Making The Cut

22 Oct


Check out this new toy:

Tojiro DP Knife

Pretty sweet, n’est ce pas?

When I first moved to Calgary, I didn’t have a cent to spare. When I did, my cents went to the necessities of life  like Frye boots and new skis. Good knives? Whatever. I bought a shiny set of six from a no name store and they looked great sitting on the counter top. For cutting, however, they fall far short of great. I tortured vegetables. My diced tomatoes looked like I gnawed them into pieces and spit them onto the cutting board. Gordon Ramsey would’ve blown a gasket.

Then, a dear friend bought me this Tojiro knife from Knifewear, here in Calgary. This specialty shop specializes in knives made by the makers of Japanese samurai swords. You can even see the folds of steel in the blade of my Tojiro. This knife is from Niigata City, Japan — an area famous for knives and sake.

Methinks homemade sushi is in order for this weekend. Tomorrow, we’ll hit the shops for fresh tuna and salmon, and roll ourselves a little party.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend, dears! Any big plans?



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