3/3/19 - Fundamental Knife Skills

Class Materials 


  • Honing Steel - Keep your knife edge “true” between sharpenings.

  • Avocado Tool - Because why not.

  • Whetstone - This one is the same grit I use (400/1000). This one also comes with an angle guide to help you achieve the correct angle for your blade!

  • Videos - I found a couple videos that mirror a couple of the more complicated things we reviewed in class. Hope these help as a future resource!
  • Blood Orange Recipe

  • Recommended Knives:
    • I want to note that it’s a good idea to go into a store to try out some knives. You can go to a place like Williams Sonoma to get a feel for a good length, weight, style for yourself. It’s largely about personal preference when it comes to choosing a knife!
    • Wusthof - This is the knife I currently use the most in my rotation. I like the bulk of it, but it can weigh heavy on the wrist after a while.
    • Shun - This is my newest knife with the dimples I showed you. Great for veggies! I also have the Premier 8” Chef’s Knife because I wanted a lightweight, all-purpose knife to switch things up from my Wusthof.
    • Other great brands: Mac, Global, Korin
    • Something unique - Almazan makes super cool tools… I really want one to add to our camping kitchen!
    • JB Prince - For professional kitchen gear. Their only store is in NYC, but you can order online. I like to browse their gear for fun and then buy the more practical versions on Amazon.

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