Thursday, December 29, 2011

Knives For Christmas

My Husband knows me.  He knows me very well.  He not only bought me the best knives I've ever had the pleasure of using, he bought me jewelry for the kitchen.  Have you ever seen more beautiful knives!?
They are made by Shun which is owned by the Japanese company Kai.  I won't bore you with all the wonderfully, interesting details of how these are manufactured.  I will tell you that they are sharp!!!  Sharp far past the point of being dangerous. 
I had barely cleaned up the mess in the living room after unwrapping our gifts, when I headed to the kitchen to see what I could chop up.  Celery, lemons and potatoes all met a useless end so that I could see what these knives were capable of.  To make a long story short, I now understand how they can do what they do with knives on TV. 
My old Victorinox knives from cooking school will still be upkept and used to train my kidlets in the kitchen, and I won't lie, I will have a hard time letting anyone else use the Shun knives.  So I had better keep the old ones around for the rare occasion that someone else uses my kitchen.  That, and I have many memories attached to those knives.
I currently find myself planning our meals to included foods that require a lot of chopping and slicing.  That is not to say that I am particularly talented with a knife, I'm really not.  But I do enjoy being in the kitchen and especially when that kitchen has plenty of beauty and quality to offer.  Like life in general should be, full of beauty and quality.  Why settle for anything less?