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by STPepper9
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No service interruptions.
Replies: 72
Views: 1837

Re: No service interruptions.

Thank you Mark and Sue. You continue to be an inspiration to the rest of us.
by STPepper9
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Far Side (comic)
Replies: 5
Views: 317

Re: The Far Side (comic)

My favorite cartoonist next to Bill Watterson. Friend of mine used to have a calendar that looked like a giant stack of sticky notes with one of Larson's comics on it every day. Glad to see we have been having fun here while I've been away :lol: We had far side calenders for several years. Bill Wat...
by STPepper9
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Blu skillet 7inch gratin
Replies: 10
Views: 402

Re: Blu skillet 7inch gratin

Wow.
by STPepper9
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Far Side (comic)
Replies: 5
Views: 317

The Far Side (comic)

Public Service Announcement
Gray Larson recently made a website where he puts a few of his own old comics up each day.
It's been a welcome addition to my mornings as of late.

https://www.thefarside.com
by STPepper9
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: Good Sauce for Bugs
Replies: 15
Views: 5030

Re: Good Sauce for Bugs

Gotta ask, were you more of a Wally, a Beav, or an Eddie?
by STPepper9
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: King Kong vs. Arashiyama 6k
Replies: 4
Views: 165

Re: King Kong vs. Arashiyama 6k

I think a good question might be, what is the desired effect that you are hoping for in a new stone that you are not getting from the king 6000?
by STPepper9
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Gyuto 331x60, western
Replies: 22
Views: 534

Re: Gyuto 331x60, western

I wish someone would step forward. I'm trying real hard not to ask for it. I know someone needs it more than I do.
Sean, you are a class act sir.
by STPepper9
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DIY Kanji
Replies: 7
Views: 312

Re: DIY Kanji

https://www.chefknivestogo.com/coch6.html

Maybe you can find on YouTube how to write (or in this case, chisel) in Kanji.
I'd get some scrap metal and practice a few times before banging on a knife though.
by STPepper9
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coronovirus in the kitchen
Replies: 43
Views: 1412

Re: Coronovirus in the kitchen

Alinea is selling food to go.
https://www.timeout.com/chicago/news/al ... 1584570367

RPM (in Chicago) is selling their rare alcohols
by STPepper9
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to slow down sales while on vacation?
Replies: 33
Views: 1795

Re: How to slow down sales while on vacation?

What lousy timing. That really stinks that you have to put your first vacation in 5 years on hold. Maybe you can still take some time off together.
by STPepper9
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coronovirus in the kitchen
Replies: 43
Views: 1412

Re: Coronovirus in the kitchen

Where I work, we are now only salaried managers who still have jobs (with a paycut). I float between 3 restaurants and don't know what works awaits me, but for the last 2 days I've basically been a dishwasher/hotline cook (normally I'm a Pastry chef), but that is ok even if I don't love it. It's a s...
by STPepper9
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS Konosuke YS Gyuto 240
Replies: 14
Views: 1378

Re: WTS Konosuke YS Gyuto 240

Somebody needs to grab this. What a beautiful knife and although semi stainless core steel, mine has a bit of blue patina from just a few uses.
by STPepper9
Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Has anybody seasoned stainless skillets?
Replies: 10
Views: 544

Re: Has anybody seasoned stainless skillets?

For years all I had was a couple old hand me down stainless pans with copper bottoms. I would make fried eggs in them all the time. To season I would get it very hot and then put a little bit of oil and some Kosher salt, then rub that into the pan with a paper towel or two (Basically burning my fing...
by STPepper9
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone change careers into a kitchen later in life?
Replies: 38
Views: 2647

Re: Anyone change careers into a kitchen later in life?

A lot of people think that staff meal is going to be items from the restaurant's menu and so if you work in a good restaurant, the staff meal will also be good. (See the first episode of chef's table on Netflix with Chef Massimo.)... Unfortunately, I'd be surprised if that is true anywhere. As steel...
by STPepper9
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone change careers into a kitchen later in life?
Replies: 38
Views: 2647

Re: Anyone change careers into a kitchen later in life?

Somebody tell the OP about staff meal.
by STPepper9
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: kiritsuke vs Bunka
Replies: 8
Views: 467

Re: kiritsuke vs Bunka

Good point about single bevel kiritsuke, I guess I don't pay that much attention to single bevel knives in general. The most common kiritsuke that I have seen or used have been Moritaka, which is a 50/50 grind and has been pretty popular at the restaurants I work in. As an aside,.. I can't recall ha...
by STPepper9
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: kiritsuke vs Bunka
Replies: 8
Views: 467

Re: kiritsuke vs Bunka

I've always assumed Kiritsuke is generally a longer blade, maybe over 200 or 210mm.
Bunka trend to be shorter than that.
Then there's the Kengata that I have which I believe is 200mm... I generally think of it as a bunka.
by STPepper9
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Staining CKTG Sayas
Replies: 20
Views: 920

Re: Staining CKTG Sayas

Its almost harder not to stain inside the pin hole.
by STPepper9
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Knife Knowledge, Skills, Technique and Care
Topic: Smashing/crushing garlic cloves?
Replies: 20
Views: 1768

Re: Smashing/crushing garlic cloves?

When you use a san mai knife, be thoughtful about where are you put pressure, instead of using the handle to push down or slap, position the knife over the garlic and use your other hand in a fist and tap down directly above the garlic so you don’t cause lateral strain on the knife blade. If you do ...
by STPepper9
Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Staining CKTG Sayas
Replies: 20
Views: 920

Re: Staining CKTG Sayas

I have, I haven't noticed any problems. I wouldn't worry about damage to the saya as much as I would the possibility of trapping moisture inside of it and then storing a knife that is prone to rust. But that can be a concern regardless.