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Sponsored Post: WÜSTHOF CLASSIC 8-inch Cook’s Knife Giveaway From Craftsy

Cook's Knife

Photo courtesy of Wüsthof

My love of fancypants kitchen knives is well documented and one of my very favorite knife makers is Wüsthof. I have a number of their knives on the magnetic strip in my kitchen, and use them nearly every day.

The Wüsthof knife I reach for most often is WÜSTHOF CLASSIC 8-inch Cook’s Knife. It’s well balanced, stays wickedly sharp, and is a joy to use. The one that lives in my kitchen came with my husband when we combined our households back in 2008. He still refers to it as his knife, but I think we all know that it’s really mine.

A few weeks back, I wrote a post about Craftsy’s free Complete Knife Skills class and all the useful things I’d learned from it (along with a recipe for carrot and red pepper refrigerator pickles). In order to continue the knife skills love, Craftsy has kindly offered to give away one WÜSTHOF CLASSIC 8-inch Cook’s Knife to a Food in Jars reader.

This giveaway is a little different from the ones I typically offer here, in that you need to go over to the Craftsy site to enter your name (comments left on this post won’t get you entry this time). If you don’t have one, you will need to create an account on Craftsy in order to enter, but it shouldn’t take long and they are good citizens when it comes to user information.

There’s just one entry per person. The winner will be chosen at random. The giveaway closes at 11:59 pm on Saturday, March 22, 2014.

Click here to enter to win a WÜSTHOF CLASSIC 8-inch Cook’s Knife!

PS: All Craftsy food and cooking classes are up to 50% off through the weekend, so if you’ve ever wanted to learn more at Artisan Bread Making, Mother Sauces, or Vietnamese Classics, this is your chance to do so at a bargain!

For more about this series of sponsored posts and my year-long partnership with Craftsy, please visit this post.

Official disclosure statement: This is sponsored post from Craftsy. I was compensated for this post. However, all opinions remain my own.


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Giveaway: Wüsthof Classic 7 Inch Chinese Cleaver

Wusthof Classic 7" Chinese Cleaver

I firmly believe that it’s important to have the right knife for the job. Sure, you can get most of your kitchen work done with a sturdy chef’s knife, a good serrated bread slicer, and sharp little paring knife, but when you get into deeper chopping and mincing, it’s sometimes nice to have some serious slicing power at hand.

That’s where the Wüsthof Classic 7 Inch Chinese Cleaver comes it. It’s flies through piles of vegetables (good for all that holiday cooking), holds a wickedly sharp edge, and has a wide flat blade that is fabulous for smashing garlic. I also like to use the blunt edge for bruising herbs, lemongrass, and other general tenderizing tasks.

It’s a knife that takes a little getting used to if you’re more accustomed to working with a smaller blade, but once you get comfortable with it, you’ll find yourself reaching for it all the time.

the cleaver in action

Thanks the lovely people at Wüsthof, I have one of these fabulous Wüsthof Cleavers to give away to a Food in Jars reader. Here’s how to enter!

  1. Leave a comment on this post and tell me about the give you’re most looking forward to giving this holiday season.
  2. Comments will close at 11:59 pm east coast time on Saturday, December 7, 2013. Winner will be chosen at random and will be posted to the blog on Sunday.
  3. Giveaway is open to US residents (apologies to my more far-flung readers).
  4. One comment per person, please. Entries must be left via the comment form on the blog at the bottom of this post. I do not accept submissions via email.

Disclosure: Wüsthof has provided both my review unit of the Wüsthof Classic 7 Inch Chinese Cleaver and the giveaway unit at no cost to me. However, my opinions remain entirely my own.

Wüsthof Defining Edge and Chai Dao Knife Giveaway

Life has been something of a whirlwind lately. I made it through the Seattle leg of my book tour and now I’m now in Portland, hanging out with the family, teaching canning and getting ready to be on TV in the morning (I’ll be doing a pickle demo on AM Northwest at 9 am tomorrow morning).

Soon, I hope to do a bit more of a Seattle round-up, as well as post a recipe (this is still a food blog, after all) and remind you Portlanders that I’ll be at the Hawthorne Powell’s on Saturday at 2 pm. However, there’s a giveaway that I’ve been promising for weeks and I have to get it up before another day goes by.

Back in April, the folks from Wüsthof got in touch to tell me about their Defining the Edge campaign and asked if I’d be interested in helping spread the word about the campaign and also do a giveaway of their new 7-inch Chai Dao knife. After losing a good half-hour watching the chef-focused videos and how-to segments they’d produced for the campaign, I said yes.

I love good, creative video that features people doing interesting stuff in food and think that the segments they produced were worth sharing. They managed to select three people who deserve the spotlight, including San Francisco’s Richie Nakano (I knew him originally from his blog Line Cook and he wrote a really interesting and honest essay about participating in the campaign).

I’m also always willing to check out a new knife. I love cutlery and I’m constantly on the look-out for a new favorite tool. Before I left Philly for this tour, I was really enjoying having this curved-blade, easy to rock knife as part of my kitchen workforce. I think it will come in very handy this summer as I head into the season of chopping, mincing and breaking down massive piles of produce (the wide blade is awesome for smashing garlic).

If you’re interested in winning yourself 7-inch Chai Dao, here’s what you need to do.

  1. Leave a comment on this post and share what motivates you in the kitchen. Good produce? Music? Delicious chocolate?
  2. Comments will close at 11:59 pm eastern time on Wednesday, June 20, 2012. Winner will be chosen at random (using random.org) and will be posted to the blog on Thursday, June 21, 2012
  3. Giveaway is open to U.S. readers only. My apologies to those in Canada and beyond.
  4. One entry/comment per person, please.

If you’re interested in watching some of the videos that Wüsthof produced, I’ve included them after the jump.

Disclosure: Wüsthof sent me a Chai Bao knife so that I could try it out and take pictures of it for this post. I received no other compensation for this post. My opinions are all my own and have not been influenced by the receipt of the knife. 

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Wusthof Vegetable Knife Winner

We have a winner! My apologies that this is 12 or so hours later than promised, but I’m currently in Austin, TX, waiting for my younger sister to have her first baby, so I’m a bit off my game at the moment.

Random.org has selected #912, which is commenter Kerry. She said,

“My favorite autumn vegetable is butternut squash and I make a mean scalloped squash casserole although the recipe is different every year.”

Kerry, I love the sound of scalloped squash casserole. How delicious that must be!

Thanks to all of you who took the time to leave comments and share your favorite fall produce!

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Giveaway: Wüsthof Vegetable Knife

Wüsthof Vegetable Knife

When I was in high school, I was pen obsessed. I kept buying new ones, thinking that somehow each new pen would improve my handwriting, make me a better student and some generally brighten my prospects as a human being. Eventually, I got my thinking straightened out and realized that no tube of plastic and ink had that kind of power. Still, my appreciation for the sense of possibility that is contained in a fresh pen has never diminished.

pear chutney with dried cherries and ginger

In recent years, in part because I have enough leftover from high school and college to last me a lifetime, my pen purchases have slowed nearly to a stop. However, I found a new object that contains that same sense of promise. The kitchen knife. Now knives are more expensive than pens, so new ones don’t drift into my life as frequently as writing utensils once did, but I still love the excitement that comes when I introduce a new one into my kitchen.

Wüsthof Vegetable Knife The latest cutting tool to find space on my magnetic strip is this new vegetable knife from Wüsthof. What I love about this knife is that it is designed to make easy work of vegetables and it does it really well. As someone who spends a great deal of time breaking down produce for preserving, it’s been a godsend to have a knife that helps prevent food from sticking to the sides of the blade.

Wüsthof Vegetable Knife

The holes work in tandem narrow raised strip to help stubborn veg slide right off the blade (think about how annoying chopped potatoes can be, as so often they cling to the knife as you make your slices). So far, I’ve used this knife to break down a pumpkin (worked like a dream), chunk up sweet potatoes (perfection) and make quick work of a mountain of apples (nary a sticking piece among them). I’m counting on it to help me work through half a bushel of pears tomorrow and I’m sure it will do admirably well.

Wüsthof Vegetable Knife

Happily, the kind folks at Wüsthof have offered to give me one of these most excellent vegetables knives to giveaway here. It’s just the thing for all those winter root vegetables that are now coming into season. For more information on this knife and the full line of Wüsthof products, make sure to click over to their Facebook page and like it. That way, you’ll stay up-to-date with all their tools and any future giveaways!

Here are the giveaway details…

  1. To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on this post and tell me about your favorite autumn vegetable. Feel free to share a recipe if you have a favorite way of preparing it.
  2. Comments will close at 11:59 pm eastern time on Wednesday, October 26, 2011. Winner will be chosen at random (using random.org) and will be posted to the blog on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
  3. Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only (apologies to my more far-flung readers).
  4. One entry/comment per person, please.

Disclosure: Wüsthof gave me the knife that I’ve been using for the last few weeks and are provided the one for this giveaway. As always, my opinions are still all my own. It’s a good product and I’m happy to be able to share it with you guys.