6 Unique Luxuries For Your Home
Glamorous and luxurious additions that will transform your home into a luxurious oasis. They also make unique housewarming gifts!
Luxury #4: High-End Knives
You. Saturday night, 8pm. Frantically massacring some unlucky carrots and potatoes in a vain attempt to pull off the big dinner party that you’d invited all your friends too. Now we’re not saying that you’re a bad chef. But what did the poor vegetables do to deserve such shabby treatment?
A good set of knives is like the little black dress. They never let you down. The bonus? They make a great gift, since whomever you get these for mayyyy feel obligated to make you a home-cooked meal with them. Score!
Fancy yourself a skilled cook? Wusthof’s pricey Asian cook’s knife with the hollow edge forms an air pocket that prevents extra-thin slices or julienne vegetables from sticking to the blade. If you’re asking yourself ‘what the heck does julienne mean?!’, then a more all-purpose knife may be for you. It’s perfect for breaking down medium-sized vegetables and smaller cuts of meat, poultry and fish.
Be careful! When we first got the Wusthof Culinar 10 piece knife block set ($1,079. US) we found that these super-sharp knives quickly slid through just about anything like hot butter. It wasn’t long before one of us needed stitches!
A professional set of knives should feel perfect in hand and somehow make cooking much more fun.
The paring knife, perhaps the most versatile knife in the kitchen (meaning you need one of these), trims and dices fruits and vegetables with ease. The bread knife, with its toothy serrated edges, slices effortlessly through baguettes and crusts without flattening them. Wait, bread’s not supposed to be served that way?!
With most high-end knife sets coming in several categories ranging from Classic for the beginner chef to Steel Cut for “the design-oriented gourmet”, you’re sure to find what you need. The selection of blades offer a long cutting retention and should be quite stylish to look at too. As in, clearly not your ordinary knife set.
Not sure how to care for the cut with knives like these? You might want to pick up this book and learn some new skills. They’ll be sure to impress your guests the next time you have a dinner party. After all, isn’t that the best part?
Your enjoyment of cooking awaits.