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What's up with chef's measurement of a steak?

I've been watching Food Network my entire life, everytime a chef is cooking a steak, they always say the wrong thickness... At least I'm pretty sure it's wrong... Geoffrey Zakarian was cooking his ribeye steak for Best Thing I've... show, he stated that the steak is 2 and a half inch, when I can CLEARLY see the thickness is LESS than 2 inches... comparing to his cutting board and his fingertips...

Then, I recall almost everytime I watch a youtube video or a show on tv, they always say the wrong thickness.... One chef says his steak is 1 inch thick, I see that it's half an inch...

What gives?? Is it different cooking measurements that they learn in culinary school or something?

Jun 07, 2013
maxman190 in Food Media & News

Making sushi-grade salmon?

Okay, then what about getting fresh whole salmon from the supermarket and then making that into sushi?

Jun 06, 2013
maxman190 in General Topics

Making sushi-grade salmon?

Well, not specifically a month, that's just when I think I would be craving for some salmon sashimi. But, yeah.

Jun 06, 2013
maxman190 in General Topics

Making sushi-grade salmon?

I'm planning to buy some salmon that aren't sushi grade from the supermarket and it may be fresh, but I know it won't be spoiled or bad, that hasn't been frozen. I want to buy salmon that hasn't been frozen after being caught and then bringing it home, vacuum seal it and freezing it below -5F for a month or so. Will it be safe to eat it raw after thawing it out?

Jun 06, 2013
maxman190 in General Topics

What utensil is this? Homemade or store bought?

Yeah, it also looks like it only applies a very very thin coating of oil, which would be awesome for cooking less oily dishes.

Dec 11, 2012
maxman190 in Cookware

What utensil is this? Homemade or store bought?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iOi_A...

In the video, the man uses that can thing to oil the surface, what is it called? I can only find takoyaki brushes, but takoyaki brush is like a sponge, if you push too hard, lots of oil comes out. I want to get the oil dispenser like the one in the video.

Dec 11, 2012
maxman190 in Cookware

Fish Scalers

I AM one of the "lesser" assistants...

Jul 06, 2012
maxman190 in Cookware

Fish Scalers

Yeah, but most of the time my monger doesn't scale the under belly =/. I don't mind a few scale flying around, I just don't want a lot of scales flying around, the one in the video, the scales hardly flew anywhere.

Jul 06, 2012
maxman190 in Cookware

Fish Scalers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ufzx2h...
What type of utensil is the person using to scrape the scales off the fish? I checked on amazon for fish scaler, all I found were pointy ones where you would have to rake the fish back and forth and make the scales fly EVERYWHERE! I found something that is similar to the utensil in the video but it's a turner/flipper.. Here's the link of the utensil I found on amazon similar to the one in the video: http://www.amazon.com/Dexter-Russell-...

Edit: I think I should make one point clear... I asked for what type the utensil the person in the video is using.... Not on "How to scale a fish."

Jul 06, 2012
maxman190 in Cookware

Someone help me identify this portable burner??

Thanks everyone, I'll be bookmarking the Iwatani catalog.

Jul 02, 2012
maxman190 in Cookware

Someone help me identify this portable burner??

I had no luck on my end either. Thanks for trying though.

Jul 02, 2012
maxman190 in Cookware

Someone help me identify this portable burner??

Yeah, I know it's a portable butane burner, I just want that specific model because of its design. I probably should have said that in the OP.

Jul 02, 2012
maxman190 in Cookware

Someone help me identify this portable burner??

I want to know what type of burner this lady is using in her youtube video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6OYbr...
It's just so chic, shiny, awesome, and the design is just awesome. I want to get one, but I don't know what it's called, I don't care if I have to pay thousands for it, I just want it.

I'll attach the photo of the burner from the video if some people don't want to go on youtube.

Jul 02, 2012
maxman190 in Cookware