Kitchen Confidential, and a Beautiful Knife

Kitchen Confidential, and a Beautiful Knife

My favourite book last year was Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain.  Recommended by my friend Jenney from Buzzfeed's Books to read in your 20's  (or 30's *ahem*). It's a brilliant read.  He tells cracking stories about his early career working in restaurants in New York. Especially fascinating if you've ever worked in a restaurant.

Because I'm easily influenced I went straight out and bought his holy-grail knife recommendation -  the one and only knife you will ever need in your life etc etc..  It's from the Global brand, 18 inch, stainless steel, very lightweight, with a handle that's comfortable to use.  She's a beaut.  It's also lethal, and I'm a little scared of it.  But if you're looking for one knife that will last, and works for almost everything in the kitchen I'd certainly recommend it.  I was such a fan I bought it for my Dad and Uncle for Christmas.

Recipe: Prawn Cocktail Lettuce Cup

Recipe: Prawn Cocktail Lettuce Cup

Some Like It What?

Some Like It What?