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Essential Things You Should Know About Cutting Boards

by Chef Maryam Ghargharechi April 16, 2018 2 min read

For a good reason, a cutting board is regarded as an indispensable tool for every kitchen. Cutting boards make cutting and the entire prepping process easier. Hence, it is essential that you know certain things about them.
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Santoku Knife Vs. Chef Knife: The Difference

by Chef Maryam Ghargharechi April 06, 2018 2 min read

Santoku knives and chef knives look so similar both in form and function that a lot of people wonder whether they are the same. Both knives are versatile and applicable for a variety of cutting tasks. In fact, they are so similar that the Santoku is considered as just the Japanese version of the Western-style chef knife. They are even interchangeable.
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The Nakiri: The Perfect Knife for Chopping Vegetables

by Chef Maryam Ghargharechi March 28, 2018 2 min read

When it comes to chopping vegetables and cutting like a pro, not many knives do it with as much finesse as the Nakiri does. No matter how you slice with it, whether you are looking for thin, extended, or uniform strips, the Nakiri always delivers. The Nakiri knife is a Japanese-style cutting tool that is designed specifically to cut vegetables.
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Introducing You to Vie Belles’ Reserve Kitchen Knife Series

by Chef Maryam Ghargharechi March 17, 2018 10 min read

Vie Belles’s Reserve knife series will help you cut with precision. They are so efficient and reliable that they may end up being the only knives you will ever need. They have all been tried, tested, and found capable of giving you the best cuts for years to come. In addition, they are made with beautiful details and offer workhorse-like capabilities that will make you fall in love.

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Santoku Knives: Everything You Need to Know

by Chef Maryam Ghargharechi March 12, 2018 2 min read

Chances are that you have come across an all-purpose kitchen knife that features hollowed-out indentations on the edge of its blade. Most people often mistake this knife for the Western chef knife due to the numerous similarities that exist between them. However, a Santoku knife is not the same as a chef knife.

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Utility Knives: The Blades Every Kitchen Needs

by Chef Maryam Ghargharechi March 03, 2018 2 min read

A utility knife is an invaluable asset for any kitchen. Sometimes, an all-purpose tool that is versatile enough to be put to any use is just what you need to get your cooking going. Like any handy tool you will find anywhere, a utility knife is designed for a variety of tasks. Its usefulness goes far beyond just cutting and opening packages. You can utilize it for any food-related chore; think of it as a jack of all kitchen activities. 
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Benefits of a Good Chef Knife

by Chef Maryam Ghargharechi February 24, 2018 2 min read

A chef knife is one of the most important tools you can have in your kitchen. It is widely known that knives are defined mainly by their hand-feel. However, a good knife should be about much more than just a comfortable handle.

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What is the Best Way to Clean and Care for Wood Cutting Boards?

by Chef Maryam Ghargharechi February 10, 2018 4 min read 1 Comment

How to Clean and Care Of Wood Cutting Boards

Wash wooden boards with a bit of soap, rinse in hot water, wipe clean, and allow to dry upright. For board maintenance: every few weeks generously sprinkle coarse salt over the surface of the board, rub it with a sliced lemon, then rinse well with hot water. If your cutting boards are made from butcher block, once a month apply a small amount of mineral oil or beeswax, rubbing with a lint-free cloth in the direction of the wood grain. (Walnut oil, almond oil, and pure tung oil are good alternatives, but stay away from olive or vegetable oils, as they turn rancid quickly.) Reapply until the wood stops absorbing the oil. Wipe off excess and dry board overnight. 

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