My Chef’s Knife & Me

Posted by Wednesday, November 23, 2016 0 0

I love my chef’s knife. I love my chef’s knife so hard. It’s been with me since 2009, when it was a required purchase for one of my food studies classes. Yes, that’s a real major. Yes, I went to NYU where they make that a real major. But I also majored in journalism and I’m doing just fine thank you very much. So get off my back. Now back to my knife.

It’s a Shun. Which is the best brand of knife in my opinion. And in Alton Brown’s. And if you know anything about me, or what I’m serving tomorrow for Thanksgiving, then you would know he’s my faves and therefore, when I had to buy a knife, I went with a Shun. And you know what? It’s magical. It is one of my most prized possessions. That knife has been with me all throughout school, many a dinner party, and every holiday feast for the past 7 years. And it’s become a comforting presence. Is that weird to say about a sharp metal object? Ya, probably. Okay let me explain.

I had to purchase the knife because I had to learn “knife skills” in one of my food studies classes. Like how to chop an onion properly, how to dice garlic, how to julienne things. It was serious business. I was graded on this stuff. So, I’m happy to say I got really good at it. Got an A+ on my knife skills exam, thank you very much. And, ya, I’m not a chef, so the accomplishment may seem like a weird use of time.

But, it has served me well every time I make a meal from scratch. And it has also become a very soothing activity. Cooking in general is so relaxing for me (though you may not believe that if you’ve seen me cook because I tend to snap at people who get in my way). But there is nothing like chopping an onion with my chef’s knife for a good meal with my friends and family. Thank you chef’s knife. And thanks teach for making me buy the knife. Definitely more useful than any textbook I bought for school. #sorrynotsorry

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