You’re a smart, intelligent woman, I know you are. So why are all your kitchen knives so dull?
You know what I’m talking about. That set that you received as a wedding gift two dozen years ago that you could step on barefoot without getting even a nick.
I understand. If you don’t know how to sharpen your knives, if you think the honer is the sharpener, or if you don’t even know what a honer is, then how would you go about sharpening anyway?
Or, you also might (secretly) have no real idea how to use your knives. Let’s keep them dull you think. Dull knives are safer than sharp.
In fact, the opposite is true.
If one of your goals for this year is to make healthy cooking a more meaningful part of your life (a great promise to yourself) then I am telling you this. You need sharp knives.
3 Good Reasons Why You Need a Sharp Knife
Sharp knives work the way they are supposed to. Take your dull knife. Now imagine a nice, ripe summer tomato. Then recall all the times that your dull knife tried to cut through that tomato. A dull knife takes more time in the kitchen and time is something we don’t have a lot of.
A sharp knife is actually safer. This fact might seem counterintuitive. While sharp knives can invoke visions of horror movies, trust me, a dull knife is dangerous. Cutting through that tomato? Your knife is guaranteed to slip and cut you because it couldn’t make the cut. Yes, you can cut yourself with a sharp knife, but you can cut yourself with a dull knife too.
You want to feel successful at cooking. I have been cooking, chopping, slicing, dicing and mincing for a very long time and once you are in the groove, there is nothing more satisfying then working with your (sharp) knife. I was there once, dull knife in hand, trying to hack through a couple of onions. And yes, I have cut myself more than once. Yet, once you gain the skills, your knife is like your personal kitchen assistant. Chopping becomes faster and more streamlined. And more satisfying. A dull knife is a never ending frustration in the kitchen.
Healthy Eating Starts with a Sharp Knife
Interested in learning how to get your knife skills up to speed? If you have a desire to up your game in the kitchen this year please join me in the Green Palette Kitchen for my upcoming class: Smart Women, Sharp Knives.
Bring your own knives to class and learn the secrets to easy sharpening in a non-intimidating, fun class. After our knives get sharp, you’ll learn some basic cutting skills and key kitchen secrets, such as how to make sure you NEVER cut yourself in the kitchen or how to chop an onion without ever crying. Make this your kitchen year!
Click HERE to get on the early interest list and I will send you all the details.