Town Cutler Chicago Or Are You Ready For The Best Knife Of Your Live

Town Cutler Chicago, I love that store, a candy store for chefs and people that appreciate fine knives
Founded in San Francisco in 2011, by former chef Galen Garretson, Town Cutler in Chicago is a destination for high-quality knives and a hub for professionals and home cooks to share in their passion for cutlery and cooking.

Town Cutler Chicago

One thing for sure, Town Cutler Chicago know their stuff and the service and their knifes are outstanding. If you have a dude behind the counter that is a chef and knows about knifes, restaurants and good food you know you are in good hands.

Town Cutler Chicago

Town cutler knife rolls are pretty cool too and again made of high quality leather or canvas.
Wall street Journal wrote about Town Cutlery Chicago in their Off Duty Holiday guide:
“From the type of steel and bevel of the blade to the variety of foraged petrified wood used to make the handle, each of Mr. Garretson’s knives is unique, just like the hand that will wield it”

I totally agree, their knifes are of extremely high quality, pick one up and you can feel the quality, workmanship and the degree of skill with which the knife was made with. Perfect weight and feel, awesome looks and razor sharp.

Town Cutlery Chicago knife blades are made of carbon steel, so they require a bit of care — the knife will most definitely rust—but if you’re willing to show it some love and care you will end up with one of your best knifes ever.
Carbon knifes are my favorite knifes however there are some basic rules on how to handle carbon knifes. I have one advice, wipe and wipe again, after every use, especially if you deal with acidic food like tomatoes, lemons etc
After you’re done using your knife, wash it immediately in warm, soapy water and never ever put your knife in the dishwasher.

There are many gadgets for chefs out there, from a little fancy garlic press, to avocado knifes, all stuff that you do not need.
I know one thing for sure a sharp knife and a solid cutting board you need in every kitchen and I know you agree, a razor sharp knife that feels great in your hands makes your live so much easier.

I have owned and handled many chefs knifes in my life, a Town Cutler knife feels great and secure in my hand and is truly a exceptional tool for any chef or inspiring chef . Super sharp and a dream to handle.
So if you want to see and handle some sexy steel visit Town Cutler Chicago, defiantly one of the places I love.

Japanese Mandoline

img_3858-e1362585936237This classic mandoline found in restaurant kitchens all over the world is razor sharp and not for novices. One of the tools that are an absolute necessity in your Kitchen. I have and used one for the last 10 years and the blade is as sharp as ever. The instructions come in Japanese however I dont think you need them anyway, the slicer is very  simple to use. Big stainless steel Mandolines have their place to in kitchnes too however for home use they can be clunky and often useless. The Japanese Mondolines are slim, sturdy, extremely efficient and easy to clean too. They are small in size so they are  great to store away in a drawer, however remeber the blade is RAZOR sharp. My recommendation is to get a cut glove for slicing

Some chefs are saying it is the best and most dangerous Mandoline ever and for the price  you cant beat it.  On a scale from 1 to 10 I give it a 10. In rergards to Saftey user be warned, they are extremly sharp and are responisbe for many lost finger tips

You can purchase one at Amazon for around $ 20.00


The Hamery – Murfreesboro – Tennessee

It was over 40 years ago when Col. Tom Givan and Dr. Sam Woods realized the need for good, old-fashioned cured country hams in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The two were reminiscing about coming home, getting into Mama Vic’s cabinet, and eating biscuits stuffed with Old Doc’s country ham. Col. Givan and Dr. Woods longed for someone in Murfreesboro to cure hams the way they did in the old days.


GW won the blue ribbon at the Tennessee State Ham show at MTSU in 1969, 1970 and 1971. Since Bob Woods has operated the hamery, it’s won the Grand Champion Ham at the Tennessee State Fair eight times between 1989 and 2006.

Curing ham hasn’t changed much at G & W Hamery, and Old Doc’s 68 year old sugar curing recipe is still hanging on their wall and their hams are carefully cured and smoked over apple a hickory wood. If there’s anyone in Murfreesboro to trust when it comes to ham, it’s the Ham Man Bob Woods. FYI G&W remains the only source in Rutherford County for a traditional country ham.


The hams are champion quality because they are cured the traditional way taking a whole year to be ready


I have a wonderful slices of salty aged Country ham from the Hamery in Murfreesboro in Tennessee in my refrigerator and the plan is to cook the next weeks a Southern breakfast:  Hamery Fried Country Ham, Redeye Gravy, Spoon Bread and fried Eggs. How much more Southern can it get ?
The Hamery is open year-round Wednesday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 411 W. Lytle St., Murfreesboro, TN 37130. For more information, call (615) 893-9712 or visit