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The Soul of Baja Pays Homage to Chef Javier Plascencia’s Homeland

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The Soul of Baja by Javier Plascencia was released in late 2017, however, we are just now getting our grubby little hands on it. If you aren’t familiar with Chef Javier Plascencia, we suggest you get familiar. His Mexican cuisine is well-known in San Diego and most notably the Baja California region. You can find chef..…

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Knife Maker Forges a Chef Knife Out of Aluminum Foil

DYI is an understatement when watching a knife maker forge a chef knife out of aluminum foil. I’m not even really sure what category to put this under – bad ass I suppose? One thing’s for sure, this video made my Monday a lot more exciting than Monday’s usually tend to be. It just shows..…

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Stone: A Chef’s Notebook Durable Enough for the Kitchen

It was only a matter of time before we got a chef’s notebook durable enough for the kitchen. Actually, it’s about time. Stone, a chef’s notebook, was made by industry professionals who’ve worked collectively in dozens of restaurants around the world. Not only that, it was developed with the input of over 40 Michelin starred..…

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Best Made Co. Exclusively Forges Japanese Chef Knives

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Made exclusively for Best Made Co. are the S.S.B. Japanese Chef Knives. Everything on these chef knives is made with impeccable precision and attention to detail. From the forged steel to the hand-scorched Shou Sugi Ban chestnut handle, quality is an understatement. If you aren’t keeping up with your Japanese knife lingo, Shou Sugi Ban..…

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Ditch the Dirt will Teach you Basics of Hydroponic Growing at Home

A few weeks ago we posted about Farm.One – the indoor farm of the future. Now the owner and founder Rob Laing is releasing Ditch the Dirt – a book that will teach you the basics of hydroponic growing at home. I’m pretty sure Rob is a proven and trustworthy hydroponic grower, I mean it’s only..…

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Between Harlem and Heaven: Afro-Asian-American Cooking for Big Nights, Weeknights, and Every Day

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Respect the Culture Culture is everything when it comes to cooking a great meal. Between Harlem and Heaven by JJ Johnson and Alexander Smalls sets the tone for a perfect example of exactly what that means. Offering a unique and original take on the Afro-Asian-American flavor profile, Alexander Smalls and JJ Johnson collected knowledge from three decades..…

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Farm One is the Indoor Farm of the Future

In an urban environment far away from an acre of grow-able land sits an indoor farm in the middle of Manhattan called Farm One. A project that started April 2016 inside of the Institute of Culinary Education in Downtown Manhattan, has now turned into a full-fledged indoor farm. Over 150 crop varieties have been grown..…

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Handmade Skalpel Steak Knife is Inspired by a Surgeons Scalpel

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Honestly, what cuts cleaner than a surgeons scalpel? It’s so sharp you can’t even see the cut until it starts seeping blood. Skalpel Steak Knife is drawing inspiration from this magnificent tool by applying its properties to, you guessed it, a steak knife! Each Skalpel steak knife is handmade by master knife maker Stuart Mitchell..…

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Downtime: Deliciousness at Home is the Inspiration You’re Looking For

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Downtime: Deliciousness at Home by Nadine Levy Redzepi dropped in October 2017. It was overlooked on our part and we highly regret it. Now that we are up to date, we wanted to share this awesome find with our readers (if there are any lol). You may recognize Nadine as being Chef René Redzepi’s wife, however..…

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Yeti Touch Defrosting Tray is a Kitchen Miracle

Defrosting meat is one of the biggest obstacles I have when it comes to home cooking, so when I came across the Yeti Touch Defrosting Tray I knew it would have life-changing possibilities. Yes, sometimes we have to freeze our meats or even sometimes vegetables or fruit at home. I don’t really plan dinner in..…

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