Search found 414 matches

by Chappychap
Sat Feb 06, 2021 12:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 3384
Views: 445171

Re: Show us your new knife!

Absolutely stunning! Love the haul too Emieloss!
by Chappychap
Fri Feb 05, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: 'Touching up' an edge: when, how, and what to use
Replies: 31
Views: 1630

Re: 'Touching up' an edge: when, how, and what to use

Another technique: having a perfectly clean, bone dry, fine microfiber cloth. Brush that up off the edge, with your fingers in the right position, and you can feel even a tiny burr. It's a slight catch. Switch sides and you'll feel the difference immediately. Testing continued tonight as it was tak...
by Chappychap
Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New bread knife
Replies: 30
Views: 1235

Re: New bread knife

We did a different handle on them and we’ll be selling both going forward. https://www.chefknivestogo.com/ko1k6brkn24.html I kinda like that new handle! Me too but I don't need a third bread knife . . . or do I? 8-) I think the 'three beads knives' title is up for grabs... stop loafing around! I'll...
by Chappychap
Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: Photos
Topic: Knives-n'-Cabbages
Replies: 141
Views: 41668

Re: Knives-n'-Cabbages

I agree. That photo provokes a FM B#2 itch that I'm increasingly sure will one day have to be scratched. Not now, but one day...
by Chappychap
Fri Feb 05, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: What did you cook today?
Replies: 1743
Views: 191800

Re: What did you cook today?

Btw, have you ever run the vitamix and forgotten to put the lid cup on? Well, that's what I did today and I've got green puree on my kitchen ceiling to prove it! Oh no! Sounds like a very colourful scene over there :lol:. Hope it cleans up ok. Closest I've gotten to that was taking the lid off my M...
by Chappychap
Fri Feb 05, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Knife Knowledge, Skills, Technique and Care
Topic: Fruits and seeds
Replies: 10
Views: 1389

Re: Fruits and seeds

I think when most of us here refer to "beater" knives that we use of let people use, we are still using a good knife. I have an old knife (forget the brand), and some Mercer knives that are all WELL maintained and cut quite nice. All these knives are always exciting for most people to use...
by Chappychap
Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: Knife Knowledge, Skills, Technique and Care
Topic: Fruits and seeds
Replies: 10
Views: 1389

Re: Fruits and seeds

When in doubt use a beater knife. That's what they are for. This ^^ strategy is the ultimate anxiety reducer/chip preventer. Over time you'll get a feel for your Japanese knife's capabilities/limits, and you'll be able to adjust the threshold of what you use the beater for accordingly. But starting...
by Chappychap
Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wok suggestions?
Replies: 179
Views: 4840

Re: Wok suggestions?

Okay, beating a dead horse here but just by coincidence, I received an email from Made In this morning with the subject line Woks are Back in Stock! . Makes sense that this line of text appeared in the email: "And it's for more than just stir-fry. Our wok is excellent for quick braises, deep-f...
by Chappychap
Thu Feb 04, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wok suggestions?
Replies: 179
Views: 4840

Re: Wok suggestions?

That is an excellent weight, 14 or 16 inch? I've read Grace Young's books and saw watched her Crafty vid. I don't flip proteins initially. I want them to sear and char a bit. I do one-hand and flip veggies or at the end when I want them to cook everything through, but not overcook. I don't want the...
by Chappychap
Thu Feb 04, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wok suggestions?
Replies: 179
Views: 4840

Re: Wok suggestions?

Looks really nice, but it might be too heavy for me to one-hand wok like I do with the one I own now. I two-hand it sometimes, but I like to use just one hand. It gets hard when the wok is filled up. How much does yours weigh, Chappy? Just weighed it for you! 1805g / 3.157 lb. One thing I would say...
by Chappychap
Thu Feb 04, 2021 12:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wok suggestions?
Replies: 179
Views: 4840

Re: Wok suggestions?

And by the way, looks like this is pretty similar to what I made tonight. No blanching and I added shaoxing, but everything else is basically the same. Including the last minute grab of sugar I added :lol: Good option for a quick stir fry. https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1016931-glazed-shiitakes...
by Chappychap
Wed Feb 03, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: 'Touching up' an edge: when, how, and what to use
Replies: 31
Views: 1630

Re: 'Touching up' an edge: when, how, and what to use

Separately, finally got round to trying one of Ken's nano cloth strops today. Wow! What a quality product. Love the solid construction and backing. It brought my Kono SKD right bank to life. Looking forward to trying it with the 0.75 micron compound.
by Chappychap
Wed Feb 03, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wok suggestions?
Replies: 179
Views: 4840

Re: Wok suggestions?

I hadn't actually realised you'd pressed the button too. Six woks Ronnie now?? Joking aside, I can't wait to see what you turn out with it. Which one did you go for? Yeah, I couldn't resist. I bought the 16" carbon steel, round bottom with the looped, stay-cool handle (like yours). It's a beau...
by Chappychap
Wed Feb 03, 2021 11:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wok suggestions?
Replies: 179
Views: 4840

Re: Wok suggestions?

Delivery from Newquist today. What a beauty! Mine arrived too and I agree. It's a stunner. I don't think I'll be able to test drive it until the end of the week but I can't wait to let 'er rip. My first foray into round bottom stir frying and I couldn't be more blown away. Was egg fried rice and a ...
by Chappychap
Wed Feb 03, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wok suggestions?
Replies: 179
Views: 4840

Re: Wok suggestions?

Oh this is too funny--I now do not feel so bad! Are we wok twins? I just got an email notification late last night that mine were shipping. Yours should be soon. Delivery from Newquist today. What a beauty! My first foray into round bottom stir frying and I couldn't be more blown away. Was egg frie...
by Chappychap
Tue Feb 02, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: What did you cook today?
Replies: 1743
Views: 191800

Re: What did you cook today?

With temps in the low 30's and set to seriously plunge later in the week, I figured it was the right time to dig myself a path . . . https://www.ronniesuburban.com/photos/food/homecooking/thairedcurry/thairedcurry.21.0202.01.snowypath.jpg Snowy Path It really was nice out. I didn't even wear a jack...
by Chappychap
Tue Feb 02, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wok suggestions?
Replies: 179
Views: 4840

Re: Wok suggestions?

In case anyone is still in the market for a wok, this just came back in stock. I haven't tried it personally but I heard good things about it in various foodie magazine reviews. https://madeincookware.com/products/blue-carbon-steel-wok I like the look of that Made In stuff, but it sure is pricy... ...
by Chappychap
Tue Feb 02, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forum special
Replies: 86
Views: 2886

Re: Forum special

I should just be completing my 500 hrs of sleeping in the truck punishment by then for the last $500 knife purchase. 50 hrs will be a breeze! 8-) That's hilarious. I'm still thinking through how I will explain yet another knife showing up, but given the circumstances, I think I can find a way :lol:...
by Chappychap
Tue Feb 02, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: What did you cook today?
Replies: 1743
Views: 191800

Re: What did you cook today?

I think the biggest learning for me last night was a more meta-point on meat substitutes. Think about what the ingredient 'provides', breaking it down. Chew? Umami? Salt? Then substitute with things - or a variety of things - that provide those attributes. I've been doing virtually all of my grocer...
by Chappychap
Tue Feb 02, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Welcome To Chefknivestogo Forums!
Replies: 198
Views: 950014

Re: Welcome To Chefknivestogo Forums!

Hello, I'm Natosha Jacobs - a food enthusiast. And thanks Mark. Welcome! If you're ever looking for foodie inspiration, there's always some good discussion to be found on this thread. Ronnie in particular does some great posts that has expanded my thinking on dishes and ingredients. https://www.che...