Last week The Pioneer Woman posted a giveaway for a set of Wusthof knives. Charlie and I had been talking a few days earlier about maybe getting a nicer set of knives someday, so when I saw it I mentioned to him in passing that The Pioneer Woman really liked these knives and we should totally enter the giveaway.
Five minutes later he instant messaged me to tell me that he’d bought them.
Excuse me? You what?
Once I got over the shock of how ridiculous my husband is, and also how much he loves me and wants me to have good quality tools, I was in knife la-la land. Okay, so what are these knives? What are they for?
I took Brook Harlan’s knife skills class a couple years back, and it was revolutionary. Before the class I never knew how to hold a knife or slice efficiently or dice an onion. My world was changed.
I’m starting to think that I should take the class again, now that I have a nice set of knives and feel like I’m ready to move beyond dicing.
The knives arrived today, as well as the sharpener we bought to go with them. I’m on a cooking hiatus after cooking up a storm last weekend while Charlie’s parents were visiting, so the knives will have to wait for a day or two. I’m convinced I’ll lose a finger before I get used to them, but I’m excited to get started.
What are your favourite knives? How did you learn how to use them?