Chad Ward has been a writer and cook for more than twenty years. To date, more than three hundred thousand people have taken Chad's online knife sharpening class on eGullet.org. His writing has appeared in publications such as Best Food Writing and Aviation International News. He lives in North Carolina.
"You'll be hard pressed to find as succinct and complete a collection of wisdom on the topic as this masterful volume from cook and writer Ward. He covers nearly everything...giving cooks all the information they need...This book [is] as indispensable as the tools themselves." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Chad Ward...has written a handsome volume on knives and everything you might want to know about them, and about using them...It's not only filled with good info put together with a good design, the writing is lively as well." -- Michael Ruhlman, author of The Making of a Chef, The Soul of a Chef, and The Elements of Cooking "A definitive guide for buying knives...[An Edge in the Kitchen] covers everything you need to know and more." -- Lynne Rossetto Kasper, cookbook author and host of The Splendid Table "This year has already seen the publishing of several good knife books. Add [An Edge in the Kitchen] to the list...Ward...has crafted a book that is instructional and deep...as well as highly readable." -- Tampa Tribune Chad Ward offers all you need to know...A lot of knife wisdom served with a splash of wit and a sprinkle of trivia make this a book you'll want to read from cover to cover as well as to prop up by your knife block. -- Sara Moulton, host of Sara's Secrets