Jonathan Scolnick is an educator and writer living in Buenos Aires. Born in Philadelphia, he has called Champaign, Brooklyn, and Medellin home. Jonathan likes learning about culture through conversations over the dinner table. He can always be tempted by generous portions of delicious food at economical prices served at authentic spots with little fanfare. When cooking at home, he is liberal with the garlic and spice. Though he is still learning how to prepare the ideal stir-fry. In short: fresh fruit over candy. Red wine over white. Coffee taken black.
How To Cut A Mango
The mango seed is a flat oblong pit in the center of the fruit. The task is to use your paring or chef knife to cut along the sides of the pit, cutting the mango cheeks from the seed.
Best Kiritsuke Knives
Japanese knives are known for being ruthlessly sharp and exquisitely well-made. The Kiritsuke knife is no exception. Whether you are a professional chef, someone learning to make Japanese cuisine at home, or an aspiring chef looking for a uniquely styled chef’s knife, the time has come to learn a...
How To Cut Dragon Fruit
Dragon fruit, also known as pitaya, or strawberry pear, is an aesthetically spectacular, tropical fruit with numerous health benefits and a delicious taste. It comes from the dragon fruit tree, which is part of the cactus family. Now that I know what it is, how do I cut it? Find out...
7 Ruthlessly Sharp Knives For Butchers
The thick, steel blade of a butcher knife allows you to cut through your meat without chipping or breaking the blade. Some of these steel blades have a small curve to them, offering you the flexibility of a boning or filleting knife. This added maneuverability allows you to get...
How To Season A Cast Iron Pan
Use a paper towel to rub your cast iron frying pan with a thin layer of seasoning oil. Make sure to rub it inside and outside the cooking surface, and on the handle. Use an oil with a high smoke point, like vegetable oil, flax oil, canola oil or...
How To Season A Stainless Steel Pan
You have finally decided to put aside your cast iron skillet and move on to a stainless steel pan. You know that stainless steel, not carbon steel, cookware meets your personal style and culinary needs. Now, you will want to know how to properly season and care for your...
5 Knives Every BBQ Chef Should Own
If you pride yourself on your BBQ, or smoked meats, you already know that using the proper knives makes a huge difference in the ease and enjoyment of your experience. So, to be clear, all pitmasters and BBQ lovers ought to own the following five knives...
How To Choose A Cutting Board
A high quality cutting board will be more durable, and maintain a knife’s razor sharp edge. Because it is easy to maintain, you will not have to worry about errand juice or bacteria build-up in cracks along the cutting surface.
Professional kitchens are hidden spaces filled with passion, rage, pain, euphoria, and innovation that few people ever see. There's a fire that burns within chefs, pitmasters, and line cooks as they try to keep pace with relentless demand, always pushing themselves and each other for greatness.