After much research, I decided to go with Global knives, as opposed to Henckels or Wusthof, because I have fairly small hands and the Global knives are considerably lighter and easier to handle than their German counterparts. And they are SHARP. Gloriously, gloriously sharp. I discovered when chopping potatoes that I really don't even have to apply pressure--just plop the knife on top of the potato and let it do the work for you. Honestly, the difference between a cheapo $20 chef's knife and the bad boy pictured above is amazingly evident. Totally worth every penny. Now I just have to work on my knife skills. And pick which cookware set is best for my culinary exploits....hmm.....
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Best. Day. Ever.
Ah, the culinary arts are a cruel mistress. They move one to commit such outlandish acts as convincing one's husband that yes, a $100 chef's knife is truly a necessity. Apparently, marriage to me is also a cruel yoke to bear, since I did, indeed, convince said husband to buy me not just one knife, but a set of three. THREE! An 8 inch chef's knife, a 5 1/2 inch slicer, and a paring. And they came in the mail today! I was trying to take a nap when the UPS guy rang the doorbell, and after I discovered the treasures inside the box, I was too excited to go back to sleep. Witness the perfection: