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    Oh, I know, already got the Tojiro bread knife...

    Oh, I know, already got the Tojiro bread knife too, and will likely pick up at least one or two other new things depending on the job I end up with and what I'm doing day to day.
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    Just wanted to say thanks to everyone for the...

    Just wanted to say thanks to everyone for the advice. I ended up picking up the 270mm Geshin Ginga in white #2. Also due to the generosity of some friends, an unexpected graduation present, I was...
  3. Thread: salt

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    This is where I usually buy from: ...

    This is where I usually buy from:

    http://www.saltworks.us/sea-salt.asp

    You get a pretty good deal on 5 pound bags, Baleine $12.75, sel gris $21.20, and Fleur de sel $80.20 shipping is free.
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  4. Thread: resumes

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    Never hired in the culinary industry but did a...

    Never hired in the culinary industry but did a lot in my previous life. Any resume longer than one page would generally get tossed without a 2nd look. I put one add up for delivery drivers and in 2...
  5. Thread: School Advice

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    I agree with the "you get out of it what you put...

    I agree with the "you get out of it what you put into it" comment. I'm just graduating from a much smaller school, nothing like the CIA environment. There were plenty of people who went to classes...
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    I wear these Timberlands with a pair off...

    I wear these Timberlands with a pair off Orthoheel insoles. I tried the Birki clogs that everyone seems to love and couldn't walk after about a week in them. These have tons of support, and the...
  7. Thread: 4th Ideas?

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    This is my absolute favorite BBQ side. A big pile...

    This is my absolute favorite BBQ side. A big pile of fatty brisket or pork shoulder, and that fresh light salad is my idea of heaven.

    If you've never had them try some ABT's. Halved jalapenos...
  8. After reading a bit here (and looking at the...

    After reading a bit here (and looking at the pictures in the patina thread) I think I've pretty much changed my mind and will be getting the White #2 version of the Gesshin Ginga instead of the...
  9. My school has some sort of contract with Mercer....

    My school has some sort of contract with Mercer. They sell knife kits through the bookstore and some guy comes in once or twice a year to tell us how great their knives are and show people how to...
  10. Ziploc + Cooler is the cheapest way if you just...

    Ziploc + Cooler is the cheapest way if you just want to do steaks and other quick cooking stuff.
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    Best mix I ever did was 50% Chuck, 25% Sirloin,...

    Best mix I ever did was 50% Chuck, 25% Sirloin, 25% Oxtail. Cleaning the meat off the oxtails was a pain in the butt though. I usually just use short rib now. You won't get bad results using 100%...
  12. Thread: Footwear Poll

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    I got a pair of Birki clogs and couldn't walk...

    I got a pair of Birki clogs and couldn't walk after a couple of weeks. I'm guessing after reading through this thread and all of the people that love them that it's just me and my crappy weak ankles...
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    If you want to give roasting a try without the...

    If you want to give roasting a try without the $300 investment of a Behmor pick up a whirly pop. At www.sweetmarias.com you can get the whirly pop and 8 lbs of green coffee for about $50. They also...
  14. Thread: De Buyer Pans

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    I haven't used them, but saw that Lodge released...

    I haven't used them, but saw that Lodge released a line of pre-seasoned carbon steel pans not too long ago that are made in the USA.
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    Thanks guys, I love the idea of a DT, but some of...

    Thanks guys, I love the idea of a DT, but some of you are right, I'd probably be too protective of it to really want to use it at work/school and if someone else damaged it I'd probably do something...
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    For cold brew I look for any cheapo dark roast....

    For cold brew I look for any cheapo dark roast. You lose a lot of the flavors when cold especially with milk & sugar. My usual is something from World Market in the big 2 lb bags. I dump the grounds...
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    Decision time: which 270 guyto?

    I'm a culinary student getting ready to graduate looking to upgrade my knife kit. I've gone through school with MAC and Victorinox, but knew from the second I walked into Epicurean Edge a couple...
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    Nice, a coffee thread! Been roasting my own for...

    Nice, a coffee thread! Been roasting my own for about a year now off and on in a Whirley Pop. I mostly use an aeropress, but occasionally a french press if I have company, and I have an inexpensive...
  19. Thread: Hey everyone!

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    Thanks guys, seems like a great group here, and...

    Thanks guys, seems like a great group here, and I've learned a lot just in the last week.

    I've convinced people I'm in school with to buy knives at EE just so I could go in with them and get a...
  20. Thread: Hey everyone!

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    Hey everyone!

    Been lurking for a week or so and think I'm about ready to start some posting and thought I'd introduce myself. I'm currently a culinary student, starting a 2nd career, graduating soon, and getting...
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    I would agree with the post above, that knives at...

    I would agree with the post above, that knives at schools can walk away if you aren't keeping an eye on them 100% of the time especially something flashy.

    I made it through school with MAC and...
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