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Masaharu Morimoto Chef/Owner of Morimoto Restaurants
Masaharu Morimoto Chef/Owner of Morimoto Restaurants

After suffering a shoulder injury which would end a promising career as a baseball catcher in Japan, Masaharu Morimoto began studying the art of sushi in his hometown of Hiroshima. Morimoto proved to be a natural, and would quickly grasp the techniques of sushi making, and at the early age of 24, would open his first restaurant. Five years later, he would move to the United States to expand his culinary repertoire and explore the possibilities for a cuisine and style of food that would combine the best of both Japanese and American culture. In 1994, Morimoto was recruited to join the original Nobu restaurant and was soon promoted to […]

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What is Honing Steel
What is Honing Steel

Before we discuss what a honing steel is, please know that we’re discussing about it as this kind of steel is often added to a set of professional knives to ease in realignment of knife rims and edges. Honing steel, sometimes referred to as sharpening steel, butcher’s steel, and chef’s steel, is a device used to realign the rim of a knife’s blade. While both achieve the same goal, honing steel is frequently mistaken for being a sharpening blade, which implies an instrument that removes debris from a knife’s blade in order to make it sharper. This tool is just a metal rod that you stroke your kitchen knives with […]

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Touch Them Before You Buy Them!
Touch Them Before You Buy Them!

If you’re a Japanese food lover and a Japanese food chef wanna-be, you can’t miss the importance of Japanese knives when it comes to essential food preparation processes. When you are new to cooking or a professionally trained person in offering well-prepared food items, you cannot deny the important role played by the Chef’s knife set in your cooking process. These are some of the most valuable tools you will be using in the kitchen. When you have the right set of knives you will realize that you are able to complete most of the cooking chores with ease and speed without compromise on the quality of the final result. […]

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7 Effective Ways to Store Kitchen Knives
7 Effective Ways to Store Kitchen Knives

A proper cook always has a set of dependable knives in their kitchen. While knives are essential, they are also dangerous, and every knife owner should know how to properly store them to prevent injuries and accidents. Owning knives can make one feel uneasy, especially if you have children. For this reason, it’s important to always keep them safely stored when not in use. Whether you want to have your knives out in the open for aesthetic purposes, or tucked away inside a drawer, either way is fine as long as it’s done right. Practicing proper storage is also important for keeping your knives in good condition. In today’s article, […]

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Sushi is a gourmet that has long been loved by many people worldwide.
Sushi is a gourmet that has long been loved by many people worldwide.

It is a dish that can be enjoyed as appetizers at house parties along with champaign or as the main entree at many popular sushi restaurants all over the world. In Japan, sushi is to Japanese people what dim sum is to the Chinese. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of different types of sushi worldwide. No two restaurants will serve the same types of sushi (unless it is a restaurant chain with one menu). What makes a sushi restaurant unique and different from all others is its sushi chefs’ ability to create original and tasty types of sushi. The different types of sushi offered by a restaurant is limited […]

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Save Time, Save Money With A Sharpening Steel Knife
Save Time, Save Money With A Sharpening Steel Knife

Essential in the kitchen, kitchen knives frequent every home’s drawers, counters and sinks. Kitchen knives perform any number of tasks, including every possible food preparation chore. However, after multiple uses, kitchen knives become useless unless they are sharpened. A dull knife can no longer cut through bread or slice meat thinly and evenly, and that is why every homeowner and chef must sharpen kitchen knives. There are many methods for sharpening knives, but one of the most popular is using a sharpening steel rod. The choice of knife sharpening methods depends primarily on the type of knife being sharpened; different blades and different kitchen knives brands have different requirements. But […]

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History of japanese Knives
History of Masahiro Knives
History of Masahiro Knives

As Japanese knives play important roles in determining the tastes of authentic Japanese dishes through perfect slices and accurate chops they make, Japanese food culinary experts and head chefs are always in the search for just the best knife models to work with. Masahiro is one of the most prestigious knife brands in Japan. The company was founded 70 years ago and is located in Seki City, where it manufactures up to 200,000 knives per year. Masahiro is vertically integrated and handles all manufacturing, including blade-edging, hardening, and handle production. The knives are all handmade, come in a wide variety of options for household or industrial use, and are famously […]

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