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Old 03-06-2006, 02:24 PM   #1
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Cooking in Friends' Kitchens

I often find myself cooking in others' kitchens, even if it is just finishing up my contribution to a potluck. My ... well, I won't even call it a pet peeve .... more just a case of "I wonder." How do people cook without a decent knife? What do you find lacking in friends' and relatives' kitchens that you find essential in your own?

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Old 03-06-2006, 02:29 PM   #2
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Without a doubt it would be a sharp knife. Everyone has knives, but they are usually just a little sharper than their butter knives. Most people have basic pots and pans and while they may not be the best, you can make due with them, but a sharp knife seems to be an endangered species among not foodies.
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Old 03-06-2006, 02:35 PM   #3
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lol.. just have to laugh because I do not own a decent knife!!! I go to friends or my MIL house to cook and I always cut myself because I'm so used to cooking and preparing food with dull cheep horried knives.
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Old 03-06-2006, 02:42 PM   #4
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My husband is in charge of keeping knives in fighting form, and he has bought different sharpening systems over the years. But even when it was inexpensive knives, they were always sharp. But I visit friends and family, and they always want me to cook, and I'm happy to oblige. My mom has just asked me what I'm cooking her when I visit this year. But I swear, I am bringing my own knives!!
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Old 03-06-2006, 02:44 PM   #5
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When I know I will be cooking somewhere else I bring my owns chefs knife. I use a knife safe to transport it.
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Old 03-06-2006, 03:22 PM   #6
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A knife safe? What in the heck is that?
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Old 03-06-2006, 03:28 PM   #7
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Click on the link. It will show you a picture and give a description. Basically is it a plastic housing for the knife that allows you to bring your blades with you and still remain safe from accidental cuts. You can put your knife in the knife safe and then just toss it in your suitcase without worrying that someone will reach in and get hurt. I used them while I did not have a knife block. I kept all my knives (except my cleaver) in their own knife safe and then kept them all in a drawer. I did not have to worry about damaging them this way.
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Old 03-06-2006, 03:37 PM   #8
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When we go on vacation every winter, I always take a couple of my knives with me in the very same knife safes that GB linked to.

Our timeshare has a 'fully equipped' kitchen. Sadly, my version of 'fully equipped' differs from theirs. The knives are a must. I wish I could pack some decent pots and pans as well. All they have are some thin SS stuff that is pre-programmed to burn your food.
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I'm with pds!! LOL
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Tx.. are you sure we're not twins separated at birth or something? You're very much like me. : )
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