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  • Article

    Plum Perfect Desserts

    Plums of all shapes and colors are abundant at this time of year. But what to do with all this bounty? Besides eating the ripest ones out of hand, plums…

  • Recipe

    Caramelized Plums

    If you’re looking for a shortcut summer dessert, these plums are terrific as a topping for ice cream.

  • Article

    Sharpening Stones

    The stone is arguably the oldest, most venerated sharpening tool. There’s a variety to choose among: natural, manufactured, ceramic, and diamond (see sidebar, opposite). And stones come in different grits…

  • Article

    Knife Sharpeners: Find the One That's Right for You

    As a cook, I like to think my kitchen ducks are in a row. Recipe reviewed? Check. Ingredients prepped? Always. Work space organized and tidy? Of course. Knives sharp? Um……

  • How-To

    How to Sharpen Your Knife

    Sharpening on a stone requires a little patience—and a lot of attention to the proper angle

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