Hello everyone, Easter is right around the corner. Here are some tips to make that holiday meal extra special. After all the kids have gone through their Easter baskets and found all of their Easter eggs, it’s time for the best part of the day: Easter Dinner.
Whatever your traditional meal is for Easter, you will be spending time in the kitchen. Regarding your cutlery, always remember these simple tips:
Keep your knives sharp! A sharp knife is safer than a dull knife. As a trained chef I am very particular about the knives I use. Professional knives can be very expensive, but with care and tender love, a lower quality knife can be just as effective. If you want to purchase a high end knife, my preference would be Wüsthof knives. It’s an excellent quality of knife and they go from moderately priced to super expensive. Wüsthof is a German company that has been in business since 1814. For over 200 years they have continued to make quality knives using great craftsmanship. Knives are all about the balance. Balance is how it levels off when you lay the flat side on your finger, in the middle of the knife between the handle and the blade. Wüsthof knives have fantastic balance.
If they are a little expensive for your taste the next best would be another German manufacturer, JA Henckel. JA Henkel knives have been around since 1731. JA Henkel makes quality knives at affordable prices. JA Henkle knives have great balance as well. No matter what knife you have, always remember to keep them sharpened. Tender loving care can make any knife effective. Never put them in the dishwasher; always wash them by hand and dry by hand. Taking care of your knives will make them last longer and stay sharper. And remember for that wonderful holiday meal you might just want to have a little “Latin Love” in your pantry to give your meal a little Latin “kick”. Happy Easter everybody and God bless you all.