Monday, November 22, 2010

Saturday, November 20, 2010

My new website is up! It's dedicated to kitchen knives, tools and communication. It will have features, reviews, knife sales and forums. Jump in on the ground floor!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

My Kramer on Ebay

Click on the title for the link.


Monday, November 15, 2010

Gifts for Foodies

For those people that seem to have everything. The list contains several knives of course and some interesting tools for the serious cook.

(Gyuto is a Japanese chefs knife)

Masamoto 270mm Wa-slicer ($267.70) (This happens to be on my personal list)

Togiharu hammered Damascus 240mm Gyuto ($149.50)

Fujuwara FKM 240mm Gyuto ($82.00, $75.00

Mizuno Tanrenjo Akitada Hon Kasumi 270mm Yanagi (slicer, $267.00

Tojiro Shirogami 165mm Nakiri ($

JCK combination wet stone 800/6000 grit ($65.00

Wusthoff fish spatula, ($29.95 @

Sous Vide Supreme ($449.95)or Sous Vide Supreme Demi($299.95)
(great little sous vide machines. The demi is the smaller of the two. You'll needs bags and the vacuum machine. The package deal might be the way to go.

Black Arare cast iron tea pot in various sizes @

Chop sticks or any Japanese accessories

Zojirushi Rice Cooker @ ($125.99)

Any Boardsmith cutting board @ (highly recommended)

Hand American stropping products for that confirmed knife nut
(You'll need the stropping base, felt, leather, balsa (optional) and some sharpening compound like diamond spray or chromium oxide)

Chinoise, (a very fine strainer) can be found at several places but I found one @ (Royal Industries, $26.30)

I'll add to the list as the Holiday season continues.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Caledonia on a CVO Fat Bob

The sound is annoying unless you are a motorcycle junkie and want to hear the RPMs amid the wind noise. You may want to mute it and listen to the music or just mute it.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Me, JP and My Boy BF

Found these old photos the other day. Jacques Pepin, Bobby Flay and me at the Aspen Food and Wine Festival in June of 01 or 02. I have since lost 45 lbs.