One of my biggest pet peeves (I promise I don’t have many!) The decision of picking a knife from the block is one of my most cherished pet dislikes. And then, I have to wait patiently while I cook. This is probably a common job for cooks at home. The rack is filled with jostling knives, small and tiny, as well as an oven knife. The rack resembles the collection of beautiful women, perhaps not including the roasting knife. I’ve never considered which knives were the most suitable for different ingredients, or that sharpening a knife can be an absolute blessing, turning cooking task from a chore to a joy. Chopping onions was tiring and time-consuming resulting in small pieces that were irregular in size, dotted with crude indentations from when my knife tried to cut the pieces apart.
In a cooking store that I first saw the lighting. A knife that is suitable for the way of cooking makes cooking a joy. Add the bonuses of sharpening or, if being a bit sexy, a made knife will allow your onion to be chopped into even dice.
Here’s a list with knives I have used to help me improve my cooking and could be useful to anyone who has lost their cooking abilities or is in urgent need of an upgrade to their knife.
The Chef’s Knife
The reliable knife, useful for daily chopping. It is available in a variety of sizes that range from 26cm to 12cm, however the most commonly used size is 20cm. It features a curved tip which allows you to cut using a rolling motion to speed up and increase accuracy.