- Date: Saturday, May 6, 2006 - 7pm
- Location: Cambridge, MA
- Kitchen: Paul's Apartment
- Company in the Kitchen: Mike
- Dining Companions: Paul and Brad S.
- Recipe Rating: B
Chris' dad and stepmom got me a gift certificate to Williams-Sonoma for Christmas, and shockingly I hadn't spent it yet. So this weekend I went and put it towards a 7 inch Wusthof Classic Santoku knife. I bought this same knife for my mother for Christmas and have been jealous ever since. Now I have one too! I love the Wusthof Classic knives. Four knives from that line were part of our required equipment for culinary school, and I just fell in love with them. I didn't yet have a santoku knife though -- I had been using my 10 inch chef's knife for all my chopping needs! The santoku is really fun though, and it's nice when you're cooking with friends to have 2 big knives instead of just one.
Wusthof knives are expensive, but totally worth it. There are certain classes of things that I refuse to feel guilty about spending my money on. High quality tools is one of them. These knives are a tool that I use every day, and will stay with me for many years. That makes them worth the price. Other things I spend money on without guilt: ingredients for food I make myself, presents for other people, and books.