And They Carved Happily Ever After
It's kind of a tradition in our family to give carving sets as wedding presents. I'm not sure how it got started but we all have them, some with fancy sterling silver handles, others with beautiful wooden ones. My Beloved's is a handsome set of Gerber blades with brushed metal handles, presented in a beautiful hardwood case.
My Beloved's nephew will marry a lovely young woman of whom we heartily approve (not that our approval makes any difference but it's always nice when we feel the couple really is just right for each other) at the end of this month, so we went shopping on the internet and discovered a marvelous cutlery shop in the historic shopping district of Petaluma, Kentucky Street.
Sonoma Cutlery. I've never seen such an array of knives in my life, everything from serrated grapefruit cutters to wickedly curved hunting knives to chef's knives of every description. They also carry a nice selection of carving sets and even this honking big bamboo cutting board, complete with a juice moat around the edge. We wanted a set like MB's, but they are no longer made. The sales person couldn't have been nicer or more helpful, either - she knew her stock inside out and she helped us to make a good decision.
If you are looking for a special knife, you couldn't go wrong by visiting Sonoma Cutlery to see what they recommend. They cater to chefs, culinary students and serious cooks, so you will almost certainly find what you need there. They also do an online business, if you aren't lucky enough to be within driving distance of Petaluma.
And, don't worry, the nearlyweds don't read my blog, so I haven't let the cat out of the bag.