If you are unfamiliar with the kitchen you might look at this picture and see a “Dexter introductory set” , a well thought murder kit. (It’s totally normal)
But if you’re into kitchen activities your eyes are probably wide open and your heart rate is faster. (The expected reaction) You might have even sighed saying “Wüsthof, oh god please give me some, 5 maybe 7 please god!” (This one is not normal, hope didn’t say it outloud)
Knives are the apples of chef’s eyes, the stars of the kitchen. Each operation requires a different kind of knife. Peeling, slicing, chopping, splitting, filleting all need their own type of knife.
It doesn’t matter if you’re cooking in your own kitchen or you’re professional chef at a restaurant, your knife should be really sharp. A sharp knife will not only increase your efficiency, but also help conserving the form and tissue of the ingredient. But it is fundamental to know how to handle a knife or this friendly helper of yours could easily cost you a finger.
“CHEF KNIFE” is like an extra hand for a cook. You would wipe it, whet it, even love it and kiss it. (Not everyone maybe… I felt a bit like a maniac, just forget that last part)
“PARING KNIFE” is as important as the chef knife. Don’t let it deceive you with its size, its functionality will surprise you Although its main objective is peeling vegetables, it comes through for anything.
“SANTOKU” is a Japanese chef knife. It’s always talked about for its efficiency in slicing with its grooved structure. As I blurted out a moment ago, I have a special relationship with my chef knife. I also like my Santoku but I use it less.
“BONING KNIFE” is used for meats. Its expertise in splitting meat from bones, scraping nerves and fats is surprising.
“FLEXI FILLETING KNIFE” is used for filleting fish. It’s efficient and irreplaceable, an essential.
“CLEVER” is dangerous if defined in one word. No joking around with this. It’s highly recommended that your second hand is not on the chopping board while using the clever.
“HONING STEEL” is the darling of all knives. Without it all these wüsthofs are not different than a Ferrari without gasoline.
Actually this list is longer, knives that are used in the kitchen are endless.
As love of kitchen (maybe every love) the love of knives is also a different one, hard to explain.