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Knives, Chef’s Best friends

One of the most common questions I've heard about people in the culinary trade is,"why do chefs carry around that big bag of knives, do they not have any in the restaurant they work at?"Another good one I've heard is,"Why do chefs have to spend so much money on knives?" If you've ever asked these questions to a friend or even yourself, this blog may contain the answers you've been curious about. And yes, some restaurants have knives but usually not the ones needed for the job.
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Kitchen Meats Fun

A couple of words have already been written about the kitchen in a 160-seat restaurant we had a chance to work in for a week. Each of us was challenged in a different way; for some it was the prepping, for some the serving, for some the language and for me, it was definitely the amount of meat the kitchen was handling. From the very first day, I got the impression that the most of the dishes were meat-based. Later, the folks at the restaurant admitted to their soft spot for meat quite openly. The menu heavily relies on fish, ham and steaks, which, naturally, means a lot of pains had to be put to prepping the meat. More …

The difficulty of food photography

The secret of ice-cream is potatoes. At least, that’s how the story goes. That it is potatoes that makes the stuff look so delectable on glossy advertising images and lustrous food magazine spreads. Potatoes are painted, moulded in the form of scoops, and grazed with a knife to give off those marvellous wrinkles that we associate with perfectly-made ice cream. Real ice cream melts too quickly for the cameras to take the extreme, meticulous close-ups that are required in food photography. More …

What’s the Difference?

If you are curious on the most common food that comes to mind when Americans are mentioned. This post takes a brief overview on peoples favorite "food on the go". The cheeseburger is available everywhere and I do mean everywhere, from California to Japan and pretty much everywhere in between. It also tends to vary in price and even though it's made cheaper in some places than others, there's a big common question, "what's the difference?"   More …