopping Block, there’s one constant question I’m asked during the “How to sharpen a knife” portion of the class: What do you do ...

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A New Knife Can Change Your Life

  Some people lust after Mercedes Benzes, but my junior high friends and I, we dreamed about having our own refrigerator when we grew up. Call us kooky, but we spent many a sleepover swapping future ...

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