Chef Blog

Elite Spotlight: Jennifer Plemmons (@Thegirlthatgrills)
Jennifer Plemmons (@Thegirlthatgrills) sat down with us at Dalstrong to talk about culinary heroes, choosing the right grill, and why you should never, ever throw out your veggie scraps. 
Elite Spotlight: Artust BBQ (@ArtustBBQ)
Artust BBQ (@ArtustBBQ) sat down with us at Dalstrong to talk about the evolution of BBQ culture in the UK, the importance of building a robust BBQ community, and much more. 
Best Kitchen Aprons
Aprons are meant to protect your clothes from food stains. That is their primary purpose. But utility shouldn’t be the one and only factor you consider when picking an apron. You’ll likely be wearing them as you have guests over and work in the kitchen for several hours, so style and comfort are also extremely important.
Best Honing Steel
Your honing steel can enhance your knife’s day-to-day performance and help you reduce the frequency of your sharpening sessions. This is essential, because sharpening shouldn’t be done that often. 
Best Chili Recipe
The complex flavors of a really good beef chili make it the quintessential comfort food. As with everything though, there are some mediocre classic chili recipes and there are some knock-your-socks-off amazing chili recipes.
Best Knife Block Set
One of the great things about purchasing a knife block set is that it allows you access to a large variety of knives, some of them multi-purpose, some of them highly specialized and at a fraction of what it would cost to buy them individually. 
Elite Spotlight: James Greenleaf (@greenleaf.bbq)
Things haven’t always been easy for James Greenleaf, AKA @greenleaf.bbq. Fending for himself as a kid without the supervision of a parental figure, he craved more guidance and structure in life. After serving in the military, Greenleaf is now a family man who has fallen completely in love with all things BBQ.
Best Knife Roll
If you’re a professional chef or culinary student that needs to travel regularly, or if you simply like to take your culinary tools with you wherever you go, owning a high-quality knife bag or knife case is a must.
Best Fillet Knife
Whether you’re a seasoned outdoorsman or a savvy home chef, a fillet knife, also known as a filleting knife, is a must-have for anyone who enjoys fishing for food or simply cooking meat at home.
The 15 Best Sushi Knife Options in 2021
Whether you’re a professional chef or simply someone who wants to prepare sushi from the comfort of your own kitchen, one thing is certain — choosing a proper sushi/sashimi knife is essential.
Elite Spotlight: Jesse Stanley (@pitmasterpastor)
Jesse Stanley (@pitmasterpastor) sat down with Dalstrong recently to talk about his favorite kitchen tools, what makes a great chef, and why everyone seems to mess up their brisket. 
Unique Knives
Dalstrong possesses a relentless dedication to creating the most innovative, beautiful, and highly functional culinary tools. Tools that shock with their quality and delight with their design.
The 10 Best Cleaver Knives in 2021
Of course, not all cleavers are the same. When picking the best Chinese cleaver or meat cleaver to buy, you have to think about what you want, and look carefully at each knife’s specifications to see which one will fit your needs best.
Elite Spotlight: Chris Apple (@whitebullsbbq)
When his new BBQ spot was hit hard by the pandemic, Chris hit back with his own line of handmade rubs in March 2020, which became a quick success. He sat down with Dalstrong to talk about his latest rub sensations, building an audience, and the late rapper he wishes he could cook for. 
Irish Stew Recipe
Whether you’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day or your Irish heritage, learning to make Irish Stew is a rewarding endeavor. One of the ultimate comfort foods, this delicious and hearty traditional Irish stew is considered a national dish of Ireland. 
Best Carving Knife
Though it may not be a knife you use every day, a carving knife is an important one to add to your knife set if you cook and eat a lot of large roasts and meats. Even if you only cook them on special occasions and holidays, a good, sharp carving knife is indispensable. 
Elite Spotlight: CJ Volkmann (@cookingwithCJ)
Growing up in a single-parent household, pitmaster CJ Volkmann’s love of cooking began out of necessity with his first pan of scrambled eggs. Since then it’s become a life-long passion, fueled by a desire to share his creations with family and friends
Best Utility Knife
A workhorse like the utility blade is going to be doing a lot. A dull blade is no good. You’ll be making all manner of cuts with this tool, so you need a cutter.
Elite Spotlight : Giovanni Borges (Smok3hous3_bbq)
Gio Borges (@Smok3hous3_bbq) sat down with Dalstrong to talk about weekend picnics on nearby islands, his advice for newbie influencers, and the one person he  transports his grill to cook for.
Best Chef's Knife
The chef’s knife is the most versatile and useful knife in your knife set. It is the one you will grab most often, the one you use for chopping, slicing, dicing and everything in between, and it’s the one you may even want to have two of. 
Best Boning Knife in 2021
While it is true that you might not need it as much as say, a kitchen knife, a butcher knife, or a bread knife, in the end, owning a boning knife will end up saving you a lot of money, allowing you to buy whole chickens or sides of meat that you can butcher yourself at home.