KNIFE

KNIFE

Every kitchen has one, every cook needs one. Knife: The Cult, Craft and Culture of the Cook’s Knife is an essential, informative, and great looking book all about the history, form, and creation of knives. If this humble culinary tool fascinates you as much as it should, you’ll love everything about this book from it’s alluring illustrations to it’s lustful photography.

Interviewing knife-makers, chefs, and collectors, Tim Hayward explores how the relationship between the chef and blade has evolved the knife as well as the ways we prepare food. Knife is essentially a reference book with descriptions and photographs of over 40 types of knife, including Damascus blades, Chinese cleavers, and sushi knives. If this all sounds great but you don’t even know how to properly hold a knife, read this book and you’ll be an expert on knife-wielding grips and techniques.