Just the thought of searching for the perfect chef’s knife can be daunting. If you’ve never shopped for one before, you may not know where to begin. Not all knives are created equally. The variety can be dizzying – especially at a store like Korin.
Korin boasts a wide selection of Western-style knives, which are designed to have the versatility and functionality needed in Western cooking and have sturdy double-ground blades. Learn more about the sub-genres of Western-style knives here.
Want to take a deeper dive into the world of knives? Take a listen to these episodes!
EPISODE 12 ART OF JAPANESE KNIVES
Akiko Katayama sits down with Saori Kawano, founder and president of Korin Japanese Trading Corp. Sharing how she moved from Japan to New York in 1978 to pursue her lifelong dream of bringing Japanese knives and tableware into American restaurants and homes, Saori highlights the history, styles, and uses for these knives. Curious what distinguishes a western blade from a traditional Japanese knife or why your sashimi is cut so precisely? Tune in to this informative episode!
A TASTE OF THE PAST
EPISODE 168 THE HISTORY OF KNIVES WITH PETER HERTZMANN
Peter Hertzmann is an author, instructor, blogger, historian, and occasional butcher. Peter’s expertise that shines through the all of his skills is that of knives. Linda Pelaccio interviews him about the origins of the chef’s knife, which actually didn’t even exist a mere 50 years ago!
ASK A CLEAN PERSON
EPISODE 30 ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK
Jolie Kerr joins Daniel Gritzer and Lesley Stockton in studio to talk knife and cutting board care. Daniel is the Culinary Director at Serious Eats, where he writes about food, cooking, and recipes, with an eye to obsessive recipe testing and myth-busting while Lesley is a staff writer and the test kitchen manager at The Sweethome who has been working in restaurant, catering, and test kitchens for almost two decades. Between why you should never put a chef’s knife in the dishwasher, the right way to hand-wash, and a gruesome slicing story, plus cleaning advice for the faithful cutting board, this episode is not to be missed!