Knife Skills

I like to cook.  Sometimes the results are better, other times, it's a learning experience.

There's one tool I use almost every time: a heavy old cast-iron skillet. And one tool I use every time: an 8" chef knife.  I have a couple of knives I like a lot, but my favorite is also the least expensive: the Kuma.  Today it's $30 on Amazon, and that's the high end of the price range I have seen for it.  (Amazon price fluctuations are fascinating.  I paid about $25, and I have seen it as low as $18.)  There's no excuse for not having a good knife.

A lot of the progress I am making as a cook is down to a slow, steady improvement in knife skills.  A little bit at a time, my cuts get smaller and more consistent.  But when I say knife skills, I mean, decently dicing an onion or chiffonading some herbs.

And then... and then, there's this guy:

This article was updated on May 9, 2023

David F