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by ronnie_suburban
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EDC suggestions
Replies: 55
Views: 3567

Re: EDC suggestions

I want to buy a nice EDC for my wife for Christmas. Any recommendations? She is well into knives so a good one is in order. This would be for practical uses and not defense ;-) Thanks guys! Ray, What's your price range? Any preferences for steel, blade length, weight, opening mechanism, scale mater...
by ronnie_suburban
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Black Friday/Cyber Monday Wish Lists
Replies: 147
Views: 4852

Re: Black Friday/Cyber Monday Wish Lists

I think today was the all-time record for orders. We had 3 shipping stations going all day. It was fun! :) Very nice. Love to see an exceptional, well-run company like yours reaching new territory. As we all know, in business, you can do everything right and still not have success. I hope you conti...
by ronnie_suburban
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Would you do this with your Shibata R2?
Replies: 72
Views: 1540

Re: Would you do this with your Shibata R2?

She claims to be a chef but has no clue what to do with salmon scrap. Thank you. This was very telling and bothered me immensely, too. Seeing that wastefulness was shameful and that she chose to broadcast it, apparently intending it to come off as cool, shows just how much she still has to learn. I...
by ronnie_suburban
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Would you do this with your Shibata R2?
Replies: 72
Views: 1540

Re: Would you do this with your Shibata R2?

She may have 2.5 years experience as a sushi chef, but she's clearly still a rookie.
by ronnie_suburban
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Site Issues?
Replies: 26
Views: 504

Re: Site Issues?

I've been having issues for weeks on two of my computers. When I go to the Forum or refresh, I get a error page...sometimes it persists for several minutes, other times reloading/refreshing a few times and it works. I will get a screen shot when it happens again....usually several times a day. Thin...
by ronnie_suburban
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: Pork rib stock
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: Pork rib stock

I collect and save gelatinous stock from my braises whenever I can resist consuming them entirely with their origin dishes. I mostly use them as a sort of demi-glace, adding them to sauteed vegetables (especially mushrooms), tofu, post-saute pan sauces, rice, quinoa and pots of dried beans.
by ronnie_suburban
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: End-Grain vs. Hi-Soft vs. Sani-Tuff vs. “Synthetic Rubber”
Replies: 49
Views: 9704

Re: End-Grain vs. Hi-Soft vs. Sani-Tuff vs. “Synthetic Rubber”

MTC Kitchen is running a 30% off special on Hasegawa boards on Monday 11/11. Online only. Code NOVOFFER30 must be entered at checkout.

Hasegawa special at MTC
by ronnie_suburban
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: Favorite Cookbooks and/or Kitchen Related Literature
Replies: 59
Views: 18956

Re: Favorite Cookbooks and/or Kitchen Related Literature

I have a couple of his books and I have cooked a few of his recipes. They have all worked out brilliantly. If you like Middle Eastern cuisine, I would recommend his books. Agreed. Reliable, delicious, easy-to-follow, well-written recipes. If you like that type of cuisine, do yourself a favor and ho...
by ronnie_suburban
Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: Favorite Cookbooks and/or Kitchen Related Literature
Replies: 59
Views: 18956

Re: Favorite Cookbooks and/or Kitchen Related Literature

Does anyone use Ottolenghi books? I saw the new (I think?) "Simple" in the bookstore and thought this might be good for my less ambitious brother. Just wondering what others think about this author, or if there is any other opinions? Cheers. I have a couple of his books and I have cooked a few of h...
by ronnie_suburban
Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Live Chat
Replies: 17
Views: 1107

Re: Live Chat

Whenever I’m stressed out, my happy place is Maui or Kauai. One of these days Ray I’m going to show up at your door. :) A couple days of live chat will likely catalyze this. :lol: Joking aside, Live Chat would add yet another great element to what is already the best, most personalized customer ser...
by ronnie_suburban
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Kitchenware Deals
Topic: Thermapen Classic $59
Replies: 13
Views: 4877

Re: Thermapen Classic $59

$59 again right now, private sale. https://www.thermoworks.com/Classic-Thermapen?browse_eid=103d0ec9-0ac1-4484-82c0-caa93f8bdb99&utm_source=bronto&utm_medium=email&utm_term=classic-CTA&utm_content=2019-10-19&utm_campaign=Oct2019-porchetta-content-IR-open-box-reminder-cs&_bta_tid=2895659591547639503...
by ronnie_suburban
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [Video] Knife breaks during YouTube cook show
Replies: 15
Views: 1686

Re: [Video] Knife breaks during YouTube cook show

Kalaeb wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:28 pm
For the life of me, I could not get past the first 30 seconds....you guys watched it the whole way through?
LOL, no. In fact, you made it farther than me.
by ronnie_suburban
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [Video] Knife breaks during YouTube cook show
Replies: 15
Views: 1686

Re: [Video] ¿Kurosaki? knife breaks during cooking show?

Hey! I was wondering if any of the experts here can recognize this knife? It looks like a Kurosaki Hammered R2 Knife, but I might be wrong. From what I've heard and read everywhere Yu Kurosaki makes one of the finest knifes with great fit and finish, so this is strange. https://youtu.be/Ccr8J-Vp_PU...
by ronnie_suburban
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite steak and how you cook it?
Replies: 65
Views: 4990

Re: Favorite steak and how you cook it?

You need something like the Chef Alarm from Thermoworks. Really simple to use. No other way too cook a large piece of meat IMHO, including turkey, prime rib, pork shoulder... I'd be lost without a thermometer probe. https://www.thermoworks.com/ChefAlarm That looks great! How long do one of these th...
by ronnie_suburban
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite steak and how you cook it?
Replies: 65
Views: 4990

Re: Favorite steak and how you cook it?

I generally go back and forth between ribeye and strip, depending on what looks best at my butcher's but I also like hanger, skirt and flatiron, too and will pick them up when they're available. Prep is kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper and maybe some of my rub, depending on my mood. As for c...
by ronnie_suburban
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hunting knife needed
Replies: 87
Views: 6957

Re: Hunting knife needed

Seeing this thread reminded me of you guys and all the love for Buck knives. I saw a line of Buck knives with S30V blades at cabelas just recently behind the glass in the knife and optic area. Meant to post this sooner here, didnt know that was even an option over 420, 440, or the 10xx variants. Wa...
by ronnie_suburban
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: What did you cook today?
Replies: 413
Views: 39016

Re: What did you cook today?

This pig roast was last weekend for a friend's wedding. They raised the pig themselves all season. They planned to but then didn't have the heart to butcher it themselves but still helped out. I got in on cutting it up once it was cooked for 14 hours. Tons of fun but I know I did a poor job, but th...
by ronnie_suburban
Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Steel Comparison: HD vs. HD2 - Konosuke
Replies: 8
Views: 1606

Steel Comparison: HD vs. HD2 - Konosuke

Forgive me if this has been covered. I searched but was not able to find a directly applicable discussion. I'm curious how these two steels compare and more specifically if HD2 steel is considered an empirical improvement over its predecessor. Or are there attributes of HD steel that are still consi...
by ronnie_suburban
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: America’s Test Kitchen
Replies: 24
Views: 1383

Re: America’s Test Kitchen

Other than it being television that's focused on a subject matter in which I'm interested, I'm not a fan of ATK, though I think it has improved slightly since Kimball's departure. Many of their recipes are dubious and some of the product evaluations are just flat-out wacky. A segment I watched rece...
by ronnie_suburban
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: America’s Test Kitchen
Replies: 24
Views: 1383

Re: America’s Test Kitchen

Other than it being television that's focused on a subject matter in which I'm interested, I'm not a fan of ATK, though I think it has improved slightly since Kimball's departure. Many of their recipes are dubious and some of the product evaluations are just flat-out wacky. A segment I watched recen...