About Chad Ward

Chad Ward is the author of An Edge in the Kitchen. He writes primarily about food, kitchen gear and kitchen science, but during the last 20 years he's written features on everything from executive aircraft to industrial robotics and profiled subjects ranging from the former head of worldwide marketing for Coca-Cola to bluegrass guitarist Jim Hurst.

Origin of the Fork

The Uncommon Origins of the Common Fork

Chad Ward, an expert in all things cutlery, turns his attention to the history of the world’s most taken-for-granted eating implement.

Crossed Knives

So You Wanna Buy a Knife, Huh?

Writer Chad Ward gives you all the details—gory and not—about what to look for in an excellent kitchen knife, how to buy it, and what to watch out for.

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