In Defense of the Shun Ken Onion Chef’s Knife

The Shun Ken Onion Chef’s knife is a unique re-imagining of the kitchen knife. And I’ve seen a fair bit of negative press for this particular cooking utensil. Personally, I really like the knife, though it’s not a regular fixture in my kitchen at home. It’s a high-performance blade, creative …

Shun Premier Chef Knife vs Wusthof Classic 8-inch Cooks Knife

Though neither of these knives are personal favorites, they are both brilliant pieces of cutlery and deserve a tip of the hat. Given the choice between them, I would be able to pick a clear favorite, however. Since I prefer lighter knives with more ergonomic handles, I deeply prefer the …

The Best Way to Hold a Knife

A really good knife is an essential part of any kitchen. Really good knives are also really sharp, and must be handled …

Six Basic Vegetable Cuts

The right cut can make a world of difference. Certainly, a carrot is a carrot, and it will always be a carrot. …

Global G-2 Chef Knife vs Wusthof Classic Chef Knife

When it comes to these two knives, I have a clear favorite. Since I prefer lighter, more modern-style knives, the Global G-2 …

Knife Skills – Three Basic Cutting Techniques (and a Bonus!)

Proper cutting technique is both safer and produces a better ingredient for your dish. Though there a plenty of fancy cuts and …

Knife Features: Different Blade Textures

There was a time when I saw a knife simply as a sharp hunk of metal used to occasionally cut up some …

Wustfhof Classic Ikon Chef Knife vs Wusthof Classic Chef Knife

  Despite their similarities, there’s a clear winner here for me: the Wusthof Classic Ikon beats the Classic hands down. Both are …

What is a Sharpening Steel?

A sharpening steel is an essential tool in a serious kitchen. Though often called a sharpening steel, it can also be called …

Shun Ken Onion Chef Knife vs. Global G-2 Chef Knife

These are two of my favorite chef knives, but for very different reasons. While both ultra-modern in design, that’s one of the …