I have joined the Elite
with a Shun Knife
Lucky me, my mother surprised me at Christmas with a $200 voucher for Sur la Table again. And I'd only just finished spending the last one. This time I had a clear idea of what I needed: A saucepan and a Chef's knife. My friend Del came with me to Sur La Table to watch me choose. First of all we spent about 20 minutes choosing exactly the kind of saucepan I needed. So far so good, $100, just enough change for a Chef's Knife. In Sur La Table they let you handle all the knifes, so without worrying about names or trends or prices I decided to choose my knife by feel. All the way through the competition, a J.A. Henckels® knife was heading the field, easily winning out over cooler looking knives like the Global.
Of course - there was one knife that the server didn't bring down to show me, but it caught my eye nevertheless. You want to try the Shun? Do I want to? Yes, of course. Wow! That's all I can say. When I put it in my hand, if felt like it had been born to be there. Handcrafted in Seki City, Japan, the center of ancient samurai tradition, the Elite’s stunning design is apparently directly inspired by the artful aesthetics of samurai swords. It's beautiful and it feels great too. Lucky me and a huge thank you to my lovely mum!
(I only had 5 cents change out of $200 for this beauty so the saucepan of my dreams will have to wait til next time)
PS A Response from Dosa
Last week I published a review of Dosa. Owner Anjan Mitra emailed me with a response I would like to share with you. Additionally, Anjan left some very detailed comments on the original review which you might be interested in checking out too.
Links, Resources and Further Reading
Bay Area Resources:
At the Ferry Building | Sur La Table
Online Shopping | Sur La Table
Find Shun | at Kershaw Knives
Blogging Shun too | NYC Foodie
|Archive Alert! On this date in 2005: Hachis Parmentier de Canard.|
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