Ceramic Knife Hone - © J.A. Henkels

Good knife skills are at the heart of every culinary endeavour. And at the heart of good knife practice is… a good blade! You can never become a great cook if you use cheap knives that don’t hold their edge or flex too easily when you’re trying to make precise, straight cuts…

Instant Pot Duo 60 - Key - Instant Pot

When I was just a little kid, my mother had one of those big, heavy – heck, armour-plated – pressure cookers. She was always afraid it was going to ‘blow’ if the release valve failed. The valve never did fail, but I was imbued with a fear of pressure cookers that has remained with me all my life. Until now…

Romaine Lettuce - © menuitaliano.com

We’re in the midst of another recall scare over tainted Romaine Lettuce, and it looks like the worst one yet. But the are some things to keep in mind – things that haven’t received a lot of media attention – that might make navigating the ‘crisis’ easier…