Blinded Veterans Podcast, Feb. 2024

The Blinded Veterans Association invited Chef Debra as a guest on their February podcast. The privilege of participating in the Blinded Veterans Association’s “Vet Tech” podcast was such and honor for me. Veterans hold a special place in many hearts – mine included. Many members of my family have served: my husband, my son, my father, uncles,… Continue reading Blinded Veterans Podcast, Feb. 2024

How to Center a Pot on a Stove Burner

The question I am asked most often is, “How can a person with vision loss safely cook on a glass or ceramic stove top?” The answer is that people with vision loss cook safely and confidently on all types of gas or electric stovetops every day. But I agree, the smooth tactile-free surface of the glass… Continue reading How to Center a Pot on a Stove Burner

Cutting Safety: The Claw (method 3 of 3)

The Claw Method is helpful when you are cutting large pieces of food into smaller pieces or cylindrical food such as carrots, celery or parsnips into slices. Part of its attractiveness is that you can examine where you intend to make the cut before you cut it (as described in Step 7).  The Claw Method is… Continue reading Cutting Safety: The Claw (method 3 of 3)

Cutting Safety: The Bridge (method 2 of 3)

Use the Bridge Method of cutting to cut large round foods in half safely. While there is no one best method to cut foods as they vary in size, density, and shape, this post is focused on the “Bridge” method which is helpful for several situations. Most importantly for the safety of cooks with and without… Continue reading Cutting Safety: The Bridge (method 2 of 3)

Dining in the dark

As a thank you to her team, Chef Debra took her filmmaker, stylist, social media person, website developer, their partners and some friends to a dining in the dark experience at Black Forest Dark Dining in the Wyld Pines Public House. Thank you KGW8 for joining The Blind Kitchen on the very unique experience of… Continue reading Dining in the dark

We’ve Gone International!!

Studio 1 — Vision Australia Radio’s weekly look at life from a low vision and blind point of view featured Chef Debra of The Blind Kitchen for their Kitchen Show episode. Listen as hosts Lizzie Eastham and Sam Rickard interview Chef Debra and learn more about how to cook safely when you are blind or vision impaired.… Continue reading We’ve Gone International!!

Cutting Safety: The Corral (method 1 of 3)

The corral method of cutting There is no one best method to cut foods. Foods vary in size, density, and shape. This month our knife safety feature is focused on the corral method, which is excellent for cutting food into very small pieces with no need for a specific shape. Some recipes call for the cook to “mince”… Continue reading Cutting Safety: The Corral (method 1 of 3)

Knife safety: how to hold a knife, finger and hand positioning

How to hold a knife: safest finger positioning for the hand holding the knife Cuts and scrapes from kitchen knives are common but entirely preventable. Learn how to hold a knife in this first part of a series covering kitchen knife safety for cooks who are blind or vision impaired and everyone else! Pinch the blade… Continue reading Knife safety: how to hold a knife, finger and hand positioning

Chef Debra’s 2024 New Year’s Resolution

Chef Debra’s Christine Ha Challenge In the style of the 2009 movie Julie & Julia, a frustrated office worker (Julie) is inspired to cook every recipe in Julia Child’s The Art of French Cooking cookbook in one year. For her, there were 524 recipes and lots of butter! I plan to do the same with Christine… Continue reading Chef Debra’s 2024 New Year’s Resolution

10 best gifts for a blind person

Perfect gifts can vary, but these are the 10 best gifts for a blind or vision-impaired person who has an interest in cooking or wants to prepare their own food. There are many adaptive culinary tools that do not require specialized equipment or training that your giftee can learn to use in minutes. The costs… Continue reading 10 best gifts for a blind person

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