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    Why not get a forschner/victorinox set at cutlery...

    Why not get a forschner/victorinox set at cutlery and more they are on sale at a good price and you can use the money you save to get a king 1000/6000
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    Isn't richlite pretty hard on edges, that's the...

    Isn't richlite pretty hard on edges, that's the pressed paperboard stuff used in the epicurean boards, right? I have an epicuriean board and I only use it as a place to place pots and such!
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    Moriah Cowles's knives seem more sensible even if...

    Moriah Cowles's knives seem more sensible even if the belly is kind of large...
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    Nicely said Del!

    Nicely said Del!
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    Knife maker mentioned in NY Times

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/02/dining/artful-knives-a-guide-for-beginner-chefs-an-icy-cocktail-and-more.html?ref=dining

    somewhat unusual profiles and handle shapes I think, interesting story...
  6. Re Vinegar: authoritative article here (granted...

    Re Vinegar: authoritative article here (granted these were industry scientists)

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9713753

    survey with references here:
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  7. i wasn't joking in the slightest, I started...

    i wasn't joking in the slightest, I started vigorously cleaning melons years after a few people died where i was living from salmonella

    The most recent serious cantaloupe salmonella outbreak i...
  8. I agree with Mari about fruits and believe even...

    I agree with Mari about fruits and believe even more is true: many kinds of melons in particular absolutely *must* be cleaned vigorously with something like vinegar or soap and water. This is because...
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    I love Bitman's cookbooks

    I love Bitman's cookbooks
  10. I'm in the city on business and was thinkign of...

    I'm in the city on business and was thinkign of going but it $65 and they don't seem to have one day passes
  11. Thread: Levels of Shigs?

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    Well I have a western Kitaej that I waited a year...

    Well I have a western Kitaej that I waited a year to get from Kiya and I think the handle is nothing short of sublime, feels like a perfect extension of my hand in fact
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    I would have said Victorinox but i just bought in...

    I would have said Victorinox but i just bought in Thailand for like 9 bucks a 270mm "kom kom" stainless (=german soft steel) = high end line of Kiwi whose profile is classic french, it's grind is...
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    $800 retail into the us if you are a citizen, 3%...

    $800 retail into the us if you are a citizen, 3% duty on the first 1,000 after that
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    I'm in

    I'm in
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    I thought about getting one of those but decided...

    I thought about getting one of those but decided I'm just not that much of a carbon guy/ Still I'd love to know what someone thought of them
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    I bought an Aritsugu A-Type in Tsujiki but passed...

    I bought an Aritsugu A-Type in Tsujiki but passed on other knives there. I got a wonderful 360mm bread knife from Misono in Kappanbashi but didn't buy anythign else there.

    I also found certain...
  17. Thread: Health insurance

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    In California, a "company" can have as little as...

    In California, a "company" can have as little as two employees and qualify for group rates, the trick is both people have to be drawing a salary - so a family owned business can qualify by splitting...
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    And you can visit CCK any time you want! any...

    And you can visit CCK any time you want!

    any other spots in Hong Kong to buy great knives you want to share...
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    Where is the store exactly, I'm in Tokyo for a...

    Where is the store exactly, I'm in Tokyo for a few days and might visit it!
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    kom kom knives, the up scale version of Kiwi...

    kom kom knives, the up scale version of Kiwi brand should be incredibly cheap and are a great buy even at the US price, can't imagine what they would go for in thailand
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    That seems really an amazing price since i just...

    That seems really an amazing price since i just paid about $40 for one at CCK's shop in hong kong
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    Visit to Chan Chi Kee (CCK)

    So am in Hong Kong and the GF gave me permission to visit there. It's a small shop by US standards, a double sized shop by Hong Kong standards. Very close to an MTR (metro stop) so easy to get to...
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    I did Kappanbashi today as the GF arrives...

    I did Kappanbashi today as the GF arrives tomorrow. some stores were closed for a holiday alas.

    The plastic food is amazing but not cheap, i am still pondering if I am a plastic hamburger, fruit...
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    Maybe dave or somebody wants to start a...

    Maybe dave or somebody wants to start a kickstarter project to fund production of a "chef's knife block" = lots of big slots and screw the steak knife slots ;- ) I'd be the first to fund it!

    I...
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    Amusingly enough I wrote Stu to ask if he would...

    Amusingly enough I wrote Stu to ask if he would ship some Sigma stones to my hotel as that way I could get around the insane postage since they are so heavy by packing them in my suitcase. I haven't...
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