May 24, 2012
One reason I find some people don't really love cooking has to do with their knife. Chopping, dicing and slicing food is at the heart of most any recipe, and the knife you use can have everything to do with the experience you have making it.
When one of my heroes, the great Jacques Pepin, was asked what kind of knife he prefers to use, his reply was simply, "a sharp one". I vividly remember the first time I chopped something with a good, sharp knife -- it truly changed my life in the kitchen. While my mom made some really tasty recipes when I was growing up, her kitchen knives were so dull I don't think there was ever any danger of my brother or I cutting ourselves, let alone a tomato. I recall watching those Ginsu Knife commercials as a kid, thinking it had to be some sort of TV stunt -- there's no way a knife can cut straight through a tomato like that! But whether it was a gimmick or not, the truth is that when it comes to cooking, if you use a sharp knife everything becomes so much easier.
Lucky for us, Wüsthof -- the mack daddy of cutlery -- is offering THREE weelicious readers the chance to win really some sharp stuff!
Top prize is their Classic 7-inch Extra Wide Cook's Knife and Kitchen Shears (a mom's second best friend in the kitchen).
Second prize is Wüsthof’s new 6-inch Utility Chopper (I'm obsessed with this new to me knife.)
Third prize is their new S11 Micro Serrated Utility Knife (makes smaller jobs in the kitchen a breeze).
For a chance to win, tell me what you or your child's favorite lunch recipe is. Winners will be chosen at random and announced here next week. Good luck!
*This contest is now closed.* Congratulations to the winners!
"Grilled Cheese Sandwiches & Tomato Soup!"
Samantha F in St. Paul
"My daughter loves Lunchables so instead of buying the ones that are full of preservatitves, we make our own using meat from the night before and cubes of cheese. I also like to cut up fresh fruits and veggies and throw those in there as well."
"My daughter is 8 1/2 months and we just started a lunchtime meal with her. Her favorite lunch is yogurt! She gobbles it up :)"