Friday, July 01, 2005


My Global Obsession

When Sam from becks and posh came up with this brillant meme, I knew immediately in my head what I was going to write up on – the item that I obsess most about in the kitchen, KNIVES!

I grew up with the kitchen mantra of buy a good set of knives and you will never regret it. No surprise then when I lived on my own, the first item that I bought for the kitchen was a chef’s knife. My mother started me on a set of Henkels, which served me good and well, but I decided that I wanted to try the something Japanese, something Global. What first drew me to the knives was how they looked, they looked so sleek and mean and I decided that I had to get one. I fished for an excuse and decided, well I need an Asian vegetable knife and so I bought a Global Asian Vegetable knife. It was love at first slice! So sharp, so good to handle, so beautiful. My love for the knife soon became an obsession, I could not only had one, I wanted ALL. Unfortunately the closest to all is the 5 piece set that I bought. I still want them all, but my mother already shoots me dirty looks when I wander off the the knife section at the departmental stalls and hence I shall have to lie low now, or do my shopping online. The next one I wish to acquire is the sashimi knife - that looks like a real lean, mean fish slicing machine. I WANT THAT NOW. Pleease?

Brillant meme! Sam, I hope you find something you liked!


Blogger Sam said...

Thank you for the enthusiastic post! I think I grew up with the mantra of why spend all that money on something so sharp when you can hack your tomato in half with a butter knife. Luckily for me, recently Fred has kindly been educating me in the manner of knives and bought a couple of ceramic ones which I like using now.

I am so looking forward to spending my certificate so thanks for your help creating the shopping list which I hope to post up by the end of next week.


11:23 AM  
Blogger eat stuff said...

I chose a knife too :) I am still at the one out of the set... but I cant wait to pounce on the rest!

12:12 AM  
Blogger sylvie1950 said...

I also chose my set of Global knives as my splurge item. I only have three for now but also know I'm going to purchase another.

10:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi! i know this is totally unrelated but could you tell me the name of the french restaurant you had categorised as "favorite restaurant in singapore"? cos i can't locate it on your site anymore! :( thanks!!

9:33 PM  
Blogger joone! said...

the restaurant is Saint Pierre, at Magazine road. Have a good meal there!

6:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank u very much!! :) will let u noe how my meal goes!!

8:06 PM  
Blogger wombat said...

Just wanna ask how much is Global cost? n where to buy?

I am using Wusthof brand

10:01 AM  
Blogger joone! said...

hi wombat,
If i remember correctly, they usually retail for about S$80-$100 a piece. I purchased mine at robinsons, but CK Tangs carries them as well.

11:14 AM  

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