This week on America’s Test Kitchen Radio, we go on a quest for the perfect chef’s knife for the home cook. We’ll find out what’s hot and what’s not in the world of kitchen gadgets, and we’ll travel back in time to discover the origins of chocolate cream cupcakes. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen, where test cook Dan Souza shows us how to make the best drop biscuits at home. And of course we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.
Listen to Episode 7: In Search of the Best Chef’s Knife (Air date: 02/18/12)
From this Episode:
Chocolate Cream Cupcakes
You can keep your Ho Hos, Ding Dongs, and Ring Dings-our heart belongs to Chocolate Cream Cupcakes.
Best Drop Biscuits
Drop biscuits are the no-nonsense alternative to traditional rolled biscuits. Only one problem—they’re often not very good.
For making purees and soups, we turn to our trusty immersion blender. But is there a better tool for smaller tasks?
Frying without cups and cups of oil? Impossible. That was our first response to this product.
We evaluated cutting ability, blade shape and sharpness, weight, and handle comfort to find the best chef’s knives.