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Everything You Need to Know About Japanese Knives
The unparalleled strength and sharpness of Japanese knives allows you to make precise cuts of fish, vegetables, fruit, or sushi rolls. We outline the types of Japanese knives and the uses for each, as well as the steps to properly sharpen and care for them. Armed with the right knives, you are well on your way to delighting your guests with perfectly crafted sushi!
How To Season and Clean a Wok
After choosing the type of wok that works best for you, it's time to determine if your pan needs to be seasoned. Woks that are made of porous metals like cast iron and carbon steel must be seasoned before cooking to prevent rust. This article will provide you with detailed instructions for cleaning, seasoning, and caring for your new cookware. Shop All Woks, Wok Covers, and Wok Rings Cleaning Your Wok for the First Time When you purchase a wok, it's important to clean it before you do anything else. Manufacturers apply factory oil to new woks to protect them from humidity during shipping. This prevents rust and ensures the wok arrives in pristine condition. To prepare your wok for seasoning, you need to give it a good scrub with a sponge an
Umami Flavor Explained
When selecting snacks for your concessions stand or crafting a bar menu , you’ll want to look for food items that will sell well. Fan-favorite menu options usually include pizza, burgers, mozzarella sticks, nachos, and barbecued meats. But what is it that ties these popular foods together? That mouth-water secret ingredient is umami, and we’ll show you how to use it to take your menu items from good to great. Read on to find out what umami flavor is and where to find it. What Is Umami? Umami is the taste category associated with savory foods. Ingredients with umami are usually high in glutamates, nucleotides, and amino acids that can be naturally occurring or become present when an ingredient is cooked, fermented, or aged. Umami is the fift