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Knife Skills in Wilmington, DE area?

spyturtle008 Jan 7, 2014 07:57 AM

Hi all and happy New Year! I live in northern DE and was wondering if anyone might know of any options for knife skills classes in that area. Thanks in advance.

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  1. sal_acid RE: spyturtle008 Jan 7, 2014 10:39 AM

    Chef's Haven in Hockessin. Theres also a cooking store in Greenville that might do it too.

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      sal_acid RE: sal_acid Jan 26, 2014 10:53 PM

      Chef's Haven, by the way, bakes bread daily. Baguettes and rustic loaves.

      I've had many of the baguettes and they are better than the only other option...Acme...by a considerable margin.

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        travelmad478 RE: sal_acid Jan 27, 2014 05:50 AM

        That is very good to know, thank you. I live 2 minutes from there and definitely need a non-Acme source for bread. (Well, a non-Acme source for everything, really.)

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          sal_acid RE: travelmad478 Jan 27, 2014 06:35 PM

          Yeah. Non-Acme everything would be nice.

          Looks like the old Tom's veg place is pretty much done.

          Docs meat is OK, but so expensive.

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            travelmad478 RE: sal_acid Jan 28, 2014 06:38 AM

            I've started buying my meat from Fresh Direct. They deliver to 19707 now and it is positively miraculous. Their meat is excellent. Not Pathmark cheap, but not Doc's prices either.

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              sal_acid RE: travelmad478 Jan 28, 2014 04:28 PM

              Oooooooooo! Do they do fish too?

              Wonder if they do 19350?

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                travelmad478 RE: sal_acid Jan 28, 2014 04:55 PM

                It looks like you are SOL, at least for the time being: https://www.freshdirect.com/help/deli... Any friends in ZIP codes that they do deliver to?

                And they do have fish!

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                  sal_acid RE: travelmad478 Jan 28, 2014 05:12 PM

                  Thanks!....SOL indeed. But maybe soon.

                  What meats have you tried?

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                    travelmad478 RE: sal_acid Jan 28, 2014 06:38 PM

                    So far I have gotten some lovely lamb chops, some pork shoulder, and a giant rib roast that I made on New Year's. The rib roast was on sale for $9.99/lb which I thought was not bad for Choice grade meat. What is great is that you can pretty much ask them to cut stuff however you want it. I ordered the rib roast in a specific size, the lamb chops cut to a specific thickness, etc. They sell organic/grass-fed or whatever as well as conventional meat.

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                      sal_acid RE: travelmad478 Jan 29, 2014 04:52 AM


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      danbee1 RE: spyturtle008 Jan 8, 2014 06:51 AM

      The Shop-Rite on 202, Wilmington,runs chef-led cooking classes on a regular basis. Believe knife skills is one but am really not sure. Maybe check their web site or give them a call. They'll also sharpen your knifes - no charge.

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        CindyJ RE: danbee1 Jan 16, 2014 12:35 PM

        That's interesting! I knew they offered free knife sharpening while you shop, but didn't know about the classes.

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          FriedClamFanatic RE: CindyJ Jan 22, 2014 04:22 PM

          Cindy.....my font of knowledge for all things local!.........Have you ever availed yourself of their knife sharpening skills?

          I've go a cple that need a new edge....there was a guy on 202 just north of Jimmy Johns, but I might just shop South of the Border is they are any good.

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            CindyJ RE: FriedClamFanatic Jan 27, 2014 06:13 AM

            Hiya, FCF! I've thought about it, but never actually brought my knives in to ShopRite for sharpening. If you do take your knives there, let us know how they turn out.

      2. spyturtle008 RE: spyturtle008 Jan 9, 2014 07:35 AM

        Thanks for the suggestions -- much appreciated!

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