My Favorite Knife: Home Cook and Mother Amy Whitmore
20 Cooks, 20 Knives: This month, we’re taking a close look at a chef’s most important tool: her knife. We asked 20 cooks, amateurs and professionals, to share their favorite knives and the stories behind them. While chef’s knives are featured prominently, no two are exactly alike, and there are also a few surprises.
Profession: Stay-at-home mom
As a mom of four young kids, the ability to make food look interesting and the ability to do so easily is indispensable. While Amy can’t slice every fruit or vegetable under the sun with her favorite knife gadget, she can certainly whip up some pretty exciting fries or create fun vegetable slices for a snack or salad!
What is your go-to knife? Crinkle cutter.
How long have you had it? Almost one year. My mom had one from my grandpa, and the only way to find them is at antique stores. I found one in college at a mall that had a table full of antique gadgets. That recently broke and I found this one in Chicago at an antique store! It was labeled as a cheese knife. I think I paid $15.
Why did you choose it? It’s one of my favorite knives because it’s so unique and not everyone knows what it is for.
Where do you keep it? In my catch-all utensil drawer.
Are you possessive about your knife? Is anyone else allowed to use it? Not really. No one has asked to used it yet.
What’s the last thing that you made really well (using your knife)? Thin sweet potato fries.