Exceptional Goods for the Uncompromising Man

Culinary

  • Hone your Honing Skills

    Posted on April 13, 2011 by Bill

    At OakStreet Man, we love The Art of Manliness. Filled with tips, tricks, and discussions on the skills and knowledge that every man should have, it's a quality online resource. A perfect example is this recent guide to knives you need to have in your kitchen and how to keep them performing on the cutting edge. The author thinks that having a top-quality chef knife is essential to making great meals, and we couldn't agree more. It's a sharp idea. Continue Reading

    This post was posted in Culinary, Knives and was tagged with food, ken onion, knives, sharpening, chef

  • Simple Pleasures

    Posted on March 16, 2011 by Bill

    A Book of Verses underneath the Bough, A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread—and Thou…

    From The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
    Translated by Edward Fitzgerald

    A jug of wine, a loaf of bread, a book of verse… and good friend(s).  Such simple pleasures seem pretty quaint today. The pace of life for most of us in the 21st century is fast and frenetic. And simple things, like taking long aimless walks; indulging in Saturday afternoon naps; savoring long, bracing showers; and going on picnics seem incongruous to our fast-paced lifestyles. Continue Reading

    This post was posted in Culinary and was tagged with picnic, barbeque, barbecue, simple pleasures, outdoors

  • Get Sharp

    Posted on November 18, 2010 by Bill

    Sharpening knives should be a simple task, but for many, it’s daunting. That apparently was not the case for our ancestors. Some of the earliest known humans, “Bog Men” as anthropologists call them, were found to have worn sharpening tools — stone pendants — around their necks. Continue Reading

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  • Ken Onion Knives

    Posted on November 8, 2010 by Bill

    Ken Onion is one of the foremost knife designers in the world and a man whose creations I’m proud to offer at the OakStreet Man Culinary shop. His work for Shun knives has produced the Shun Ken Onion Chef 8” Knife with Stand, the Shun 11 Piece Deluxe Block Set, and the Shun 7 Piece Essential Block Set. Behind these exceptional designs is a man who has amassed some 36 patents working with the Shun corporation alone… Continue Reading

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  • Blend it!

    Posted on July 30, 2010 by Bill

    I’m a big fan of Stephen Poplawski. In 1922, he put a spinning blade at the bottom of a tall container, producing the first blender. He invented it specifically to make drinks at soda fountains, which were at that time as ubiquitous as Starbucks. While blenders make a mean milkshake, they can be used for lots more. They can puree, chop, mince and grind not just liquids, but foods as well. Continue Reading

    This post was posted in Culinary and was tagged with food, blender, poplawski, waring, viking, drinks

  • The Best Basics

    Posted on May 21, 2010 by Bill

    I love slicing, dicing, chopping, flipping, grating, and generally letting loose like a pro in the kitchen, whenever I can. That, however, does not mean I disregard the basics. Eggs, bacon, pancakes, a good burger, even a grilled cheese sandwich (which is thoroughly transformed by adding fresh avocado after grilling, but I digress…) are the first things I learned to cook. They’re still the comfort foods I whip up when friends and family gather in the kitchen. Continue Reading

    This post was posted in Culinary and was tagged with food, viking, albert hall, fry pan, grilled cheese

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