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Reviews & Advice on Culinary Products, Cookbooks and More

In the market for a new chef's knife? Trying to sort through all the latest cookbooks to hit the shelves? Wondering if any of those store-bought chicken or beef stocks are any good? Then you've come to the right place. I'll give you my two cents on what to buy — and where to buy it!

Safest Choice Pasteurized Eggs
Safest Choice pasteurized eggs provide peace of mind when it comes to food safety. Read more to find out how Safest Choice pasteurized eggs actually taste.

Chef's Choice Gourmet "VariTilt" Electric Food Slicer
The Chef's Choice Gourmet VariTilt Electric Food Slicer (Model 632) is a decent slicer. But if you want meats sliced "deli-thin," be prepared to use some elbow grease.

Best Six-Inch Chef's Knives
Good chef's knives don't have to be long. Sometimes a shorter knife is better, especially for beginning cooks. A shorter blade gives you more control over the knife, which makes your job in the kitchen easier. And for most basic tasks — like slicing vegetables or chopping fresh herbs — six inches is plenty. Here's a list of the best 6-inch...

Cookbook Gift Guide
Whether they're destined for the coffee table or the kitchen counter, there's no such thing as too many cookbooks. Here are ten cookbooks that would make perfect gifts for the foodie in your life even if that happens to be you.

Davidson's Safest Choice - Supplier of Pasteurized Eggs
Davidson's Safest Choice sells pasteurized eggs in markets nationwide, and you can even buy them online. Learn more about this pasteurized eggs supplier.

Food Grinder Attachment for KitchenAid Stand Mixer
The KitchenAid Food Grinder Attachment will make your KitchenAid stand mixer even more versatile than it already is.

San Jamar Saf-T-Grip™ Cutting Boards
The Saf-T-Grip line of cutting boards from San Jamar is designed with safety and sanitation in mind, and offers some surprisingly intelligent features.

Chef's Knife (8-in.) Grand Prix II by Wusthof
Recommending a knife for someone else can be tricky -- everyone's hands are different and what feels great in my hand might not work for you. Having said that, this 8-inch Grand Prix II Chef's Knife by Wusthof is one very nice knife, indeed.

Sauté Pan with Loop Handle (6-qt.) Stainless by All-Clad
The All-Clad 6-Quart Sauté Pan, from their "Stainless" collection, is as close to the perfect pan as I've ever encountered. It's not exactly cheap, but you'll never have to buy another sauté pan as long as you live.

KitchenAid Stand Mixer
The beautiful thing about these KitchenAid stand mixers is that with all the different attachments available, you can do everything from rolling out pasta dough, grinding your own meat -- you can even make fresh sausages. It's really a marvelous tool.

Stainless Steel Stockpot with Lid and Spigot
If you're serious about stock making, particularly if you want to make a proper consommé, you'll want to set a little bit aside in your budget for this 11½-quart stainless steel stockpot.

Instant-Read Thermometer
So named because it gives a temperature reading very quickly, an instant-read thermometer is a must for any practitioner of the culinary arts.

Vitamix 5200 Blender Review
Check out this review of the Vitamix 5200 Blender. Is it worth the money? Is it the best blender ever?

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