Do you suffer from dull, lifeless blades? Do you squish umami from every garden fresh tomato? Do you brutalize your cucumbers, peppers and apples? Have you over applied a dull blade, only for it to skid into the meat of your palm? I did. And I was mad as hell, and I wasn't going to take it any more. I took my angst to social media and soon, I was on my way to resolving my cutlery issues.
Last week, Francesco Palmieri, chef and owner of the acclaimed The Orange Squirrel, and I headed to NYC on a mission for new knives.