Random thoughts on food, cooking, restaurants, food products, food literature and kitchen equipment by Bobby Jay, a retired lawyer living in New York and Paris.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Fabulous Handmade Kitchen Knives
My friend Gary Levine has been dealing in fine hand crafted knives for many years. Gary has added a new line to his business of interest for foodies: handmade knives for chefs. Gary has a great web site, bladesforchefs.com, where you can learn more about these knives, which are works of fine craftsmanship but meant to be used and, I can say from experience, a pleasure to use. I should note that Gary's cooking knives are all made by American craftsmen.
Carbon steel knife
Damascus steel knife
These knives are not inexpensive, but the pleasure they give you each time you use them justifies the price. Great gift items for serious cooks.
This blog records my thoughts and experiences relating to cooking, eating, restaurants, food products and ingredients, kitchen equipment and other matters relating to cuisine.
I do not offer reviews of New York restaurants; there are already enough reviewers and points of view. I will, however, discuss things that I discover at restaurants that may be of interest to others. I will offer brief reviews of selected Paris restaurants, as I am often asked for suggestions by people planning trips to that marvelous and beautiful city. In particular, I report from time to time on my ongoing quest for excellent, reasonably-priced restaurants in Paris; fortunately, there are many.