Kitchen tong tongs are another one of my favorite kitchen tools. It is one of those tools that you never knew you needed until you get one and realize how useful they are. These ones retract to a closed position for easy storage with a quick pull of the center knob.


  • Turn meat on the grill or pan. Using a fork to turn the meat will allow the juices to come out and dry out your meat. The tongs are more versatile than a spatula.
  • Toss a salad with dressing.
  • Remove vegetables from boiling water (such as corn, beans, or artichokes).
  • Toss a stir-fry.
  • Turn potatoes, vegetables or meat in the oven without taking the whole pan out of the oven.
  • Toss pasta to coat with your favorite sauce.
  • Extend your reach if you can’t reach the top shelf like little me.
  • Get your hot bread out of the toaster without burning your fingers.

Tina Diep

I LOVE FOOD and better yet I LOVE TO COOK.

I can thank my Vietnamese roots. Vietnamese people use a great amount of time cooking and eating, traits which they have learned from their families. Everyone seems to know how to cook, and they are adept at picking fresh and quality foods from the market. Food is a priority in Vietnam – if you eat well, you live well.

I was born in Denmark, and in my mind I am a true Dane. Danish people cook a lot as well, but they prefer to spend less time in the kitchen and more time at the table. I consider myself Vietnamese from a culinary standpoint and Danish from a cultural standpoint (and I live in New York, which is a Mecca for foodies).

My mum is a great cook, she taught me how to chop vegetables and how to just randomly throw things together and somehow get an awesome meal. She makes cooking seem like art, and she is my inspiration for DiepLicious cooking.

My husband loves food as well and he has a great appetite. Cooking for him is a real joy. He has a great interest in everything that concerns health, and loves to point out specific foods and why they are good for you to eat. I will share his knowledge with you. He makes my cooking more challenging, but also a lot healthier.

I offer you one Golden Rule: to enjoy food fully, always taste the food even if you don’t like it. For me it takes a couple of tries to get to know the real flavor.


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