What is the Best Chef Knife

Choosing the best chef knife is not always easy.

The best chef knife is for most of us the one which is most cumfortable for us.us.

The subject of what is the best blade for you has been pondered upon for centuries.
Various people say it is a regular 8″ chef knife, some say a good German knife is more usefull to anyone.

There are chefs that say that the French with excellent menues produce the best chef knives for a long time.
I my opinion suggest that the best blade you can use is a good Japanese
forged knife.
A good Japanese forged chef knife is a knife that should have a carbon steel metal alloy.
Then it is heat treated, hammered and folded on itself to make very hard steel alloy layers.

The special metal gives the chef knife two exceptionaly important attributes:
1.The knife becomes harder. Try cracking one pencil. Now try breaking 10 pencils at a time. The proccess of layering the steel make the blade much tougher. The knife is unbreakable.
2.Another thing is that the knife gets flexible enoughit is very comfortable. It make is it easier to slice very thin layers, or skin a fish perfectly.
The blade withthe variegated surface is not the slicing part. The part used for cutting is a thin stainless carbon steel metal layer which is of different steel; mostly VG-10 in Japan.
This metal is unique to Japan. This toughness allows the cutting edge to stay sharpened longer than regular metal used. This makes it better to sharpen it to a one molecule thickness.

So is there a best chef knife?
I believe that the one is one that will stay for ever. A knife that will keep sharp for a much longer time, and a chef knife that makes your work in the kitchen easier.

A tip for the knife’s weight:

Should it be heavy or light?
I believe that the weight if the knife has little meaning. What is much more important is how balanced is your knife.
When you use a balanced knife, its weight doesn’t matter because you are not

Family Activities for a Virginia Beach Vacation

Finding a suitable family vacation spot that can hold the interest of the kids while giving the parents a chance to rest and relax can be challenging. Virginia Beach offers a bevy of activities to keep children busy while their parents either can join in the fun or watch them from nearby. There are a number of Virginia Beach waterfront hotels that welcome children, which helps to make it a family-friendly resort area. There are a number of family activities that visitors can enjoy during their stay.

Boogie Boarding Simpler to learn than surfing and more exciting than floating on a raft, boogie boards are a popular means of frolicking in the water in Virginia Beach. Boogie boards float well and are fun for children of all ages. Where swimming is available on the public beaches, boogie boarding is also permitted. Many local shops sell or rent boogie boards. This makes it convenient for those who will only be in town for a day or two and have little use for boogie boards at home to try their hand at the popular water sport.

Boating Chartering a boat for the day or taking an excursion on one of the many pleasure cruises is a popular activity for families on Virginia Beach vacations. The possibilities for local boating trips include whale and dolphin watching, sightseeing, luncheon parties, deep sea fishing and parasailing.

Fishing There are several fishing piers in Virginia Beach. They offer a fun opportunity for kids to learn how to fish. Surf fishing is also allowed in designated areas. A unique experience, it is a chance for kids to see the ocean current at work up close while Mom or Dad sit nearby in a chair on the beach. Depending on the catch, it could be an opportunity for a hand-made supper, as well.

Miniature Golf One family activity synonymous with Virginia Beach vacations is miniature golf. There are a handful of pint-size courses where children can learn the basics of shooting the colored ball through obstacles on little putting greens. This is something that the youngest to

Helpful Things To Do To Create An Awesome Drink Menu For Your Next Cocktail Party

Planning a cocktail party? Here are the key things that you need to do to create a perfect drink menu for your guests: incorporate and choose your drink mixes, keep a simple drink menu, provide printed copies of your drink menu, and include non-alcoholic drinks.

Having a drink menu at your party will provide your guests an easier opportunity to try something new because the menu is an important party highlight that people will enjoy. Having a drink menu will not only cut costs by limiting what you need for your bar but it will also make your cocktail party a themed event where everyone can have fun. Here are the things that you can do to create your cocktail party’s drink menu:

Incorporate and choose your drink mixes

Incorporate a variety of drink mixes and choose which ones will fit the target guests at your cocktail party. Choose drink mixes for simple classics like the Martini, Dry Manhattan, and Tequini mixes. If you have enough time, you can also prepare the classic mixes like the Dubonnet Cocktail, Martinez, New Orleans Fizz, and Ward Eight. If you want to offer a new cocktail experience on mixes, try creating the less common frozen beverages such as Coladas, Margaritas, and Daiquiris. Scotch is also a great addition for your drink mixes. Check your guest list and choose the appropriate drink mixes according to the type of guests.

Keep a simple drink menu

Remember to keep your drink menu simple. Offer a variety of mixes for people to choose from. A round of 3 to 4 drink mixes are already enough to keep you guest from enjoying the different drinks offered. At the same time it will also give them enough time to socialize around. A short drink menu will serve the party guests very well.

Provide printed copies of your drink menu

After deciding on the number of mixes that you will serve, print a couple of copies of your drink menu. Place these on the bar or the drink tables for the guests to see. You can be creative when creating

Spain Shows Off the Best of its Cuisine in Japan

Spain exhibited traditional products decorated with beautifully-designed packaging for the sophisticated Japanese market at the Foodex fair.

Madrid, Spain, March 12, 2013 – Spain exhibited traditional products decorated with beautifully-designed packaging for the sophisticated Japanese market at the Foodex fair.

Foodex is the biggest and most important agrifoods fair in Asia. It is held in Tokyo (Japan), which is a very important market for Spanish products, so the Spanish delegation used the occasion to show off an enormous range of traditional foods, which it exhibited in spectacular fashion. The aim of this initiative is for exports to continue growing as they did in 2012, when they rose by 26%, earning 418 million in revenue.

Spain was represented at the fair by more than 100 companies, driven by the stagnation in consumer demand in Spain and the EU, which has led to -greater emphasis and bigger budgets being devoted to promotion in foreign markets-, according to representatives of the various companies taking part in the fair.

The event brought together exhibitors from 66 countries and was visited by over 75,000 company representatives, who had the chance to see the Spanish agrifood products on display at some of the largest stands at the fair and sample the country’s most traditional foods, given an innovative twist.

Some of the items vying to excite the Japanese palate included dried mushrooms, tomatoes and kiwi fruit. Paella and croquettes were wrapped in small cardboard packages like gifts, while frozen churros gave the flavour of a true Spanish breakfast. Another high point was the creative cuisine offered by Masdeu, from Catalonia, whose cone-shaped pastry bases and salmon mousse and chocolate pastries did not go unnoticed.

The list of products most frequently exported to Japan is headed by frozen meat products, which bring in 92 million, followed by olive oil (60 million), fresh fish (48 million) and wines with designation of origin (30 million), according to ICEX figures.

Press Contact: Marca Espana Media Relations Marca Espana Serrano Galvache, 26 28033 Madrid, Espana. 512-212-1139

How To Improve Your Cooking Skills

For over 30 years, I’ve had a passion for cooking and have always been hungry to sharpen my skills. If you like to cook and would like to learn more, here are a few ways to improve your cooking chops.

Do some research and see if there is a cooking school in your area. In larger cities, there are numerous schools that are usually associated with cooking supply stores. The classes can range from knife skills to basic cooking techniques to ethnic cuisines, along with many others. There are also several specialty classes that are designed around events such as Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras, summer barbeques, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve and Day. Novices as well as experienced cooks can benefit from taking any of these type classes. Also, the classes may target particular groups of students such as kids, business professionals, singles or couples.

When you do find a cooking school, sign up for a class! They are very informative, as well as fun and entertaining. Also, many of them need cooking assistants so this is a great way to gain knowledge from professional chefs but not have to pay for the class. They welcome volunteers and it’s a wonderful way to interact with the chefs, acquire delicious recipes and learn new tips and techniques.

You can also tune into cooking shows. There are a couple of networks dedicated just to food. The chefs have their own shows in their particular niche. While many of them are celebrities, they definitely know their craft and know how to connect with their audience. Browse the programs, watch a few and see how you can identify with their style and personality.

Over the years, food blogs and websites have exploded onto the internet scene. If you have an interest in a type of food or ethnic cuisine, just conduct a search and you will be pleasantly surprised at the number of sites out there that will appeal to you. There are also forums and memberships in which you can join. Forums are a way to interact with everyday cooks as

How Much Water To Drink Per Day To Lose Weight

It is amazing to know that most people know the answer to how much water to drink every day, but yet they have failed to practice what they know about drinking water. If you ask, most people know that they should drink at least 8 glasses of water per day. If you ask them how much water they have drink today, the answer is normally none.

Drinking 8 glasses of water per day is great for inactive person. If you are a fitness conscious person or you are in pursuit of some kind of bodybuilding physique, then you should drink more water, that is about 1 to 2 gallons water every day.

A bodybuilder will normally be putting a lot more food, nutrients, supplements as well as other stuff into his body. Whatever things a human body does not need, it will get rid of it by any methods necessary and normally water is used to expel unwanted things out of a human body. As such, it is a must, if you are a bodybuilder, to drink plenty of water.

By drinking a lot of water, you will properly hydrate your body. Being properly hydrated is beneficial to your body. Other than being able to flush unwanted things out of your body, your alertness state is also affected by hydration levels. Your performance in the gymnasium is also enhanced when your body is hydrated. Because your body is about 75% water, it is only logical to hydrate it. You must not only drink water on hot days, but you must also drink water when you are in the gym doing intense workouts.

However, drinking to much water can lead to water intoxication or hyponatremia. When your drink water, your blood plasma will increase and dilutes the salt in your blood. At the same time, you will also lose much more salt by sweating. As a result, the quantity of salt obtainable to your body tissues will decrease and eventually, the salt losses will interfere with your brain, muscle and heart functions. Endurance athletes will normally suffer from water intoxication.

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