Eva Contreras

Eva Contreras

Travel, culture and food writer based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Content creator for very diverse topics and international projects around the world. Translator (English, Spanish, occasionally German). Photographer and poetry writer in her free time (if there's any). Her LinkedIn bio starts with 'relentlessly curious' although she really wanted to write 'high tolerance to spicy foods'. She has a Bachelor Degree in Mass Communication with a Major in Journalism, as well as a couple of semesters of a Master's Degree in Linguistics.

Eva enjoys working with projects that challenge her to create meaningful, useful, authentic content based on research and organization but also, why not, a bit of passion. Find her on LinkedIn or Instagram.

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What Is Olive Wood And Makes It So Great?

Olive wood is extremely exotic and elegant, as seen in art and furniture. But did you know it also makes a great material for knife handles? Read on to find out why it’s so precious, and its great properties as a cutlery material!

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Classic French Toast Recipe (Plus Myths And Facts)

With few ingredients, little prep time, and little cooking time, this recipe is delicious and fun. And the nutritional information is not nearly as bad as they make you believe, trust me! (well, maybe just skip the heavy cream…)

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Santoku Knife: The Blade Of The Three Virtues

Japanese designed several specialty knives to fulfill each culinary task with the precision and grace required by Japanese cuisine. They came up with Nakiri knives for vegetables, Kiritsuke knives for fish, and Santoku knives… for everything.

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Facts You Need To Know About The Nakiri Knife

Just like you worry about having a good roasting pan or a good dutch oven, a Nakiri vegetable knife is a fine asset to include in your cookware set along with chefs knives and paring knives. Today we study one of the most humble, loyal Japanese knives: The Nakiri.

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The Best Spaghetti Recipe You Can Make At Home

I will share what I think is one of the best spaghetti recipes because it’s filled with protein, it’s super savory, requires a few ingredients and is somehow in the middle between simple and complex. Let us explore this homemade spaghetti and meat sauce recipe!

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Quick Guide On How To Pick A Chef Apron

A chef apron acts as an armor for the chef’s body and clothes, but it’s also so much more than that. This quick guide will help you understand which type of chef apron is best for you and how to pick the best one!

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Essential Tools To Make A Great Stir Fry

Stir Fry is a very delicious, very healthy, very easy-to-make Chinese recipe that will take any lunch or dinner to the next level. Learn what you need to prepare this noble dish at home.

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The Best Mango Smoothie Recipe You'll Ever Try

You’re looking for a mango smoothie. Instead, we’ll give you a mango smoothie recipe, but also a strawberry smoothie and a banana smoothie, all in one! Here’s the detailed guide for the best smoothie taste.

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What Is A Skillet Pan, Exactly?

Skillets are one of the most versatile pieces of cookware you can own; and yet, we know very little about what makes a skillet, a skillet. It’s actually unfair that we use the term loosely for something that brings so much joy to the kitchen. Today, let's discuss everything about Skillets.

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Kiritsuke: How Is It Different From A Chef's Knife?

A Kiritsuke is one of the most interesting Japanese knives: extremely sharp and multipurpose. But what is it exactly? Is it a Japanese chefs knife? What is a Western Kiritsuke? Let us read about this wonderful and versatile blade.

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How To Check The Internal Temperature Of Turkey

While there are many recipes for turkey, they will all require you to get your internal temperatures and doneness right. So read on to ensure you cook the perfect turkey for that special dinner!

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What is the best wood for cutting boards?

Teak is highly resistant to bacteria, moisture, and stains (no wonder it’s been a historical favorite for boats and furniture) thanks to the closed grain. As a cutting board material is highly resistant and undeniably beautiful.

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How To Tell When Salmon Is Done

Unfortunately, it’s easy to undercook salmon and the line between well cooked salmon and overcooked salmon can be fine and confusing. Here’s how to tell when salmon is cooked perfectly and ready to be enjoyed; as well as some cooking tips for your next salmon recipe (and remember, practice makes perfect!)

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Best Knife Brands

This is an extensive guide to the best kitchen knife brands in the market today: Dalstrong, Wusthof, Misen, Shun and Zwilling. Whether you’re looking for a traditional approach, a disruptive vision, a premium blade that will change your life or an affordable solution; we will walk you through the...

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How To Clean A Kitchen Knife Properly

Cleaning your beloved kitchen knives properly is key when it comes to keeping them in optimal condition for a long time. The cleaning process for a knife is actually quite simple, yet a lot of people get it wrong. Learn more today. 

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BBQ Brisket Burnt Ends: Little Bites Of Heaven

Brisket is a single cut of meat taken from the breast or pectoral muscles of the cow. This meat is usually on the tough side, not as tender as other cuts, because this part of the cow’s body is exercised and moved a lot.

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The Best Nonstick Frying Pans of 2022

Not sure which non stick pan to buy? Don't worry, we'll go over which non stick pans are worth the money in 2022.

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What Is A Roasting Pan (And Do You Really Need One?)

A roasting pan is a piece of cookware especially designed for roasting food in the oven. However, do you really need one for your kitchen? Let's dive into that question. 

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Easy Chicken Lo Mein Recipe

Do you love Chicken Lo Mein as much as we do? Check out this chicken lo mein recipe. It's an absolute time-saver and yet, delicious.

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What Is An Offset Slicer And Why Every Chef Should Own One

An offset slicer is a slicing knife where the blade is lower than the handle, creating a fully ergonomic L-shape. Find out what this means for you and recommendations on buying an offset slicer.

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Rotisserie Chicken Recipe: 5 Easy Steps For The Perfect Meal

We all know rotisserie chicken is delicious. It’s crispy and juicy, tasty and light, all at the same time. Learn how to cook the classic favorite Rotisserie Chicken in the comfort of your homes today in 5 easy steps.

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Cut Like A Pro: The Best Chef Knife Sets in 2022

Assembling a Chef Knife Set is like assembling a team of super heroes: they need to be valuable in their own right while complementing each other well. Whether you're an amateur or a professional Chef, you'll need one that works for you. Read on for more on how to choose the best chef knife...

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Easy Chef Guide On How To Cook Ham | Plus Glazed Ham Recipe

Cooking a ham is not difficult, but it does require patience and knowing a few things. So let’s not waste any more time and learn how to properly cook a brown sugar glazed ham recipe.

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Lemon Pepper Chicken Recipe

We want to emphasize that you can either buy or make your own lemon pepper seasoning for this recipe. However, some commercial options replace lemon with citric acid; and we do believe the secret of the best lemon pepper chicken is natural fresh lemon.

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What To Look For In A Chopping Board

It is advisable to own at least two cutting boards, one for raw meat and another for foods like bread or vegetables; to avoid cross-contamination. You can get them in different designs and colors to avoid confusion.

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Dalstrong vs Zwilling

When trying to decide which knife is best for you; it’s likely you stumble upon these two names during your research: Dalstrong and Zwilling. Learn more about the brands today. 

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Perfectly Grilled Zucchini : Step By Step

We'll help you discover the simple, yet delightful world of grilled zucchini, along with a few ideas to enhance this delicious dinner idea.

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Everything you wanted to know about Stainless Steel Cookware

Why is stainless steel cookware so popular? How is it different  or better than other materials? Let’s take you through everything you wanted to know about stainless steel but were afraid to ask.

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What is a Fish Spatula?

A fish spatula will change the way you enjoy fish. Read up to find out why you need this among your kitchen tools.

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How to Mince Ginger

So most of those recipes will require you to mince or grate ginger root. Here’s how to mince ginger and properly prepare it for cooking.

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How to Remove Rust From Stainless Steel Knives

In this article you will learn why rust happens, how to stop it, and most importantly: how to fix it!

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How To Slice An Onion

There are several ways to slice an onion, resulting in different sizes / shapes that are good for certain recipes. In this article we’ll walk you through all of them!

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Pulled Pork Sandwich Recipe : Good Things Take Time!

Every chef is going to tell you a different “secret” to the best pulled pork recipe. The two factors that you should pay more attention to when cooking are: using high-quality meat and keeping the right temperature for the right amount of time. 

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Nigiri and Sashimi: What’s the difference?

The fact is Nigiri sushi, Sashimi, and Maki are very popular types of sushi but are completely different (one of them might not even be sushi at all). It’s worth knowing what makes each one of them so great. 

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The Ultimate Frittata Recipe : How To Make The Simple Dish

What is Frittata? A frittata is an Italian specialty consisting of eggs, cheese, meats and vegetables first cooked on the stovetop and then in the oven. The result is something like a very thick omelette. It can be eaten for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner.

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Should I Buy A High Quality Kitchen Knife?

If you cook at home often, or at all for that matter, you should definitely consider upgrading the kitchen tools you use. In addition to streamlining your efforts, a good quality kitchen knife will make cooking more enjoyable and actually save you money in the long run. 

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How To Cut A Pomegranate

Pomegranates are among the healthiest fruits on Earth. They offer anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiviral properties, as well as the ability to lower blood pressure and improve your cholesterol profile. They also improve memory, boost immunity and help in digestion. 

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Best Meal Delivery Service Kits

One thing we love about our customers and readers is how diverse the profiles are, from top chefs to students; from working moms to young bachelors. At the end of the day, the main thing connecting all of us here is the love for cooking. This list was created...

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How To Shuck An Oyster

Discover how to shuck an oyster properly. Even though you need to learn certain tricks for opening oysters, you don’t need to be a professional chef or have crazy knife skills either.

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Best Sharpening Stones

The thing is, all knives in the world tend to lose sharpness over time, regardless of their quality or their brand. This is where a sharpening stone comes into play as a great resource to bring your blades back to life. 

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