Why a good knife is the most important item in the kitchen

From off-the-shelf models to custom-made pieces, your perfect blade is out there somewhere

4th October, 2020
Why a good knife is the most important item in the kitchen
Fingal Ferguson: ‘My journey as a knife maker started out with Rory Conner, probably the most important and original knife maker in the country.’ Picture: Joleen Cronin

What’s the most important piece of equipment in your kitchen? Is it your oven or hob, or perhaps a favourite pot or pan that is your go-to item for cooking a favourite meal?

Ask any chef this question, however, and the odds are they’ll come back with the same answer: their knife. The reason? It’s the utensil that is most often in their hands, the tool that decides the size, the finish and...

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