All About Knives
Led by Laurence Mate
Monday, July 13th, 6-7:30pm
$10 owner/$15 non-owner
Knives are probably the single most used tool in the kitchen, but also the most neglected. Would you know how to pick out a good kitchen knife? Have you ever experienced the simple pleasure of working with a truly sharp knife? Find out in this class.
In addition to learning what to look for in a good knife and how to take care of it, in this class you will get your hands on a freshly sharpened knife, learn to use it safely, and practice some of the classical methods of slicing, dicing, and mincing (batonnet, julienne, brunoise, chiffonade).
teacher info: Laurence Mate has been playing with edge tools almost as long as he's been cooking. He operates a local knife-sharpening business out of his woodshop in Champaign and at Prairie Fruits Farm summer market. He currently sharpens knives for Common Ground, Prairie Fruits Farm, and Dancing Dog.
notes: bring a chef’s knife, if you have one! If you'd like, you can come early and get your own knife sharpened for an additional $5. (You can also bring additional knives and drop them off for sharpening.)
type of class: demonstration and participatory knife work