Galantine is an elaborate preparation that dates back to 17th century France. They were originally prepared by deboning a whole chicken, then combining its meat with minced veal, truffles, pork fat, and other ingredients, plus a lot of seasonings, to make what's called a forcemeat and then stuffing this forcemeat into the skin of the chicken. It was then tied up, wrapped in bacon and poached in a rich stock that would eventually jell when cooled.
Few cutting tools come greater than the utility knife. The knife is perfect for almost anything – slicing, dicing, and chopping. But we can’t expect a knife to do everything. So for all its versatility, the utility knife is not suited for mincing and smaller tasks like peeling the skin of vegetables, for instance.
A cutting board is one of any chef’s most critical cutting tools. Investing in a good, durable one makes cutting more comfortable and enjoyable. But when it comes to cutting boards, there are many food preparation surfaces you can choose from.
Knife blocks are crucial for accident-prevention purposes. They also help provide a safe and convenient means of storing your knives. However, if not properly maintained, your knife block can become a breeding ground for bacteria.