Golden Spoons & Aging Logs: Chef Kris Barnholden On 3 Key Kitchen Tools

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Tradecraft takes Scout readers into the workshops, kitchens, and toolkits of Vancouver’s most talented crafts-people. From trusty pencils and custom-built machines to good luck charms and bespoke chef’s knives, this new column aims to get to the bottom of every creative attachment. No laptops or cellphones allowed!

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Today we hear from chef/restaurateur Kris Barnholden of the highly creative, seasonally-focused Latab eatery at 983 Helmcken St. (if you’ve never been before, go!). His attention to detail in the kitchen is in part facilitated by a set of personal tools, three of which he describes below:

1. “Hand crank oil press for making seed and nut oils. It’s been all over the country pressing fresh oils.”

2. “Gold plated kitchen spoon. It’s somewhat ridiculous, but I love it nonetheless.”

3. “Hand-carved vinegar aging log. It was made by my father and charred on the inside; perfect for aging my homemade honey vinegar.”

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