Proper Usage and Care for Ceramic Blade Knives

Ceramic knife blades are made from a very hard ceramic material called zirconium oxide. A ceramic blade will keep its initial sharpness 10 times longer than its steel counterpart. Impressive sharpness and chemical inertness are the main reasons for ceramic knives’ growing popularity. Being chemically inert, a ceramic blade won’t react with either acidic or … Read more

Natural Food Dyes for Home Baking

Food colors are a type of food additive used to increase the visual appeal of food or drinks. They come in forms of liquids, powders, granules, gels, pastes, and more. Food dyes are widely used in commercial production of foods and beverages. The largest sources of color additives in an average diet include soft drinks, … Read more

Cooking and Baking with Terracotta Kitchenware

What is Terracotta? Terracotta is a reddish/brown colored earthenware clay that is kiln-fired at low temperatures. Iron compounds and heat intensity are responsible for terracotta’s brownish-orange color. The color of terracotta earthenware may range from earthy shades of brown to lively reds. After firing, the clay loses its water and becomes a solid, but still … Read more