by Contributing Blogger Maytal Wichman
I love watching cooking shows on TV – I’m always so impressed by the finesse in which the chefs chop and slice food, like they’re cutting through silk. I’ve realized, though, that it’s not only years of practice that create this; sometimes the tools are everything. A good knife, therefore, can make all the difference for you in the kitchen. I personally find that cooks knives are too bulky for my small hands (I’m 5’ tall and have a small bone structure) so when I received Wusthof’s new Classic 6-Inch Extra Wide Cook’s knife I knew my difficult chopping days are over!
The blade of the extra-wide 6-inch knife is shorter, but wider and heavier, which gives you more control so chopping is easier and more effortless. I recently hosted a birthday party for my son and had to slice a number of different vegetables for a platter I was making. Usually when I have a large amount of food to chop I have to put down the knife and take breaks often because it’s just too much for my hands, but not this time; I was able to slice everything quickly and bring out the food to my guests (timing really is everything – my guest are always starving if I don’t feed them quickly enough!)
The Classic 6-Inch Extra Wide Cook’s Knife is not only an invaluable tool that can make life easier for any cook with smaller hands, it can also make a fantastic Mother’s Day gift for your mother, mother-in-law, or, if you’re a mother, well, then…YOU!
We found it on Cutlery and More for $119 – http://www.cutleryandmore.com/wusthof-classic/extra-wide-chefs-knife-p125460.
Wusthof just launched a microsite, www.wusthofedge.com, featuring edgy young chefs and culinary professionals who, very much like Wusthof, challenge the status quo in pursuit of excellence. Check out these risk takers and see engaging videos about their work, along with technique-oriented cooking videos such as How to Butcher a Chicken, Summertime Ramen, and Prepare the Perfect Steak, as well as recipes, knife skill tips, and other related content.
I was not paid for this post. I did receive a knife for review purposes. The Amazon.com link above is an affiliate link for our website (we may get 20 cents if you buy from this link).
Guest Blogger Maytal Wichman is the owner of Mama’s Healthy Bites and also writes for Savvy Sassy Moms. Maytal has been living in New York City for eleven years. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature as well as a Law Degree, but writing about nutrition and helping families eat better is her true passion. She grew up in both California and Israel, which explains her love for California cuisine (fresh, local ingredients), as well as Mediterranean food (flavorful, heart-healthy ingredients). Maytal is a stay-at-home mom to two kids (ages 5 & 3) and works hard to ensure they eat healthy, unprocessed food, while trying to make it as delicious as possible. Married to a vegetarian and being a pescetarian herself, this can be quite a challenge. On an ordinary night at her dinner table, you can hear things like “More cauliflower, please!”, “How come I didn’t get a lot of tomato?” and “Fish oil! Yaaaay!”.