I'm in love, but I'm afraid it's unrequited. My new Victorinox knife slipped out of my grip this weekend and bit me just a little on the finger. Two BandAids and some embarrassment bear witness to some rather clumsy knife skills. Perhaps I can blame the wonderfully sharp blade and light handle, however; accustomed to heavier, more awkward knives, I was unprepared for its lightness and agility. That lightness is part of why this Victorinox Forschner 8-inch Chef's Knife ($35, Amazon) took top honors in a recent equipment test by Cook's Illustrated, helping it to beat out much more expensive knives.
Four recipes and gift tags to use for making Christmas #gifts. Celebration Cookies, Batter Bowl Brownies, Cowboy Chili and Harvest Pumpkin Bread. Layer dry ingredients in a Batter Bowl, put on the lid and tie with a bow. Cute!