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Old 02-02-2014, 07:57 PM   #11
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Katy, from your picture, I would have never dreamed you were old enough to be married 24 years. Then again, there's PF's picture who isn't even old enough to cook.

Sadly I am old enough, but I have not been married for 24 years. (My ex ditched me for a 20 year old 12 years ago.) And my maths is out - I was only married for 10 years... maths has always been a problem for me!

The picture is me though - taken last July when there was a weird yellow thing in the sky. Allegedly, it is something called "the sun".
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Old 02-03-2014, 12:42 PM   #12
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I recently replaced some old knives with Victorinox (the Swiss Army Knife people). Cooks Illustrated rated them very highly so I picked up a chef's knife, filleting knife, santoku & carving knives. All at around $40 each. Very happy with them. I deliberately didn't get a knife set as I had one or two knives I wanted to keep and only needed to replace a few.

And I don't even feel it anymore when I cut through my finger
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Old 02-07-2014, 10:00 PM   #13
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I'd vote for a santoku, it's the knife I use 95% of the time. A paring knife is essential, along with a serrated knife. I'd never buy a set.
The only serrated knife I own is a bread slicer. If you have sharp knives, you don't need a serrated knife for anything else. It's a common myth that you need a serrated knife for tomatoes.
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Old 02-07-2014, 10:06 PM   #14
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The only serrated knife I own is a bread slicer. If you have sharp knives, you don't need a serrated knife for anything else. It's a common myth that you need a serrated knife for tomatoes.

I actually have a tomato knife as part of a Henckels set. I use it to slice bagels.
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Old 02-08-2014, 12:06 AM   #15
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The only serrated knife I own is a bread slicer. If you have sharp knives, you don't need a serrated knife for anything else. It's a common myth that you need a serrated knife for tomatoes.
It may be a myth in your house but not in mine. My knives aren't always perfectly sharp when I want to slice a tomato.
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Old 02-08-2014, 09:46 PM   #16
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It may be a myth in your house but not in mine. My knives aren't always perfectly sharp when I want to slice a tomato.
Not aimed directly at you, but why would anyone who frequents this forum not have sharp knives? I can take any knife in my block, give it a couple of swipes on the hone, and slice a fresh, garden grown tomato paper thin. I'm not as anal about it as some are - I can't shave with them, but I do keep my knives functionally sharp. It takes almost no effort to do so.
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Old 02-08-2014, 09:47 PM   #17
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Not everyone here are knife people...
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Old 02-08-2014, 09:53 PM   #18
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I don't shave with mine either. Though I probably should look into it. DH gets extremely disappointed when I get out the ceramic knives, he loves to use the electric Chef's Choice knife sharpener. And I do like a serrated knife to cut tomatoes and bread.
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Old 02-08-2014, 10:35 PM   #19
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Not aimed directly at you, but why would anyone who frequents this forum not have sharp knives? I can take any knife in my block, give it a couple of swipes on the hone, and slice a fresh, garden grown tomato paper thin. I'm not as anal about it as some are - I can't shave with them, but I do keep my knives functionally sharp. It takes almost no effort to do so.
I'm amused that a member since 2005 is shocked that many of us who hang our hats here, often don't care how sharp our are knives are at any given moment.
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Every once in a while Stirling complains that a knife could be sharper. I grab it and hone it (He won't do it. I think he is afraid to.) He's always surprised.
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