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Best cheese knives?

When I worked for Sur La Table, I was able to get a Global Cheese Knife for $5 in a scratch-n-dent employee sale. Although I usually dislike Global handles, I couldn't imagine life without this knife and we eat a lot of cheese. It's great for semi and hard cheeses since the blade is rigid. I'd really like to buy another but they're pricey, retailing for $70-80. Still, knowing how much we'd use it I can justify the cost.

Apr 29, 2014
NikoO in Cookware

Hom Bow?

Don't forget about Uwajimaya's steam counter. They usually have hom bow and manapua (larger version) next to the cash register. The manapua is close to what I remember as a child in Hawaii.

600 5th Ave S, Seattle, WA

Apr 01, 2011
NikoO in Greater Seattle

The New Lunchbox Laboratory

Wow, I was just reading this thread earlier in the week and debating whether to check out LL, and happened upon the founder's obit in the Seattle Times RIP Scott.

Apr 01, 2011
NikoO in Greater Seattle

Dream kitchen - cookware, gadgets, knives?

Count me as another one that's basically happy with what she's already got, especially the Bluestar range, Vent-A-Hood, Wusthof Classic knives (with a couple of Macs and a Global), Richlite countertops, Technivorm coffeemaker, undermount sink. I used to work for a national kitchenware retailer and now a kitchenware wholesaler so my drawers are chockfull of single-function gadgets. But there's always room for improvement, right? I'd exchange all my old Calphalon for lightweight cast iron, get an induction cooktop, have a tile or concrete floor with a garbage disposal and drain in the middle of it, a garden hose with hot & cold water to wash everything down, an additional small upright freezer, a commercial baking oven with steam, a mini version of a Vitamix, a dough roller, a large walk-in pantry, and finally internet access on the kitchen tv so I could look up recipes and leave them onscreen.

Mar 29, 2011
NikoO in Cookware

If you could only eat in five Seattle restaurants for the rest of your life, which would you choose?

Sorry, I had to include a couple of out-of-towners.

Cafe Vignole, Rainier Beach
Georgia's Greek Deli, Greenwood
Dahlia Lounge, downtown
Bai Tong, Tukwila
Naan & Curry, in Renton

Georgia's Greek Deli
323 NW 85th St, Seattle, WA 98117

Cafe Vignole
9252 57th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118

Bai Tong Restaurant
16876 Southcenter Pkwy, Tukwila, WA 98188

Dahlia Lounge
2030 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

Mar 27, 2011
NikoO in Greater Seattle

Where to buy MINI CORN TORTILLAS in Seattle?

I don't know if this market carries them, but you can call and see if they do:
Guadalupe Market
1111 Southwest 128th Street
Burien, WA 98146
(206) 901-1529

Also check El Puerco Lloron in the Pike Market. I know they used to sell some Mexican foods, including fresh masa harina (so you could make your own tortillas).

El Puerco Lloron
1501 Western Ave Ste 200, Seattle, WA 98101

Mar 27, 2011
NikoO in Greater Seattle