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Vie Belles’s Reserve knife series will help you cut with precision. They are so efficient and reliable that they may end up being the only knives you will ever need. They have all been tried, tested, and found capable of giving you the best cuts for years to come. In addition, they are made with beautiful details and offer workhorse-like capabilities that will make you fall in love.
Chances are that you have come across an all-purpose kitchen knife that features hollowed-out indentations on the edge of its blade. Most people often mistake this knife for the Western chef knife due to the numerous similarities that exist between them. However, a Santoku knife is not the same as a chef knife.
A chef knife is one of the most important tools you can have in your kitchen. It is widely known that knives are defined mainly by their hand-feel. However, a good knife should be about much more than just a comfortable handle.
Wash wooden boards with a bit of soap, rinse in hot water, wipe clean, and allow to dry upright. For board maintenance: every few weeks generously sprinkle coarse salt over the surface of the board, rub it with a sliced lemon, then rinse well with hot water. If your cutting boards are made from butcher block, once a month apply a small amount of mineral oil or beeswax, rubbing with a lint-free cloth in the direction of the wood grain. (Walnut oil, almond oil, and pure tung oil are good alternatives, but stay away from olive or vegetable oils, as they turn rancid quickly.) Reapply until the wood stops absorbing the oil. Wipe off excess and dry board overnight.