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Looking for a caterer for an at home party

May 17, 2015
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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Santoku knife- What do you use for that you wouldn't use a chef knife?

Salty's technique is slightly different from Chef Tarada's.
Salty uses what I call the "hammer chop"(strait up and down) where as Tarada uses a more classic "push cut"(slight forward motion) both are pretty amazing... :)

Zen News

Yasss! Finally some good sushi in the Y&E hood!

May 12, 2015
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

wedding cakes 2015

May 11, 2015
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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Any Licks left in the GTA?

They had a pretty good run, 1980-??. The burgers were good back in the days(extra Guck sauce please). Can't remember the last time I ate there..

May 11, 2015
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Pil Pil Prawn

You can de-vain shrimps and leave the shell on. Just cut the back of the shrimp from the inside out with a sharp paring knife or kitchen shears.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCyJ7...

May 10, 2015
petek in Spain/Portugal

meat thermometer - instant vs leave-in

ThermoWorks is having a "15% off moving sale"

http://thermoworks.com/products/therm...

May 09, 2015
petek in Cookware

meat thermometer - instant vs leave-in

May 08, 2015
petek in Cookware
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No Dogs Allowed at Outdoor Pleasantville Farmers Market

@Marge.. Now that dogs aren't allowed at the market, maybe I will! :)

No Dogs Allowed at Outdoor Pleasantville Farmers Market

It's a "farmers Market"(where they sell food) not a dog park. Can you bring your dog into your local grocery store?

The Burger's Priest - Queen and Coxwell

His burger empire is growing rapidly(opening in Union Station soon) so no more rest for the righteous....

May 02, 2015
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

What knives do I need!!!

Nope, won't work.. the celebrity chef's name will give them provenance..

Apr 30, 2015
petek in Cookware

Look back in Hunger: Porto, Portugal.

Very cool! And it looks like your little rooster had fun as well. :)

Apr 30, 2015
petek in Spain/Portugal

What knives do I need!!!

Sorry to disappoint sherrib, but it's not see through. I had the blade sitting on top of the sheath to show how sexy she is... :D

Apr 29, 2015
petek in Cookware

What knives do I need!!!

I make my own sheaths.. Phone book cover + duct tape = cheap n' easy(just like me)

Apr 28, 2015
petek in Cookware
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How and how often do you sharpen your knives?

Stones, stropping on cardboard, newsprint, balsa wood in between taking them to the stones..
When they need sharpening(YMMV)

Apr 28, 2015
petek in Cookware
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2015 RESTAURANT Closings in Toronto? To June 30...

The Acme burger on the Queensway is gone replaced by a Money Mart...

Apr 24, 2015
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Pain Perdu Yonge and Lawrence closed???

http://www.therollingpin.ca/

This place is definitely on my list..

Apr 21, 2015
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Uncle Tetsu

Wow! Somebody "Not affiliated with Uncle Tetsu in any way" actually set up a Twitter account for this?!?!
That's hilarious! :D

Apr 20, 2015
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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Marben: One of the Best brunches in Toronto?

"And still the 20% tip is the only option by default"

What if I pay cash$$$$?

Apr 19, 2015
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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What is the worst wedding reception dinner you've ever had?

And these were "friends" of yours? That's unbelievable.

Apr 19, 2015
petek in Not About Food

2015 RESTAURANT Closings in Toronto? To June 30...

It's been closed for quite a while now. Not sure if it has anything to do with the condo's being built at the corner of Y&E or because it was just a crappy restaurant..

Apr 19, 2015
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Blade experts offer advice.

"I’m not a big fan of the Eastern knives. They use softer metal"

I think they either misquoted the guy or he got it ass backwards..

Apr 17, 2015
petek in Cookware

Blade experts offer advice.

My sentiments exactly.. :D

Apr 17, 2015
petek in Cookware

Blade experts offer advice.

Apr 17, 2015
petek in Cookware

Kramer Zwillings carbon knife problem

Your absolutely right Kaleo,but.. If I paid $300.00 for a new knife(or 20k+ for a new car) and it had even a minor blemish or defect I'd be pretty pissed.

When you purchase something new and expensive, you expect a certain attention to detail and perfection. If on the other hand they're offering the product at a discount because of the defect, that's a different story altogether.

Apr 15, 2015
petek in Cookware

Butterup Knife

I guess it's fine for those who don't own a microwave... :)

Apr 15, 2015
petek in Cookware

Ketchup on Eggs? Not in my House!...Yours?

I prefer Heinz "extra virgin 1st press" ketchup myself... :)

Apr 12, 2015
petek in General Topics

Knife recommendations for my registry!

It's about the aesthetics, gotcha. :)

Apr 12, 2015
petek in Cookware

Knife recommendations for my registry!

Uncomfortable knives suck!!

Agreed, but I think you can master any knife handle with proper grip and technique(hammer, pinch etc)
The only knives I found uncomfortable to use were Global and Ken Onion/Shun. YMMV

Apr 12, 2015
petek in Cookware