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Old 05-10-2014, 08:29 PM
 
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I love my antique Victorinox butcher knife. I have it professionally sharpened twice a year.
thats what i use too, victronix forschner

excellent knives!
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Old 05-10-2014, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Chicago W Suburbs
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Like the earlier poster, I have no problem whatsoever with garlic; it's the way a real pro chops larger vegetables that impresses me most.
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Old 05-10-2014, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Chicago - Logan Square
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thats what i use too, victronix forschner

excellent knives!
Hell yeah. I have a lot of "nice" knives (Global, Messermeister, Shun, Misono, Kikuichi...) that my wife gets me as presents every year. I have two sets of 7 Forschner knives that account for 99.9% of the cooking i do. One set is for home, the other is for travel. They are really all I'll ever need.

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Old 05-11-2014, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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Was hashing thru some of my older threads - Severely roughing it.
and was thinking, that one post I responded to, that person impressed me with their outdoor skills.

So, we're all cooks or wanna be cooks here. What's your skill? What can you do that you are proud of , or have had someone tell you, "That's great!" "THIS IS AWESOME!!!" or "Nice Job!"

I make chili that make people stop talking and just eat. Yeah, I do that. Steak and fresh Jalapenos for the win chili. My mom used to say, "You know it's good when you don't hear anyone talking." I can also cut a bird or ham/or debone them at a table without looking like a man with a hacksaw attacking Play-Doh.
I wish I had good "knife skills". Some of my stuff looks pretty ugly.
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Old 05-11-2014, 01:14 PM
 
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How do you sharpen a ceramic knife...duh!
You need a diamond stone for sharpening ceramic knives. They're not terribly expensive -- you can get them on amazon. Keeping the angle precise while sharpening can be a problem, but if you tape a penny to the spine of the knife and sharpen keeping the penny in light contact with the stone, that will give you a good angle.
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Old 05-11-2014, 02:13 PM
 
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My dad is a great cook. All my life I have been impressed with his cooking abilities. But he is always so bashful about his skills. I wish I could cook as good as him. I consider myself an alright cook but one of my few specialties that I really enjoy are my homemade enchiladas. Have not had any better in my life.
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