Culinary Connoisseur's Gift Guide
The best kinds of gifts are both beautiful and functional. For cooks, foodies, and epicureans of all kinds, these handmade tools are the crème de le crème.
Chef Knife Connoisseur's Gift Guide
A guide to help you find the perfect knife for any chef's kitchen. From daily workhorses and classic gyutos to specialized blades, all handmade by independent artists and small shops around the world.
Sharp? Sharp, how?
'Sharp' is more subjective than you may think. Some thoughts about a chef knife's edge sharpness.
Eating Tools History, by Bee Wilson
Knife, fork and spoon: one, two, three. We are so used to this being the automatic triumvirate of cutlery on the table that we do not pause to think how recently the trio came together.
Plating with Chopsticks
In this entertaining video Chef Justin Khanna explores the use of our Isaiah Schroeder Moribashi as well as TiStix titanium chopsticks for food plating in real-world situations.
The Surprising History of Spoons
A look at the colorful and often eccentric history of what may be the world's most ubiquitous eating utensil, the spoon. Written by Amanda Arnold, originally published on Elettra Wiedemann's Impatient Foodie.
Art Flavor by Roberto Cortez
In a preview of his upcoming book Senses in Sucrose: The Art of Emotions in Sweet Form (on Kickstarter now), Chef Roberto Cortez looks deeply in to the dining experience and the emotions which a chef has the power to elicit.
First Bite by Author Bee Wilson
Bee Wilson, food writer, historian, and author of Consider The Fork, shares insights from her most recent book titled First Bite: How We Learn To Eat.
On The Road: Visiting Our California Artists
Traveling the California coast from LA to The Bay, Abe dines with Tim Roberts of Glyph Design, hammers steel with Don Carlos Andrade, tours Laura Rittenhouse's woodoworking studio, and marvels over Stephen Fitz-Gerald's home-turned-gallery.
Don Carlos Andrade: Inspiring Cooks with World-Class Knives
A trained chef, sculptor, and blacksmith, knife maker Don Carlos Andrade has been creating some of the finest kitchen knives available for over a decade. His blades can be found in the kits of both amateur and professional chefs around the world.
Chef Chris Cheung on NYC's Food Scene and His Knife and Spoon Obsession
We sat down with Chef Chris Cheung to talk about his Brooklyn eatery East Wind Snack Shop, the NYC food scene (dim sum included), and the tools he can't live without.
Interview with Terry Widner of Spoontaneous - Part Two
Terry answers our questions about wood, tools, and more stories behind the spoons.
Interview with Terry Widner of Spoontaneous - Part One
Artist and spoon maker Terry Widner on the history, humor, and art of the wooden spoon.