Have you ever wondered why chefs have all those different knives?  And what they are for?   The kitchen knife is the most essential of cooking tools. Knives Cooks Love is a comprehensive 180 pages of knowledge on buying, sharpening, using, storing, and otherwise getting great use out of a good knife (or three).  And it has lots of photos of beautiful knives – the damascus steel ones are works of art.

The best book on knives you'll ever find

I have something of a weakness for  knives, to the extent of my partner going ‘ack!’ when I wave one around, so was delighted to get my copy of Knives Cooks Love for just $5 at a pop up stall in a mall a couple of years ago.  I’ve since bought one for a wedding present (along with a old cook’s knife and sharpener), and hones my knowledge (sorry, couldn’t resist) on the finer points of knife terminology, use and care.

If you get geeked up about kitchen knives and their uses, Knives Cooks Love is a book you’ll actual

ly sit down and read. It has some recipes too, so it’s a 2 in 1 bargain.

via Fishpond link  Knives Cooks Love: Selection. Care. Techniques. Recipes..

A few links to sites about damascus steel knives – just eye candy for knife-a-holics!

Mastersign      Esford (Australian)      UniqueJapan      DevinThomas

And of course we couldn’t NOT include Bob Kramer‘s beautiful works of art