Top-rated gifts for your favorite cook

Top-rated gifts for your favorite cook

For some, pushing a microwave button counts as cooking and then there are those who enjoy spending a Saturday afternoon leafing through cookbooks and trying new recipes or rolling out dough for an after dinner sweet. Here’s some cooking gear that impressed the testers at Consumer Reports and that your favorite cook will appreciate.
 
The sharpest knives in the drawer. Zwilling J.A. Henckels is a premium name in kitchen knives and its $ 315 Twin Professional “S” 7-piece set was … (read more)

Talking kitchen knives with Kenji López-Alt

Talking kitchen knives with Kenji López-Alt

We recently invited Kenji López-Alt, chief creative officer of Serious Eats, whose weekly column The Food Lab explores the science of home cooking, to test a pair of Consumer Reports-recommended knife sets from Henckels and Ginsu. During the video shoot in López-Alt’s studio (watch the video below), we also asked him about knives in general. Here’s what López-Alt had to say.               

Where do you shop for knives?
Most of my knives are … (read more)