New knife!

A fancy kitchenware shop in downtown Montreal was having a going-out-of-business sale, and we profited by acquiring a shiny new knife. Japanese cuisine of course requires lots of slicing and dicing of vegetables and fish, and Yusuke was a happy chef with this new tool. I hasten to note that our previous knives were more of the WalMart variety, so this was a substantial step up.

Japanese knives aren’t necessarily easy to come by here (and if found, they are not particularly affordable). But this knife has solid German craftsmanship, “a unique synthesis of design, ergonomics, and function.” To give the specs, it’s a 160 mm (6 inch) stainless steel slicing knife, Twin Cuisine model, made by Zwilling J.A. Henckels.

Very efficient, for example, for transforming this okra into a lovely sticky mass in seconds.

Okra chopping action

Okra chopping action

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