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July 11, 2013
How did such a simple act become so complex? Dwell writers delve into their personal histories to analyze how to cut, cook, and enjoy your food. Click to find out about the 101 on home cooking!

Dining In, Dining Out

Home dining can also take a more graceful cue from restaurants. If a simple floating dahlia, oh-so-flattering cube lamp, or Eames chair finds its way to the table, the implication is not pretension, but a clever touch on an otherwise routine home-cooked meal.

(See here for Dwell's salt-and-pepper shaker picks.)

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Never Dull

When someone gets fired from a French kitchen, the chef de cuisine says simply, “Take your knives.” To a chef, the knife is like an extra appendage. Here are four essential knife typologies.

(Plus, look no further for our seven highest-ranked knives.)

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Coffee glass and leather carafe

Coffee Talk

While some resign themselves to the coffee shop, the resourceful caffeine lover knows better. A cup of coffee sipped at home from your favorite mug is a much better way to launch into your day than a barrage of goateed baristas, surcharges for “hot,” and a tragic display case of objectionable croissants.

(Drip, machine, espresso, or even in the form of a table, we all love coffee. Read here for more great products.)

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Originally appeared in Coffee Talk
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homecooking 101

Dining In, Dining Out

Home dining can also take a more graceful cue from restaurants. If a simple floating dahlia, oh-so-flattering cube lamp, or Eames chair finds its way to the table, the implication is not pretension, but a clever touch on an otherwise routine home-cooked meal.

(See here for Dwell's salt-and-pepper shaker picks.)

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