Jorge Farah

Jorge Farah

Born and raised on the Caribbean coast of Colombia, Jorge Farah is a writer, media producer, and avid kitchen enthusiast. It took him a while to become enamored with the craft of cooking, but once he started seeing it as a creative outlet, it opened the doors to a decade-long fascination. He is based in the world capital of steak and Malbec: Buenos Aires, Argentina. When he’s not writing, you’ll find him listening to music, analyzing film to an absurd degree, holding court on the merits of the reverse-sear method, or pondering the structural integrity of impossibly large sandwiches.

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How to Layer Lasagna Correctly in 4 Easy Steps

If you're making a classic lasagne, you might get a little hung up on the layering process. Check out how to layer lasagna the right way today!

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What is a Scimitar Knife, and What is it Used For?

The scimitar knife is designed to help easily break down large chunks of meat. Their curved blade allows for smooth slicing of large chunks of meat, as well as getting around bones and under skin. And because they’re knives that will be used for these tough jobs, the need...

13 Mins

What Are Damascus Steel Knives, and Why Do We Love Them So Much?

We'll take a look into Damascus steel knives to learn what they are, why they are special, and why Damascus is one of the most popular types of steel out there.

14 Mins

How to Make Gordon Ramsay’s Beef Wellington Recipe

The mighty Beef Wellington is a staple of British cooking, and Michelin chef Gordon Ramsay is a staple of culinary television. What is his take on this classic dish?

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How Long to Smoke Ribs - The Complete Guide

So let’s talk about how long to smoke ribs, the different methods of cooking BBQ ribs, and some of the best tools you can use at your backyard barbecue to establish you as the ultimate pitmaster.

15 Mins

The Definitive Guide to Japanese Kitchen Knives

In this article, we’ll get into the ins and outs of Japanese kitchen knives, show you what you should be looking for, and give our suggestions for the best Japanese kitchen knives to buy.

17 Mins

What Are Tongs, And What Are They Used For?

So today we’re taking a closer look at our trusty tongs; figuring out how they work, what to look for in a good set of tongs, and which ones are the best ones to purchase. Let’s dive in.

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Everything You Need To Know About Wok Pans

Today we’re talking about the wok pan. A kitchen tool that might seem a little intimidating at first, but eventually will become one of your closest allies in the battle for culinary mastery. There’s a lot that you can do with it, and many reasons to own one. So let’s...

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Misen Cookware vs. Dalstrong Cookware

When it comes to cookware, Misen and Dalstrong are two relatively young companies producing high-quality cookware. Which one should you go with? Read our detailed breakdown today.

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What Is A Cooking Pot And Why Do You Need One?

What is a cooking pot and what exactly makes for a good cooking pot (or even a good pan)? How do we find them? What exactly should we be looking for? This is what we’ll be exploring in detail. 

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What Is a Tuna Poke Bowl And How To Make It

Tuna poke bowls have quickly become all the rage, first popping up in Hawaii then gaining momentum elsewhere in the world. Let's take a look at how to make these popular bowls.

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The Different Types Of Knives Every Home Chef Should Know

There are several types of knives you can utilize to make your kitchen tasks more efficient. This guide will tell you everything you need to know on the different types of knives and their uses to make your meal prep a breeze.

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Why You Need a BBQ Knife Set

Everybody loves barbecues, and being prepared for any culinary challenge should be a priority for every pitmaster. Here’s our low-down on what you need in any BBQ knife set, and how to find them.

22 Mins

Leather Knife Roll: The Tool You Didn’t Know You Needed

A leather knife roll is a transportation device where you can carry your kitchen knives from place to place without worrying about them knocking against each other or becoming damaged. Leather knife rolls usually also contain additional pockets for tools such as meat thermometers, kitchen shears, and other accessories.

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Knife Sets With a Block, and Why We Love Them

Let’s talk about knife block sets. How to pick them, what you should look out for, and our thoughts on the very best knife sets with blocks available in the market.

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What is Brisket? The Definitive Guide for 2022

Let’s dig into the noble beef brisket; we’ll learn what it is, how to pick the best ones, how to cook it, and then how to slice it properly (including what tools you’ll need for each one of these tasks).

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Vegetable Knife

So what is a vegetable knife and which knives can we use ? There are a few, but we're going to talk about the three main knives - Nakiri, chef, and paring.

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Detailed Guide into Cutlery Sets 2022

Most people don’t know what to look for when it comes to cutlery sets. We’re here to make things as easy as possible for you with this comprehensive cutlery guide.

17 Mins

What is a Chef Knife?

In this article, we’ll be focusing on the general-purpose chef’s knife used by western cooks. 

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Dalstrong vs Shun Knives

Both of these knife-makers have garnered acclaim for their premium kitchen products that combine style and performance, making the act of cooking a much more pleasurable experience for both professional chefs and home cooks.

15 Mins

What Is A Saute Pan?

Today, we’re going to talk about a type of pan that you have definitely heard of, and it may even be a type of pan that you currently have in your kitchen. But is it a pan you’re using to its best potential? Learn everything there is to know about...

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Cts-bd1n steel : What is it and what knives use it?

Knowing what knives are made from, the specifics of each type of steel, and how each type of steel interacts with its environment, is a fundamental step in becoming a true knife expert. 

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How To Mince Garlic

The world of cooking is filled with recurring questions that pop up over and over again. And one of those questions is... what’s the difference between mincing garlic and chopping garlic, anyway? Learn the answer today. 

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Delicious Oven Baked Ribs

For myself, and a lot of people in the world, barbecue pork ribs are the perfect example of a comfort food. Few meals are as satisfying as sweet, spicy, fall-off-the-bone tender oven-baked ribs. It meets all our criteria for comfort food, with its mix of flavors and textures as...

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The Best Tomato Knife You Will Ever Use

It’s good to set yourself up for success, and use the tools that will make things easier and more enjoyable for you as a cook. For this reason, we have specialty cutlery like cheese knives, fileting knives, steak knives, and the like. Today we’re talking about one of those...

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How To Cut A Watermelon

If you want to end up with good watermelon slices, watermelon wedges, watermelon triangles, watermelon cubes, or watermelon sticks, you should take care to use the correct cutting technique.

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How To Cut A Pineapple

I know. The first time you’re faced with the thick, prickly skin of a pineapple, it’s a bit intimidating. More than a fruit one can easily slice, it more closely resembles some kind of sci-fi space rock. It seems like something one would need special equipment to pierce through,...

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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...

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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,...

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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.

15 Mins

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...

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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Differences Between A Fillet Knife And A Boning Knife

Take the fillet knife and the boning knife, for instance. If you put them side by side, the typical home cook won’t really be able to tell the difference. In fact, many people use these knives incorrectly, or even ignore them altogether.

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Different Types Of Utility Knives

Think of the culinary utility knife as the midway point between a chef knife and a paring knife -- a versatile blade knife able to aid you in a wide variety of culinary tasks, such as slicing, trimming, sectioning, coring, and peeling. 

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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...

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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. 

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The 15 Best Sushi Knife Options in 2022

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.

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The 10 Best Cleaver Knives in 2022

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.

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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.

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Best Paring Knife

Learn everything there is to know about the paring knife. From peeling vegetables to shaping garnishes to deveining shrimp, a paring knife is an essential tool when it comes to any detailed and delicate kitchen knife cutting.

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Best Kitchen Knife Sets

From knife block sets to steak knife sets and everything in between. There’s tons of factors to consider when it comes to deciding on a kitchen knife set. Even those who are already knee-deep in the world of knives can find it overwhelming, so for the uninitiated it can...

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Best Butcher Knife

Being a home cook is more than just knowing your way around the condiment rack. If you feel you’ve already mastered the art of home cooking, the next step is to take even more ownership of the food preparation process by cutting your own meat on a butcher block....

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Best Brisket Slicing Knife

Cooking brisket is a long and arduous process, but by the end you’re rewarded with a tender, succulent piece of meat. In order to best enjoy this tough cut of beef you should use a slicing knife, otherwise you risk damaging the meat and making a mess.

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How To Set A Table For Any Occasion

A dinner party is a joyful occasion, and your guests will surely have a great time regardless of what you decide to do as far as table setting. But going the extra mile, incorporating decorative elements, and following these etiquette conventions will go a long way towards communicating to...

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How To Sharpen A Serrated Knife

Look closely at your serrated knife; see how it’s made up of individual curved serrations? Each one of these beveled serrations needs to be sharpened individually, one at a time.

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Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

If you want to talk about “comfort food,” it doesn’t get much more comforting than the delicious, thoroughly satisfying warmth of a good bowl of chicken noodle soup. There’s something about it that just feels like “home.”

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How To Make Pizza Dough

Learn how to make pizza dough. From pop culture depictions to our own personal histories, pizza is ubiquitous. As long as it exists, it will continue to improve our lives by filling it with delicious flavor. But there’s a way to improve on the pizza experience.

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Lasagna Recipe

For me, and I suspect for a lot of people, lasagna goes even beyond the inherent qualities of the dish itself. My Mom used to make lasagna every other Sunday when I was a kid, so its aroma and taste immediately transports me to happy memories of sitting around...

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How To Cook Steak

A mismanaged steak is truly disheartening to see, especially when it’s a high-quality cut of beef. Knowing how to cook a perfect steak is a kitchen skill that will impress any dinner guest and bump your meal up from merely “good” to “exquisite”.

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Why You Need a Butcher Knife in Your Kitchen

To fully understand the importance of having a butcher’s knife in the kitchen, one must first understand what butcher knives are. Now, a lazy individual might tell you that butcher knives are simply kitchen knives for butchering meat. However, just like your mouth-watering dinners, we know the key is...

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