Germantown East

Germantown East

Allium recently re-opened under a new name, Germantown East. I didn’t notice too many changes, really just the name. The food is fantastic. Not much changed from the previous menu, they still have Potato Gnocchi (my favorite)! When I attended for the pre-opening event, I had the duck. Cooked perfectly, a tad bit fatty though. Service is great. Very comfortable atmosphere. Still my favorite restaurant in Nashville.

501 Main Street in Nashville, TN.

The Sriracha Cookbook

You’ve drizzled the addictively spicy chili sauce over your breakfast eggs, noodles, and French fries, but now it’s time to take your Sriracha obsession to bold, new heights. Food writer and trained chef Randy Clemens presents 50 palate-expanding recipes that make the most of Sriracha’s savory punch, such as: Spicy Ceviche, Honey-Sriracha Glazed Buffalo Wings, Bacon-Sriracha Cornbread, the Ultimate Sriracha Burger, Peach-Sriracha Sorbet, and more. $10 at Amazon.

Evercut Knife by TB Groupe

Toss out all your knives. This is the sharpest, most durable, most precise, most wear-proof knife on the market. The Evercut Knife underwent 5 years of R+D by the family-owned Tarrerias-Bonjean, France’s leading knife manufacturer. In a truly revolutionary process, a state-of-the-art laser beam fused the ultra-hard titanium carbide onto the steel blade edge. Third-party testing by the UK-based CATRA (Cutlery+Allied Trades Research Association) assessed the international cutting standards of the Evercut against 450 knives and found it trumps all cutting records held by steel and ceramic blades. It holds its edge 300 times longer than steel blades, and 5 times longer than the best ceramic blades. The best steel blades average 17 cycles, but do not exceed 35; the best ceramic rarely go over 2,000 cycles. The Evercut blows them both away by still slicing beautifully after more 6,600 cycles. Easy to care for: the average home cook would only have to sharpen this knife every 25 years, if that. Each Evercut is unique, with its own serial number and lifetime cutting warranty. If the knife ever does require upkeep, it’s free of charge by TB, (except for shipping). Based in Theirs, TB is also the only eco-friendly cutlery maker in France with ISO 9001 accreditation. The solid-steel bolster is combined with an ergonomic handle to enhance comfort of grip with anti-slip safety. It’s dishwasher safe, too, and comes in an elegant case making it a gift to use each time. $225 at A+R.