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The best chef’s knives for 2020: Mac, Wusthof and more

After college, I invested in a chef’s knife and I’ve used it almost every day since then. At this point, it feels like an extension of my own arm when I’m preparing food. And that’s how a good chef’s knife should feel: irreplaceable, even as kitchens and appliances change. 

But a chef’s knife is an investment. And $150 can feel like a lot for a good knife — let alone for one you might end up disliking. So before swiping “buy” on Amazon or tossing the cheapest knife in the cart on your next outing, it’s important to think about

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The End of Chefs: Moving Beyond Toxic Kitchen Culture

White male chefs who already fit neatly into the stereotype of the auteur are overrepresented, praised for a highly specific approach to fine dining, then rewarded with more investment and opportunities to replicate that same approach.

So many alternative kinds of food businesses are never considered for awards or investments. They don’t fit into the chef-auteur framework, and in some cases have no desire to do so — community farms with food stalls, roving trucks, collaborative projects, temporary projects, or family restaurants where three different cooks take turns in the kitchen, depending on their child care schedules.

But for so

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Best smokers to shop in 2020, according to experts and chefs

What makes a smoker different?

Gas grills simply don’t bring out the robust flavors compared to smoking or charcoal grills, Chavez notes. “The smoking aspect really brings a different flavor profile, especially because you can choose what type of wood that you want to smoke,” he says. “Oakwood, cherry wood and mesquite wood achieve three different flavors, flavors that you won’t find when using a charcoal grill.” But being able to cook low and slow over a flavored heat source isn’t the only difference between a gas grill, charcoal grill and smoker, according Jim Mumford of Jim Cooks Food Good

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Best knife sharpeners for 2020: AnySharp, Chef’s Choice and more

When it comes to handy kitchen tools, nothing tops a sharp chef’s knife. Whether you’re dicing, chopping, mincing or chiffonading, knife work is essential to most home-cooked meals. Yet too many of us put up with dull knives. And a dull chef’s knife — as you’ll be well aware if you’ve ever cut your finger when the blade slides off a tomato — can be more dangerous than a knife with a razor-sharp edge. As such, knife sharpening should be a key part of any serious home chef’s routine.

Strangely enough, knife sharpeners are far less common in the

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The best chef’s knives of 2020: Mercer, Wusthof and more

A good chef’s knife is an investment, but there’s a reason that chefs tote their knives around with them. The best chef’s knife is one that feels irreplaceable, even as kitchens and appliances may vary. After college, I invested in a chef’s knife, and I have used it almost every day since then; at this point, it feels like an extension of my own arm when I’m preparing food.

But a chef’s knife is an investment. And $150 can feel like a lot for a good knife — let alone for one you might end up disliking. So before swiping

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