The One Item Every Kitchen Should Own

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Would you like to hear a love story?

Of course you would.

Several months ago, Jonathan got me something for my birthday that changed my cooking world.

Enter the best knife I’ve ever used:

via amazon.com

Yes, folks, although you might not realize it, you are looking at the greatest knife ever. If I could go back in time and re-register for my wedding gifts, this is the only knife I would put on there. It’s the only knife I use now – and I have a whole knife block in my cupboard.

Actually, when we went on vacation last summer, I almost brought this baby along since we cooked most of our own food instead of eating out. But I thought that was overkill.

Nope. I missed it. Even Jonathan missed it and said we should have brought it.

I first heard about this knife when I read this post by Pioneer Woman. And then I started stalking it on Ebay. And Amazon. And Craigslist.

This stalking went on for months. {Actually, it was more like a year.}

Then my birthday rolled around. And my sweet hubby, having noticed my stalking habits and heard my praise of the greatness of the Wusthof Classic Santoku knife, told me I could get it.

And so I ordered it off of Amazon.

And I praise it every time I use it. To every one who happens to come in my house when I’m using it. And we are living happily ever after.

The end.

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p.s. Wusthof has no idea who I am. Neither does Amazon…except for the fact that I regularly pay them to ship diapers (and other random objects, like knives) to me. I wasn’t paid or perked to do this post. Just genuinely wanted to share something I’m excited about – and {dare I say?} in love with – in my kitchen.

 

2 comments

  1. Laura says:

    I don’t have that particular knife, but I do have a santoku knife that came with the block set we got as a wedding gift. I had never used it, but after reading this I decided to try it out on some cream cheese I needed to cube for a recipe I made over the weekend. It worked great! Thank you for expanding my knife horizons (and making hubby nervous b/c I will now be habitually carrying something larger than a paring knife around the kitchen, hehe)! 🙂

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