Even though I am not much more than a glorified home cook (if that), I know one indisputable fact: sharp knives are a kitchen essential! It’s amazing how often people ask me for a lesson (or in fact if I would sharpen their knives for them). Thankfully, I was smart enough to know better than to touch another persons cutlery!
That said, I have always spent time practicing and honing my technique at with my Henckels. I found this great video over at Gourmet.com that demonstrates one of the many ways you can increase your chances of losing a digit! It’s a short, but effective demonstration! For those of you that want to explore this a little further … read up over at Atlanta Cuisine. Having a pro take your babies for a little bit is well worth the investment.