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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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There’s No Bone Broth In This Chicken Soup

  I am currently watching football, snow has recently fallen, and I am cuddled up on the couch with my fiancé. This is it. This is what I’ve been waiting for - soup weather! When it’s 60 degrees ...

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Food Comics: Honing and Sharpening Knives

We are pleased to introduce Food Comics from The Chopping Block where our resident Cartoonist Tom O'Brien illustrates his cooking adventures. In this edition, he shares how to hone and sharpen ...

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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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Your New Favorite Spring Soup

  As far as holiday dinners go, I think my favorite is Easter dinner. It wasn’t always that way, though. Back in the day, when my sister bought her first house, Thanksgiving quickly became her ...

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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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Portable Sunshine

  You may (but probably don’t) recall from one of my previous blog posts that I love winter. While before I just had my own nostalgia to draw on to try to convince you to join me in my abject ...

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How To Not Go To the Hospital: A Guide To Cutting Avocados

  In case you find yourself in need of a break from all the ‘Holiday Gift Roundups’ or ‘what to do with all those leftovers’ articles, I figured I’d share a practical a-seasonal guide for something I ...

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Knife Skills: Our Most Popular Class

  I recently had the opportunity to take our most popular class Knife Skills on the road. I demonstrated a basic version of the class at the American Medical Association during the employee lunch ...

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The Knives You Never Knew You Needed

I've got knives on the brain again. If you read my previous post, you know that I made the argument for having only four knives in your kitchen. And while I still believe that to be true – if you can ...

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