In the past week, I’ve checked off four birthday list items. I was an overnight guest at a monastery; I tried foot reflexology; I finished the book Appointment in Samarra; I bought my first left-handed knife.
My monastery experience will be a separate post, coming soon. I think my foot reflexology experience was really just a thorough foot massage. That was fine with me. Appointment in Samarra (#22 on the Modern Library’s Top 100 Novels list) was a story of boozy, privileged discontent. And the knife!
The knife. Life changing. I’ve always felt a little out of control when using sharp kitchen utensils, which may be part of the reason why I don’t cook much. Opening a bottle of wine with a corkscrew was always near impossible for me. Come to find out that it’s because as a left hander, I turn it counter-clockwise when it’s supposed to be turned clockwise.
I bought a left-handed bread knife online because I was curious to see if it made a difference. Whenever I cut slices off a bread loaf, they are at a serious angle. Well, was there a difference with the left-handed knife! The control I felt left me awestruck. The slice I cut was perfectly straight. Here’s why.
Anything Lefthanded in the U.K. is a godsend! Someday I will have a dream kitchen with left-handed peelers and paring knives…
Love it! Control in the kitchen is priceless. I hope the knife inspires many food adventures.
I am sure it will!
Glad you liked our bread knife and thank you for linking back to our video page, Keith, Owner of Anything Left Handed
Yes, I’ll be buying more knives in the future! 🙂