Famed TV personality and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain knows a thing or two about knives. He has access to just about any cutting tool on the planet, and has probably held and cut with every knife on the market today. So what does he recommend for someone who’s just getting started in the kitchen, or looking for the perfect ‘do everything’ knife that will become the go-to for every need and function? The Global Chef’s Knife, which also happens to be a favorite of many well known chefs, making it an ideal choice for anyone looking for the perfect knife, regardless of how long they’ve been working in the kitchen.
When asked about chef knives at the premier of his new documentary, Wasted! The Story of Food Waste, Bourdain said:
“As a starter chef knife, The Global is pretty good for a first timer.”
Unknown to many outside of the cooking world, Global is a Japanese knife company that’s praised for the balance and durability of their knives. The Global Chef Knife can slice through proteins, vegetables, and fruits with ease, and its one-piece design makes it easy to clean and care for. Plus it’s also extremely sharp (a good thing when it comes to chef knives!) with steel that is made in a process similar to a Samurai sword. And when you do eventually wear down the Global Chef Knife, that same steel is easy to sharpen right back to a razor thin edge, so your knife can keep performing like the first time you used it.