Professional Every Day Carry (EDC)

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Levon Wallace, chef, Proof on Main; Louisville, Kentucky

EDC: • Nutmeg: “I always carry a whole nutmeg in my pocket. Why? Well, you never really know when you’ll need some freshly grated nutmeg!” • Global Crab & Lobster Fork: “A funny little tool that has proved more useful than its original design. I found it works best for stuffing delicate squash flowers.” • Pocket comb: “Table 21 wants to talk to the chef? I’ll be right there!” • Lighter: “Whilst I don’t smoke, I never leave the house without one.” • Pocket notebook: “I’ve tried to modernize, but honestly, I’m an analog kind of guy.” • Greek coffee/spice mill: “By far my favorite tool in my tool kit.” • Pocket knife: “Serves every purpose from cutting boxes and opening beer bottles to even dispatching last year’s Thanksgiving turkey on a friend’s farm.”
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