Chef Blog

What is a Fishmonger?
What is the difference between a fisherman and fishmonger? While they can be interchangeable in that fishmongers can also fish and fisherman can also sell their fish, fishmongers tend to buy directly from the fisherman and then sell to others. You could say one is the production side (the fisherman) and the other is in sales (the fishmonger).
How To Cut An Onion Without Crying
If you’ve ever chopped onions (and chances are that you have), it’s very likely that you’ve found yourself welling up with tears. It’s also likely that you’ve already normalized this to the point where you don’t even ask yourself why this even happens in the first place. Well, let’s break it down, and then talk about how you can avoid those tears. 
Oven Safe Skillets : Everything You Need To Know
When we think of an oven safe skillet, an old school cast iron pan probably comes to mind. While one of the most commonly known oven safe skillet types, we often overlook a good stainless steel pan. As we’re shopping for the best type of oven safe cookware it’s important to take a look at the type of metals that can and cannot go in the oven. In other words, cookware material is key. 
Elite Spotlight: Cooking with Shereen Pavlides (@cookingwithshereen)
Shereen Pavlides (@cookingwithshereen) took time out of her busy schedule, which includes writing her first cookbook, to sit down with Dalstrong to talk about her favorite hack, her cooking philosophy, and her best advice for people just starting out with cooking.
The 15 Best Movies About Food
Art brings us together, and helps us share in the collective experience of life. Food can do the same; not only that, it can be used as a storytelling tool to denote class, tradition, culture, and to shed light on the inner lives of characters. As a narrative device, it is extremely useful.
Best Yanagiba Knives
It’s important to know your knives and what they do. Let’s understand first and foremost what a Yanagiba Knife is and how it differs from any old regular kitchen knife. Next, we’ll take a look at all the ways we can use a Yanagiba in the kitchen. Then we’ll explore my top three recommendations for the best sushi knife. You’ll be off and slicing sashimi in no time. 
How To Cut An Avocado
Avocados can present a challenge for those of us who didn’t grow up working with them: cutting and slicing them feels like an intimidating task when you’ve never done it before. There’s so much that could go wrong! But don’t worry: there’s actually nothing to it.
Best Charcuterie & Cheese Knife Set
Charcuterie boards or cheese boards are meant to be indulgent experiences where the food is savored in small servings, and texture is an important part of that equation. If you try to cut a hard cheese with a soft cheese knife, you’re going to run into some issues; it might chip away and fall apart. And that’s a waste of perfectly good cheese.
Best Kiritsuke Knives
Japanese knives are known for being ruthlessly sharp and exquisitely well-made. The Kiritsuke knife is no exception. Whether you are a professional chef, someone learning to make Japanese cuisine at home, or an aspiring chef looking for a uniquely styled chef’s knife, the time has come to learn a bit more about Kiritsuke knives.
Knife Recommendations For Female Chefs
In this article we’ll explore some of our most famous female chefs. We’ll break down the knives they either use or should be using, with some pros and cons of each. From paring knives to knife sets, we’ve got the very best knives that can elevate your cooking prep if you too are inspired by any incredible female chefs.
How To Cut Dragon Fruit
Dragon fruit, also known as pitaya, or strawberry pear, is an aesthetically spectacular, tropical fruit with numerous health benefits and a delicious taste. It comes from the dragon fruit tree, which is part of the cactus family. Now that I know what it is, how do I cut it? Find out here.
Best Meat Shredder
You can use them for preparing chicken thighs for tacos (or delicious shredded chicken quesadillas), a nice big piece of brisket, turkey, roast beef, pretty much anything that you may need to shred cooked meat for. That’s why meat shredder claws have become my favorite BBQ accessory.
What Is A Gyuto Knife?
Knowing what kind of steel the knife is made from can help us determine what type of knife it is. It also helps us understand how to sharpen and maintain our blades so that they can last long into our lifetimes. 
7 Ruthlessly Sharp Knives For Butchers
The thick, steel blade of a butcher knife allows you to cut through your meat without chipping or breaking the blade. Some of these steel blades have a small curve to them, offering you the flexibility of a boning or filleting knife. This added maneuverability allows you to get around the bone. 
What Is A Saucepan?
How is a saucepan meant to be used? What sets it apart from the rest of your kitchen arsenal? Do you even need a saucepan in your kitchen? Let’s explore these topics together.
What Makes a Good Fish Fillet Knife?
All fillet knives should be corrosion-resistant because of this. A high-carbon stainless steel blade ensures that your knife remains in prime condition, even if it gets wet.
How To Season A Cast Iron Pan
Use a paper towel to rub your cast iron frying pan with a thin layer of  seasoning oil. Make sure to rub it inside and outside the cooking surface, and on the handle. Use an oil with a high smoke point, like vegetable oil, flax oil, canola oil or grape-seed oil.
Wüsthof vs Dalstrong
Dalstrong and Wüsthof have made names for themselves in the culinary industry by producing some of the most durable, high-quality knives on the market. They share many similarities, but there are also several differences that set them apart from each other. If you’re choosing between Dalstrong knives and Wüsthof knives, read on for a breakdown and comparison.
Where Are Dalstrong Knives Manufactured?
We get it. In a world full of old-school knife titans, we’re the fresh contender, the new kids on the block. Our knife designs are bold, innovative, and exciting. But besides looking fierce, those new to our brand may be asking themselves: Where are these knives from? How are they manufactured? What are they made from? And how do they hold up?
10 Whiskey Cocktails You Can Make at Home
Discover a world of whiskey cocktails that you can make from the comfort of your home. The best part of these recipes is that you can really utilize a lot of the same ingredients to make different whiskey cocktail variations.
Perfect Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe
Whether you’re entertaining guests at your own place, showing up at somebody else’s backyard barbecue, or simply making a meal at home for yourself and your family, making your own barbecue sauce signals that you’re someone who cares about making the experience special.