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still learning after all these years,
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This review is from: Knives Cooks Love: How to Buy, Sharpen, and Use Your Most Important Kitchen Tool (Hardcover)
When I had an opportunity to re-stock a kitchen, I wanted to buy some good knives -- but I didn't know how. In the past, I had just bought whatever. I got this book and love it. It has everything you ever wanted to know about knives, and then some. It describes the history of cutlery (short), Things to look for in buying knives, all the different kinds of knives and what they're used for, and how they're used. There's a nice section on cutting techniques as well. Now, I thought after decades of cooking that I knew how to use a knife, but I have learned a lot. The new way of cutting green peppers, for example, makes a world of difference in my prep work. I highly recommend this book. Even if you know all you need or want to about knives, it is just interesting to read. Plus, it has beautiful pictures.