Best brands of chef knives i have come across

Having worked with many brands of chef knives set, i concluded that they may all serve the same purpose if used but there will always those that have an upper edge over other knives. It is therefore important to correctly choose the right brand that will meet your every need in the kitchen and a brand that is also long lasting. For that reason i will try and expound on some of the best brands i have come across in my line of duty.

Victorinox chef knife

Top on my list of the chef knife brands is the Messermeister Meridian Elite chef knife which is a German made knife that comes in 9 inches and has a partial bolster which makes it easier to sharpen at home. It is also uber shaped and comes from the factory when it is highly polished and the polish can last for a substantial amount of time even with frequent washing.

Second on the list is definitely the Victorinox chef knife that comes in 8 inches. This German made beauty comes with a stamp so that you do not always have to sharpen it and the maintenance is also easy as it can be hand washed in the kitchen without much worry. It is also the best choice for those on a tight budget but wish to acquire a quality piece of chef knife.
There are also other reputable chef knife brands like the Shun,Santoku and Mac which are Japanese made brands.

The list might be endless but there are other factors that you may have to put in place before finally picking on a specific brand like the heaviness or lightness of he knife, the sharposity of the knife, the size of your hands and finally the beauty of the knife if it might really count.
With those tips am pretty sure you will not miss on a brand to pick from.

Stunning Places In South India To Visit

If you haven’t been able to figure out a trip down south, thinking there isn’t a lot to do, this article is just the wake up call you need. Because no, Goa doesn’t count as a trip to the South. There’s SO much more that South India has to offer. Take a look at these stunning places that are still fairly unexplored.

Gandikota

A small village located right on the bank of the river Pennar in the Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh, Gandikota is also known as the Grand Canyon of India. Getting there might be a bit of an adventure, but once you’re inside the place, there are no means of transportation. Thank god for that. One really needs to spend time enjoying what Gandikota has to offer. There is a great downhill trek through the canyon leading to the riverbed.

The closest railway station is 26 kms away at Muddanuru in Cuddapa district. The nearest place to take a bus ride would be Jammalamadugu (nearest town) Old Bus Stand (Gandhi Statue Junction).

Araku Valley

A coffee enthusiast would know the importance of Araku valley. Famous for its coffee plantations, India‚Äôs first tribal growers’ organic coffee brand was launched in the Araku Valley in 2007. The premium organic “Araku Emerald” brand of coffee sells globally. Inhabited by different tribes, Araku is a hill station in the Vishakapatnam district. A perfect getaway from the hustle-bustle of the city, this valley is surrounded by mountains like Galikonda, Raktakonda, Sunkarimetta and Chitamogondi. The valley is connected by both rail and road to the city of Vishakapatnam. There are two railway stations at Araku on the Kothavalasa-Kirandul railway line of Visakhapatnam division of the East Coast Railway, on the Indian Railways network. Shimiliguda railway station is located at an altitude of 996 meters above mean sea level. Beautiful, and mostly untouched, this one’s been waiting for you to be explored.

Belum Caves

Make no mistake, the Belum Caves are the second largest caves in the Indian subcontinent, and the longest (3229 mts) caves in the plains of India. Formed in black limestone, the caves have long passages, spacious chambers, fresh water galleries and siphons. The constant flow of underground water helped forming caves that have their deepest point at 150 feet. Engulfed in mystery, there are 16 different pathways, including the main entrance. Moreover, there are deposits of quartz in the caves. The nearest rail-head to reach Belum Caves is Tadipatri, which is 30 kms away. There are daily trains from Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Tirupati, Kanyakumari, Thiruvananthapuram, Coimbatore and Goa, which halt at Tadipatri railway station. From Tadipatri, one can catch a bus to Belum Caves. If you feel somewhat like Indiana Jones, this one must be explored. (More places here…)