A few weeks ago I received a 20-piece cutlery set at a PR event here in New York (it's up for grabs so click through if you want it) and it got me thinking about how many people buy knife sets. As you have probably heard me say before, I believe you only really need two knives: a paring knife and a chef's knife. If you can only pick one, it's obviously the chef's knife. If allowing yourself three, a serrated bread knife is handy.
Now, back the issue of the knife set: I'd like to take an anonymous survey, and please do tell the truth:
As for that 20-piece set collecting dust under my desk? I do hate to see things go to waste so if there's some knife-hungry person near enough to our downtown Manhattan offices who will come pick it up, it's yours.
The first person to email me at sarakate (at) apartmenttherapy (dot) com with a time and day when they will mosey over to our offices near Canal and Broadway wins. And if you dare, tell us what you'll do with each of the 20 pieces below in the comments.
Sara Kate is the founding editor of The Kitchn. She co-founded the site in 2005 and has since written three cookbooks. The third, written with co-author Faith Durand, is The Kitchn Cookbook. It will be published in Fall 2014 by Clarkson Potter.
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