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  1. Thread: Vacuum-packed meat

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    I have found when I sous vide brining to the same...

    I have found when I sous vide brining to the same level as I would in normal cooking makes everything way too salty. I made some halibut last week where I did the usual brining to minimize albumin...
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    Strop on balsa coated with some diamond spray,...

    Strop on balsa coated with some diamond spray, diamond leaves toothy, chromium for razor only :- ) I buy it from http://www.advancedabrasives.com, insanely good prices
  3. Thread: Cattaraugus Knives

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    So Dave, maybe the best way to sharpen these is...

    So Dave, maybe the best way to sharpen these is sandpaper on a mousepad??
  4. Tramontina Pro = similar profile and steel to...

    Tramontina Pro = similar profile and steel to victorinox and a fraction of the price
  5. Thread: Cattaraugus Knives

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    Cattaraugus Knives

    So at Son's suggestion I picked one up on the bay to start increasing my ODC collection.

    Fascinating knife. Sort of a 8" chef/suji blend. All the chef's knives I saw on the bay are like this so I...
  6. Assuming it is a 240, certainly between 5 and 10k...

    Assuming it is a 240, certainly between 5 and 10k - and I bet closer to 10
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    I often give away cheap restaurant knives like...

    I often give away cheap restaurant knives like the tramontina pro's that Costco is almost giving away right now (A 10+ 8 inch chef for like $14 anyone??) to my friends who are just getting into...
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    I have never seen a 53 slot henckels block can...

    I have never seen a 53 slot henckels block can you tell me where you saw it? Via google i found a 23 slot henckels block but the sur la table 35 slot one is substantially bigger & that's the one I...
  9. Another way to sharpen the edge that seems effective

    So I was playing around with the hand held dmt diafold sharpeners (course/fine and extra fine/extra extra fine) I use occasionally for sharpening some tools and I decided to try another way of...
  10. I don't know if baking soda will work but I...

    I don't know if baking soda will work but I gotta say for cleaning range tops a baking soda paste left on overnight sprayed with a little vinegar is truly amazing stuff, mbaked off crap lift like...
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    Interesting: they used the last page of their...

    Interesting: they used the last page of their most recent catalog to feature it, hadn't looked at the catalog when it came but pulled it out after this thread came live ...
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    Hemp oil, I kid you not is the way to go. It's...

    Hemp oil, I kid you not is the way to go. It's way cheaper than flaxseed oil and also is a "drying" oil when heated above its smoke point. From Wikipedia "Wood finish[edit]
    Hemp oil is a "drying...
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    I found that one can get some amazing prices on...

    I found that one can get some amazing prices on certain "workhorse" knives and stones on amazon japan if one is in Japan and can get them shipped to a Japanese address. For example, workhorse Tojiro...
  14. Thread: Katsuhiro Hocho

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    Katsuhiro Hocho

    While doing some research here on the Hattori KD, I came across a mention of these knives which seem to be only available in Europe. Does anyone know anything more about them?? They seem awfully...
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    Curious if this price is reasonable or is jacked...

    Curious if this price is reasonable or is jacked up. That is if one were available in Japan would it be about 220,000 yen??
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    Thanks Son your are awesome....

    Thanks Son your are awesome....
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    Carbons to look for on the bay

    Having met Son and his amazing collection of old dirty carbon, I want to expand beyond the forgies I have and like to other old carbon brands (I guess they will mostly be made out of 1095??)
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  18. This is the one that's 150+ years old, right...

    This is the one that's 150+ years old, right...
  19. Thread: NYC June 21 or 22

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    It was awesome indeed, Son was a great host and...

    It was awesome indeed, Son was a great host and the new (only 3 weeks on the job she said), very sweet waitress handled a bunch of knife nuts with great aplomb.Food was awesome, ribs to die for. ...
  20. Impressive demo, How high a grit stone did you go...

    Impressive demo, How high a grit stone did you go to for that cheap stainless, 1000, 2000?? Roughly what angle did you use, did you do a microbevel.
  21. This hi tech lo sodium salt isn't bad ...

    This hi tech lo sodium salt isn't bad https://nuteksalt.com/our-salt. I've tried it and it really is very close to regular salt in taste in adding to stuff, haven't cooked with it though just...
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    well it isn't very accurate but it's awfully...

    well it isn't very accurate but it's awfully cute:http://www.thermoworks.com/products/low_cost/rt345.html#Specifications
  23. Thread: NYC June 21 or 22

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    Son, I think we are six, should i call the...

    Son, I think we are six, should i call the restaurant and make the reservation?

    ( looking forward to meeting you in person, still owe you one for that tip about scoring a ticket for the food show...
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    Kramer Essential Line

    Restarting the thread since I din't know what else to do :- )

    I went to a sur la table to pick up a Kramer carbon they were holding for me and started experimenting with the new Kramer evolution,...
  25. Thread: Kramer Evolution

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    close this thread down in favor of correct name of Kramer

    Oops meant Kramer essentials, has the same steel as the evolution I think. will repost this thread with correct header
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