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Care And Storage Of Your Knife

by Chef Maryam Ghargharechi February 05, 2018 5 min read

Care and Storage

If you love your knives, you probably already know the basics: Have them sharpened regularly. Keep them out of the dishwasher. Don't leave them in the sink. Dry them before storing them. But hold on a sec—just where are you storing those essential kitchen tools? Finding the right home for your knives is more than just a question of kitchen organization. The right knife storage can help your knives stay sharper longer—and help your kitchen look sharper, too. 

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Knife Skills - How to use your kitchen knife!

by Chef Maryam Ghargharechi January 29, 2018 8 min read

Knife Skills

How to hold a knife

The cutting hand, which grips the knife, has the star turn, but the other hand is an important supporting player. That helping hand holds, nudges and stabilizes the ingredient being cut, to maximize safety and efficiency. 

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How to sharpen a knife? (Knife Sharpening Techniques)

by Chef Maryam Ghargharechi January 27, 2018 5 min read

A SHARP KNIFE IS A SAFE KNIFE!


Keeping a sharp edge on your blade is important for your own safety. Compensating for a dull edge by applying additional force to finish a cut is where serious injuries can occur. If the knife blade is unexpectedly freed from what you are cutting, there is often an ongoing momentum that can slash you. 

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9 Things to know before buying a chef's knife

by Chef Maryam Ghargharechi January 23, 2018 6 min read 1 Comment

Factors to Consider When Buying a Kitchen Knife

Figuring out which types of knives to add to your kitchen is one of the most important parts of the process, but in finding the right knives in each category there are a number of other factors it’s important to consider.

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GRITS OF SHARPENING STONES

by Chef Maryam Ghargharechi October 14, 2016 4 min read

#220 GRIT

Best used to reshape or repair chips. 
Caution: Be aware that the #220-300 grit stones are very abrasive, therefore it will shave off a lot of the material. We do not recommend beginner sharpeners to use these stones. 
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Greek Salad

by Chef Maryam Ghargharechi September 25, 2016 1 min read

This chunky summery salad is quick to make and packed with protein. With a GI of 45, this meal is high protein, low GI and provides 374 kcal per portion.

 

INGREDIENTS

Greek Salad
  • ½ small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 large ripe tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • ½ cucumber deseeded and roughly chopped
  • 100g/3½oz reduced fat feta cheese, drained and cut into cubes
  • 50g/1¾oz black olives pitted and drained (in brine not oil and preferably Kalamata olives)
  • small handful fresh mint leaves
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 wholemeal pitta bread, warmed
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MIZUWARI COCKTAIL

by Chef Maryam Ghargharechi September 25, 2016 1 min read

INGREDIENTS

MIZUWARI COCKTAIL
  • 1.5 oz Japanese whisky
  • 3 oz Sparkling water
  • Glass: Highball
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Bibimbap Tacos

by Chef Maryam Ghargharechi September 25, 2016 2 min read

These bibimbap tacos are insanely delicious!
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