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MAC the(bread) knife..

:) Good to know. I look around. This is a ~$90 (US dollar) bread knife, right?

It is a $90.+ bread knife..still cheaper than the Shun bread knife, right?

about 7 hours ago
petek in Cookware

MAC the(bread) knife..

Quick update
After a few weeks using this knife in a busy pro kitchen, here's what I think.
Bread-obviously this is an amazing bread knife. Goes through any kind of loaf(hard/crusty-soft/fluffy)like butter,effortless.
Hard vegetables(squash,carrots etc)some "steering" either from the fact that it's single bevel(for lack of a better description) or my poor techique. Slices through even the hardest vegetable with ease.
Cooked meat-excellent performance. I sliced whole tenderloins, pork loin, glazed ham, chicken breasts all with no tearing. The cuts weren't as clean as my suji or gyuto , but it is a serrated knife after all. Didn't try her on any raw proteins, yet.
Because of the upwards curve of the handle/blade there is plenty of knuckle clearance.

All in all this is an excellent bread/carving knife and even though it's a bit more expensive than the Tojiro bread knife, I think it's still a good value and would recommend the MAC to anyone in the market for a high end bread knife.

about 9 hours ago
petek in Cookware

Not a fan of Burger Priest or Holy Chuck? Wanted to be but....

I actually like both styles of burgers and if it's good enough for Bobby Flay then it's good enough for me! :)

Nov 18, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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So What Dishes do you top with a Runny Poached Egg?

Wild mushrooms, lardons, crostini veal jus..

Nov 18, 2014
petek in Home Cooking
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Hakkoh Dolphin Brand Knives

Nov 18, 2014
petek in Cookware

Not a fan of Burger Priest or Holy Chuck? Wanted to be but....

You've never eaten meatloaf! OMG! :D

Nov 18, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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Not a fan of Burger Priest or Holy Chuck? Wanted to be but....

I'll just keep calling it "meatloaf style" thanks :). I don't think it's a pejorative description at all.

Not a fan of Burger Priest or Holy Chuck? Wanted to be but....

Bread crumbs,onion,eggs and spice is what my mom puts in her meatloaf and her burgers(as do many old school burger joints), so I don't know what else to call it.
Like I said, I never got the "salt dump" at either place.

Nov 17, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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Not a fan of Burger Priest or Holy Chuck? Wanted to be but....

I dunno..that salted caramel/Nuttela shake is the tits! :D

Nov 17, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Not a fan of Burger Priest or Holy Chuck? Wanted to be but....

Tis a greasy burger to be sure, that's why it's a once every 3-4 month treat for me. Never found it to be too salty or soft. Both HC and BP are meant to be eaten immediately, they don't travel well.

Nov 17, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Not a fan of Burger Priest or Holy Chuck? Wanted to be but....

"Agree on Holy Chuck - don't understand it. Have tried to like it"

Too greasy?

Nov 17, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Not a fan of Burger Priest or Holy Chuck? Wanted to be but....

If you like "charbroiled" meatloaf style burgers, try Burger Shack on Eglinton and Oriole Parkway.$11.00 gets you a home banquet burger(bacon&cheese), fries and a pop. Parking and seating available. I like both BP and Chuck the same.

Nov 17, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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Barcelona-best area to stay in for restaurants

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Nov 16, 2014
petek in Spain/Portugal

Barcelona-best area to stay in for restaurants

+3 for Eixample! First time in Barcelona(Sept)and I would stay in that area again.I walked almost everywhere(lost 5 lbs) ,even to the beach.

Nov 16, 2014
petek in Spain/Portugal
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2014 Restaurants and Food Store OPENINGS - Part II

Maybe I'll try a slice before I commit to a whole pie..

Nov 12, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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2014 Restaurants and Food Store OPENINGS - Part II

Magic Oven pizza is now open at the corner of Eglinton and Avenue Rd.. Seems kinda spendy for pizza, anyone been(7 locations) and is it worth it?

Nov 11, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Morton's vs. Diamond Crystal Kosher salt?

We've banished Morton's kosher salt from out catering kitchen.
DC kosher is the only salt we use..

Nov 11, 2014
petek in General Topics

If loving _________ is wrong, then I don't want to be right. (Fill in the blank.)

crispy chicken skin
feta and jam sandwiches
Sausage n' egg McMuffin(topped with a hash brown)
Mayo mixed with HP sauce

Nov 10, 2014
petek in General Topics

Famous food in names- add to the list

Blancmange.. 80's synthpop group

Nov 09, 2014
petek in Not About Food

Bottom-heavy pan recommendations, please.

deBuyer..stove top and oven method.

Nov 09, 2014
petek in Cookware

Let's talk about the accuracy of thermometers.

Gifts like that from friends are the best!!
I was lucky to get my Thermopen from a local merchant(promo) for $70.00 tax and delivery included so I cant complain...

Nov 07, 2014
petek in Cookware

Is there somewhere that I can buy chicken skin in Toronto

Do they sell it by the lb or the bag? And how much?

Nov 06, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Let's talk about the accuracy of thermometers.

It puts my little Thermopen to shame... :(

Nov 06, 2014
petek in Cookware

Debuyer on sale at Future Shop till Nov 12th '14

yup

Nov 04, 2014
petek in Cookware

Debuyer on sale at Future Shop till Nov 12th '14

Agreed..^^^
I still use an inexpensive non stick pan for eggs only, My Debuyer are for high heat searing and roasting only.

Nov 04, 2014
petek in Cookware

Debuyer on sale at Future Shop till Nov 12th '14

I bought the "Carbone Plus" fry pans from Sears a few years back.
9"+ 12" with a helper handle for $70.00. They're not as pretty as the Mineral B line, but they're just as good.
The 14" fry pan is probably gonna weigh about 6.5-7 lbs..

http://www.debuyer.com/en/products/ca...

Looks like the ones at Future Shoppe are Mineral B, good price. Buying 3 pans roughly the same size seems a bit redundant though..

Nov 04, 2014
petek in Cookware

Mc Donald's Egg McMuffin

+1 Boston_Otter!
I make a wicked awesome breakfast sandwich at home with the best and funkiest ingredients that I have lying around in the fridge, but I can't(or want to) replicate the magnificence that is the Sausage n' Egg McMuffin..

Nov 03, 2014
petek in Chains

Mc Donald's Egg McMuffin

You know what makes the original better? I don't have to cook it.. :)

Nov 03, 2014
petek in Chains
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Company Holiday Pre-Dinner Ideas

Too bad Cheaters is gone... :(

Nov 03, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Let's talk about the accuracy of thermometers.

That's one helluva thermometer!

Nov 03, 2014
petek in Cookware