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How to look after Japanese knives with Chef Olivia Burt

As sellers of quality Japanese knives we often get asked how to look after Japanese knives by our customers. We have written various articles on the subject, which you can find in the “Equipment care” section of our Journal. Yet, this time around we asked Chef Olivia Burt to share some tips as to how […]

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How to do the claw grip with Chef Olivia Burt

The claw grip technique is one of the most important cutting skills to learn in the kitchen. It is very simple to learn and extremely helpful to improve your cutting skills and ensure you are safe in the kitchen. It is a fundamental aspect for being safe around knives. It goes without saying that you […]

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How to hold a knife – taught by Chef Olivia Burt

The first and most important knife skill you need to learn is how to hold your knife properly. Holding the knife properly will give you more control over the knife which makes it easier to cut and slice food. This strong grip is what allows chefs to chop with great speed as they know the […]

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Everything you need to know before throwing a cooking party

This blog post will talk you through everything you need to know before throwing a cooking party. If you are anywhere near as big of a foodie as us you love cooking parties. Yes, cooking parties, not dinner parties, we are talking about gathering your family and friends to cook together. Whether this is your […]

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How to make a charcuterie board

Charcuterie boards have become increasingly popular nowadays. Not only are they delicious and enjoyed by many, they also make for the perfect Instagram post. With a variety of cured meats, cheese, nuts, spreads, fruit and crackers, there is something in it for everyone to enjoy! What Is Charcuterie? Charcuterie is the art of preparing and […]

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How To Organise Your Fridge: Zero Waste

How many times has finding space for your groceries in the fridge felt like making a complicated jigsaw puzzle? If your answer is more than once, then you need to change how you organise your fridge. Cleaning and organising your fridge can help you prevent food waste and save you a lot of time and […]

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How to Host An Unforgettable Dinner Party

It is no secret that hosting a dinner party can be very stressful. It involves countless tasks: setting the table, cooking a delicious meal, cleaning the house, etc. However, a dinner party should be enjoyed by both the guests and hosts. This is why we have come up with a guide on how to host […]

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How to cut onions without crying

It is a known fact around the world that cutting onions will make you cry. But have you ever stopped and asked yourself why this happens? Why do onions make you cry? Onions are mainly made out of water and have some vitamins and sugar compounds. But they also have compounds contain sulphur. This is […]

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How to cut a pomegranate using a paring knife?

How do you cut a pomegranate using a knife without making a mess? Pomegranate is a beautiful fruit, with shiny red “jewels” called arils inside, containing sweet, juicy nectar that surrounds a white seed in the middle. They are a very tricky fruit to cut. The juice from any broken seeds can stain your clothes, […]

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How To Make Sourdough Bread From Scratch (And Grow Your Own Starter)

Today’s post is a step by step guide on how to make sourdough bread from scratch. With a recipe for sourdough bread and growing your own starter. Making the sourdough bread This recipe makes 2 loaves  Preparation time: over 2 hours Cooking time: 30 mins to 1 hour Ingredients: 500g strong white flour, plus extra […]

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How To Use Chopsticks Like A Pro

Learning to eat with chopsticks is inevitable if you’re planning to travel to Japan, North, or Southeast Asia. You don’t even need to look that far. With the trendy sushi restaurants all over Europe and America, you’ve probably seen people comfortably eating with the sticks, at least to the level of food landing in their […]

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How To Fillet A Fish With A Japanese Knife (+ Video)

In today’s article, we’d like to show you a step-by-step guide on the simplest way to fillet a fish using Japanese style knife – Deba. Learn what the best tools for the job are. What will you need: Filleting knife – A knife with a flexible blade allows you to move easily between the flesh and […]