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Tuo Cutlery + Valentine’s Day Steak

Meat maniacs! I recently got my hands on some sexy knives from Tuo Cutlery. Check out this quick video to see which blades got:

My first use of these was with a thick bone in rib eye from Babylon Village Meat Market. Since it was close to Valentine’s day, I figured I would make a heart-shaped steak presentation. But instead of just butterflying a boneless rib eye and making a heart, like everyone does, I wanted to play around with something on the bone and make it a pretty pink roast rather than an ugly brown monstrosity.

Here’s what I did:

The knives made it easy to accomplish this goal. After opening the thick vac seal plastic with my kitchen shears, I used the sharp and versatile paring knife to score or “scruff” the steak, making use of an Adam Perry Lang technique for obtaining more surface area for a better Maillard reaction crust on the seared sides. After searing and roasting to completion, I split the rib eye down the center along the bone, using the long carving knife to make two halves. That thing is meant for massive roasts and raw butchery work, so it was a little bit overkill. Fun though. Lucky for me, the bone favored one side of the cut, so I was able to leave it attached to one half of the heart. Opening this up to reveal the medium rare center created the pink heart shape that I wanted. But since I was sharing this with my wife, I used the nimble boning knife to slice one side up.

Anyway that’s it! The knives were great, as was the meal!

A Knife Deal For My Readers!

MEAT MANIACS!

I have a nice deal for you.

You may recall me posting my love for Zelite Infinity knives on here in the past.

And I’m sure you’ve seen them on my Instagram feed as well.

Well, now I’ve got a nice exclusive deal for all my readers. They’re taking 15% off regularly priced items on www.zelite.com!

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I really love these knives, and I hope you do too.

Cangshan Cutlery

I really like this new carving knife set that Cangshan Cutlery sent me to test out. Here’s a quick unboxing video:

I used it today to slice up a small porterhouse. The set was clearly overpowered for this job, so next week I’ll cut up something bigger.

I really love the knife set. As I mentioned in the video, it’s sharp and ready to rock, right out of the box. It sports a sleek, beautiful design, and it’s well made. It feels natural in your hands with the correct weight balance as well. Can’t wait to use it again.

CLICK HERE for 15% off your order!

Zelite Infinity Knives

Incase you haven’t noticed, I have been going nuts over these awesome knives that I found on Instagram. They’re pretty gorgeous in the photos on their website, so I was psyched to try them out in person. I guess the best way to demonstrate is to show the unboxing videos and then me using them. I have four so far, so here we go…

6in Gokujo Boning Knife:

Here I am using it to pull some meat off the bone:

9in Kitisuke Chef Knife:

Here I am slicing a bunch of steaks with it:

Bird’s Beak Paring Knife:

Here I am using it to peel some lemon rinds and apple skin:

8in Executive Plus Chef Knife:

Here I am slicing up some strip steaks with it:

I can’t wait to get my hands on some more of these knives. They’re fantastic. Three of these are folded steel, double edged and really high end stuff. I love them.

Finally got to play with a cleaver and some steak knives:

Chops through oxtail like butter!

Misen Knives

Misen sent me this really beautiful three blade set to try out here at the food lab.

Here’s a short video of me using each one. I was particularly impressed with the bread knife. It went through the baguette on one pass – no sawing back and forth!

The blades are comfortable in my hands, and they have a nice weight to them. The handle colors are also available in grey and blue. Check them out HERE.

I definitely recommend there for the home cook. They are a great quality for a very fair price.

Triple Whammy Review

In this video review, I give you my thoughts on CrowdCow, Tom’s Steak Rub by Faith Family & Beef, and Kamikoto knives after cooking up some nice steaks in a cast iron pan.

CrowdCow works with small, sustainable cattle ranches to ship beef directly to consumers. They specialize in grass-finished beef. Today I’m working with a flatiron steak and a chuck eye steak that they sent to me.

Tom’s Steak Rub is made by a family that lives and works on a large cattle ranch in western Nebraska. They sent me awesome hats with the steak rub, too, which match my steak shirts perfectly.

In the video I’m testing out the Kamikoto 7-inch Japanese forged steel santoku. They’re running a massive sale on these things right now. The knife is normally $675 but it’s currently on sale for $115. They also have nice knife sets at deeply discounted prices as well.

In short, I highly recommend all three of these products.  Please enjoy the video!