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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Global Knife vs. Dalstrong: Which Knifemaker to Go With?

Dalstrong and Global are two brands that have developed reputations for their excellent kitchen products, but they're very different companies at their core. Below we'll break down all the differences and similarities between the companies, as well as examining their products to help you decide which brand to go...

13 Mins

How to Do a Knife Sharpness Test

So you think your knife is sharp? Let's put it to the test. Whether you're slicing tomatoes or crafting a chiffonade, ensuring your blade is as sharp as you think is essential. Let’s slice into how you can test and maintain that sharp knife.

13 Mins

What Does Dragon Fruit Taste Like?

Dragon fruit is one of the coolest-looking (and, let's face it, a little intimidating) piece of produce around. If you've never tried it yourself, you might find yourself wondering what exactly it tastes like – and what the texture is like. In this article, we'll do our best to...

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The Ideal Salmon Cooking Temperature

Cooking the perfect salmon depends, in many ways, on nailing the perfect salmon temperature. Like finding the sweet spot on your comfy couch, getting the temperature just right can transform your fish from "meh" to "magnificent."

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When Must a Knife Be Cleaned And Sanitized?

A knife must be cleaned and sanitized immediately after use, especially when switching between different types of food like raw meats and vegetables, to prevent cross-contamination. Additionally, it should be sanitized every four hours during continuous use to ensure it remains safe and hygienic.

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Why You Should Have a BBQ Apron

Thinking about taking your grilling game up a notch? Let's spice things up with something you might not have considered essential - a BBQ apron!

12 Mins

The Best Knives for Collectors

From traditional pocket knives steeped in history to custom-made marvels crafted by modern artisans, the hunt for the best knives for collectors is an exhilarating journey through time and skill.

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There's More to Spoons And Forks Than You Think

Ever paused mid-meal, a fork or spoon in hand, and pondered the journey that utensil took to make it to your table? No? Just me? I'm being a weirdo? Well, let's talk about spoons and forks anyway.

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Knife Tang: What It Is, And Why It Matters

Your knife is kind of like a partnership between the glinting blade that does the cutting and the sturdy handle that you grip. Binding these two in a harmonious marriage is the tang. 

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Why the Carving Fork Is More Important Than You Think

Ever stood in front of a beautifully roasted turkey, armed only with enthusiasm and a knife, only to end up with slices that looked more like a battlefield than a feast? We've all been there. There's one kitchen implement that doesn't get talked about very often, but is an...

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The Best Cooking Knife Sets You Can Get

If you're ready to elevate your kitchen game, look no further than the cornerstone of every chef's arsenal: the cooking knife set. Crafted with care and engineered for perfection, these sets are more than just tools – they're the embodiment of culinary mastery.

17 Mins

The Best Men's Apron for Cooking

There's something about putting on an apron that kind of transforms you. It puts you in a different headspace, and puts you in full control of your kitchen. Let's explore some of the best men's aprons for cooking at home.

15 Mins

Finding the Perfect Union of Kitchen and Knife

Finding knives is easy. They're everywhere! But finding the right kitchen knife for you – for your needs, for 

14 Mins

All You Need to Know About the Japanese Cooking Knife

Not just a tool but a tradition, Japanese cooking knives are the culinary samurai of your kitchen, featuring incredible precision and craftsmanship.

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Which Frying Pans Are Best?

The perfect frying pan is the culinary Holy Grail, and your prize for finding it is the ability to effortlessly flip pancakes, perfectly sear a steak, and scramble eggs like a pro. But with the plethora of options out there, how does one choose the best skillet for culinary...

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All You Need to Know About Skillet Cooking

Whether you're making a chicken fried steak or even an upside-down carrot cake, there are many many uses for the mighty skillet. Learn all about what makes a good skillet, and what the best skillet recipes are, in this article..

22 Mins

Pizza Scissors Are More Useful Than You Think

People don't often think about owning pizza scissors, but these cutting edge kitchen tools may come in handy to slice through your next pizza party.

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Dalstrong vs. The Cooking Guild: Which Brand to Go With?

With an ever-expanding smorgasbord of brands to choose from, it's important to pick one that speaks to you. One that combines reliability with flair, and that boasts a user community that you can feel part of.

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The Best Pans for Cooking Fish

Cooking fish can be a bit of a tricky proposition. What are the best pans to deal with this fickle protein? We'll explore that, as well as give you some of our favorite fish recipes, below.

18 Mins

All You Need to Know About Brunoise Cut

The brunoise cut is one of the finest types of cuts, derived from the julienne. It's as fine as you can go before you're mincing. Let's explore.

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Can You Freeze Block Cheese?

Can you freeze block cheese? Absolutely! Lock in that cheesy goodness by freezing it tightly wrapped to keep its flavor intact for later cheesy adventures!

13 Mins

All About Damascus Steel Patterns

Knives with Damascus steel patterns are some of the most sought-after in the world of kitchen knives. But what exactly are Damascus steel patterns, how are they made, and which should you choose? Let's explore.

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Last-Minute Gift Ideas That Ship Super Fast

A special occasion sneaks up, you swore you had more time, and now you're rushing to find the perfect gift that will ship in time. Let's ensure that this year's last-minute gifting isn't just fast but also fabulous.

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Why It's Better to Have a Full Tang Knife

A full tang knife offers great strength and durability. Whether you're into hunting, camping, or just appreciate a good blade, the full tang is your trusty sidekick. Let's explore how.

17 Mins

What are the Different Knife Parts and Their Functions?

The blade, the knife handle, the bolster, the heel, spine, tang, edge, and tip all these are parts of the average kitchen knife. How do they work with each other to make your food the best it can be?

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Here's the Best Way to Prevent Cuts in the Kitchen

Master the secret to safe cooking and bid farewell to kitchen cuts for good! Here's the best way to prevent cuts in the kitchen.

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A Complete Guide to Different Knife Shapes

Ever looked at your kitchen drawer and wondered why knife shapes are so varied? Let's delve deep into the world of knife anatomy, from pocket knives to the mighty chef’s knife, and find out the mystery behind their shapes.

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All You Need to Know About Stainless Steel Pots and Pans

A stainless steel pot with a lid is one of your most important allies in the kitchen. Stainless steel cookware in general is extremely useful: it cooks great, it looks great, and it saves money.

18 Mins

The Most Essential Knife Skills You Need For Everyday Cooking

Knife skills are about more than just showing off. Having the right skills can make you a better, safer, and more confident cook.

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How to Butterfly Shrimp the Right Way

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What is the Best Knife for Cutting Meat?

The quick answer? A sharp one, with a strong, ergonomically designed handle, and a blade that can make a cut of meat sing (figuratively, of course). But there's a lot more to take into consideration when picking the best knife for cutting meat. Let's talk about it.

18 Mins

Why The Knife Handle Is So Important

No matter how impressive your Damascus steel blade is, or how sophisticated your knife sharpening techniques are, a lousy knife handle can make chopping and slicing an annoying ordeal. Let's talk about knife handles – the unsung heroes of the knife world.

12 Mins

How Long to Grill Chicken Breast So It's Perfect Every Time

Achieve juicy tenderness and transform chicken breasts into succulent perfection on the grill by learning how long to grill chicken breast accurately.

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How to Sharpen a Kitchen Knife Like a Pro

To sharpen a kitchen knife like a pro, you'll want to start with the right tools either manual or electric sharpeners or a sharpening stone. The key is maintaining a consistent 20-degree angle and transitioning from coarse grit to fine grit for that cutting-edge finish.

14 Mins

The Very Best Way To Sharpen A Knife

In home cooking, all the best easy recipes in the world won't help you if the tool you're using is a blunt knife. Let's delve into the world of knife sharpening and learn how to sharpen that edge.

15 Mins

How Long to Cook Burgers on the Grill

A grill is a classic method for cooking hamburgers, but how long should you do it and what steps do you need to take to ensure succulent success? Let's dive into it.

12 Mins

There's More to Kitchen Aprons Than You Think. Here's Why

It's easy to overlook the humble kitchen apron. Often seen merely as a protective garment to keep our clothes clean, the apron plays a much larger role in the kitchen than we give it credit for.

14 Mins

How to Grill A Steak To Perfection

Grilling steak perfectly involves key steps: start with a quality cut, let it reach room temp, season adequately, preheat grill for high heat, cook to desired doneness (use a meat thermometer!), and let it rest before slicing. Voila, a juicy, charred masterpiece!

16 Mins

How to Keep a Sharp Knife (And Why It's Important)

Wherever you are in your culinary journey, sharp kitchen tools are a vital part of your cooking experience. Knife skills aren't much use if your cooking tools aren't at their finest.

14 Mins

What To Look For In A Good Knife Set

A quality kitchen knife set, displayed in an elegant wooden block or a magnetic holder, isn't just a fancy kitchen accessory. It's a culinary essential and a vital investment for your culinary adventures. 

17 Mins

Love Shellfish? You Need an Oyster Shucking Knife

Oysters can add a touch of sophistication to any meal. However, cracking open the hard shell to reveal the succulent treasure inside can be tricky without the right tool: an oyster shucking knife.

10 Mins

What Is a Serrated Knife and What Is it Used For?

Serrated knives are a fundamental part of the kitchen. But many folks even seasoned chefs who have attended cooking school are under the mistaken belief that a serrated knife can't be sharpened.

12 Mins

Why You Absolutely Need a Leather Knife Sheath

If you've ever had a really good hunting knife or a simple kitchen knife, you'll appreciate the need for a protective covering or sheath. And when it comes to sheaths, a leather knife sheath is undoubtedly the classiest and most efficient choice you can make.

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The Best Beef Stroganoff Recipe You’ll Find Anywhere

Beef Stroganoff: the culinary equivalent of a warm, comforting hug from your favorite Russian babushka. It's the tantalizing symphony of tender beef strips, a velvety sour cream sauce, and the gentle embrace of egg noodles that has our taste buds dancing the kazatsky.

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How to Brine Pork Chops the Right Way

Everyone loves pork chops! But by taking the extra step to brine your pork chops, your reward is a juicy, flavorful pork chop that is a long ways from the boring, tough, borderline inedible pork chops you’d been cooking for yourself.

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How Do You Like Your Steak? Steak Temperature Chart & Doneness Guide

The question of how you like your steak cooked has almost overtaken the question of how you like your coffee in terms of personal preferences strangers have strangely intense opinions about. How do you know which degrees of doneness you like your steak? And what are the differences between them?...

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A Comprehensive Guide to the Different Types of Knife Steel

As a beginner in the culinary world, you may wonder why you should worry about something as seemingly technical and esoteric as the different types of knife steel used to create your kitchen tools. Let's break down the various types of steel used in kitchen knife blades.

17 Mins

How to Peel a Pomegranate Like a Pro In 4 Easy Steps

Pomegranate fruit is absolutely delicious, and the ruby red arils (seeds) are really great in a wide number of savory and sweet recipes. Let's look into how easy and fun peeling a pomegranate is when you arm yourself with the right tools. Let’s explore that!

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Dalstrong vs. Coolina Knives: Which Brand Should You Go With?

In this article, we will compare the two companies in terms of product quality, customer service, overall reputation, and other relevant factors to help you decide which brand is best for you.

18 Mins

Easy Ground Beef Recipes With Few Ingredients

Ground beef is a delicious and versatile ingredient that has gotten the short end of the stick and gone unrecognized in the culinary world. In this article, we’ll discuss some of the properties of ground beef, and share some easy ground beef recipes with few ingredients.

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Essential Kitchen Tools Every Home Cook Should Own

If you enjoy cooking, you know that being equipped with the right kitchen tools can make a world of difference. These tools can enable you to cook anything from a simple, straightforward meal to an elaborate multi-course feast. In this article, we’ll explore the concept of kitchen tools, and give...

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What Knife Brand to Go With? A Definitive Guide to Good Knife Brands

Good knife brands are more than just a name on a box. If you pick the right one, you’re not just buying a knife – you’re joining a community, and you can get a tremendous amount of value from the brand. In this article, we’ll explore what makes for good...

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Why It’s Important to Have Good Kitchen Knives

You need good kitchen knives to make cooking easier and more enjoyable. In this article, we’ll discuss what you need from your kitchen knives, and show you some of the best kitchen knives available.

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The Best Egg Salad Recipes for Sandwiches

When you take the rich, creamy texture and flavors of the egg salad and put it in sandwich form, you end up with something that’s even better than the sum of its parts. In this article, we’ll explore the egg salad sandwich, including the very best egg salad sandwich recipe...

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A Quick Guide to Filleting Fish Like a Pro

Filleting fish is easier than you think. In this article, we’ll guide you through how to do it, including tools you’ll need and answering any questions you might have.

9 Mins

What is the Best Kitchen Knife For You?

Let's talk about the different types of kitchen knives around, what they’re made of, and how to find the best kitchen knife for your home. 

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Oyster Shucker: An Essential Tool for Any Shellfish Enthusiast

An oyster shucker is a must-have kitchen knife for any seafood enthusiast. With its special design, home cooks can pry shells open and make quick work of the connective muscle that keeps the oyster flesh connected to its shell.

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What is a Knife Sheath and Why Do You Need One?

A knife sheath, also known as a knife saya or a scabbard, is a protective cover for your knife. Below we’ll discuss why you should be looking for one, and give you some recommendations to keep an eye out for.

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All You Need to Know About the Tanto Knife

Tanto knives are traditional Japanese blades that were originally used as weapons, and with time, they’ve become popular in the culinary world. Let’s take a look at the tanto knife design, its history, and how to use it.

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The Very Best Chicken Pot Pie Recipe You’ll Find Anywhere

Hoping to make the classic comfort food that is chicken pot pie? This blog makes it simple, with step-by-step instructions for a great pie crust and chicken pot pie filling, as well as tips on the best tools and tactics for success, including how to prevent your crust from going...

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