"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Cookware and Accessories > Knives
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-01-2012, 09:39 PM   #11
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: here
Posts: 3,612
Jacques Pepin seems very proud of his chopping skills if recent TV shows are any indication. (These are the shows after Julia passed.) Honestly I can't recall seeing any chef chop faster than Jacques, and I advise anybody to not try to keep up with his speed, but rather, observe his technique. Then aspire to use the same technique but slow it down. Jacques has probably already cooked 10x to 100x the meals any of us will cook in a lifetime. Few of us could possibly keep up with him, but he has good style.
__________________

__________________
Greg Who Cooks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2012, 11:39 PM   #12
Chef Extraordinaire
 
buckytom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: My mountain
Posts: 18,729
Quote:
Originally Posted by GLC View Post
Three-finger mesh gloves a bit less.
i would tbink they'd be 40% off, and for people who didn't learn the first two times...
__________________

__________________
in nomine patri, et fili, et spiritus sancti.


Meh nom eh noh...doot dooooo do do do.
buckytom is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2012, 11:58 PM   #13
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: here
Posts: 3,612
When you take that idea to the logical extreme I imagine you can get all kinds of stump attachments after you've made 5 mistakes!

Or just invite Edward Scissorhands over to do your chopping, slicing and roast carving!
__________________
Greg Who Cooks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2012, 12:40 AM   #14
Chef Extraordinaire
 
buckytom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: My mountain
Posts: 18,729
don't be silly.

stumps are great for tenderizing meat..
__________________
in nomine patri, et fili, et spiritus sancti.


Meh nom eh noh...doot dooooo do do do.
buckytom is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2012, 10:08 AM   #15
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 41,362
Daizymae, I've cut myself with both sharp and dull knives. To me, the only difference is that a cut from a dull knife hurts more. In my opinion, the main reason people cut themselves while using a knife is because they become careless or distracted. That includes cutting faster than you are truly comfortable going.

I'd bet that you would tire of using any safety devices after a while.
__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2012, 10:16 AM   #16
Executive Chef
 
Timothy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: St. Augustine, Florida
Posts: 2,491
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daizymae View Post
I know that this is an old topic, but what I am looking for is a metal mesh glove worn on the left hand. I saw a sandwich-maker at Safeway using this.

Does anyone here know if this is readily available or if one has to shop at the comercial kitchen supply companies?

Thanks! I have had no luck finding a well-rated one on the Web.

PS: Yes, a few hours ago I just sliced about 1/2 of the nailbed off of my left middle finger while slicing scallions for the scrambled eggs. Never again. I've never bled like this and now I can't touch-type either.
Hey Daizymae! here ya go:
Amazon.com: steel mesh gloves
__________________
Confirmed Sushi Addict
Timothy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2012, 10:16 AM   #17
Head Chef
 
GLC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Near Austin, Texas
Posts: 1,216
Quote:
Originally Posted by buckytom View Post
don't be silly.

stumps are great for tenderizing meat..
And the hook hand is invaluable in barbecuing.
__________________
"Kitchen duty is awarded only to those of manifest excellence..." - The Master, Dogen
GLC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2012, 10:24 AM   #18
Head Chef
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: USA,Florida
Posts: 2,409
I agree with Andy. I cut right through the nail on my lefdt middle finger while cutting up butter to put into a pie crust. Bled like crazy. It happened because I wasn;'t paying attention.
__________________
I can resist anything, but temptation. Oscar Wilde
lyndalou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2012, 10:29 AM   #19
Executive Chef
 
Timothy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: St. Augustine, Florida
Posts: 2,491
Quote:
Originally Posted by buckytom View Post
don't be silly.

stumps are great for tenderizing meat..
Quote:
Originally Posted by GLC View Post
And the hook hand is invaluable in barbecuing.

Not to mention it greatly simplifies "pointing" No fingers to choose from!
__________________
Confirmed Sushi Addict
Timothy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2012, 12:47 PM   #20
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: here
Posts: 3,612
Having a stump is also a very effective treatment for nail biting.
__________________

__________________
Greg Who Cooks is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:45 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.