okay, so i attempted to shoot some video of my first time using this new knife
i don't really have too much in the house right now food wise - just some bacon and bread for breakfast and some steak and potatoes for dinner. so i decided to slice some shallots that i can save for later for the steak (flash fry steak in pan, move pan to oven to bake steak, remove steak, fry shallots in same pan, tea spoon of flour, shot of port to deglaze, reduce port by about half, couple of home-made veal stock ice cubes from the freezer, reduce, bit of butter, salt and pepper to taste, sieve and serve over steak)
shot it with my iphone. here's what i fashioned together as a tripod:
yup. kitchen roll holder and blue tack. classy huh?
okay, so here's 2 video's. the 1st one is my first ever attempt to use this knife. it's also the first time i have ever attempted to video myself doing anything.
it took me a while to peel the shallots, so i did a 2nd video where the shallots are pre-peeled, so more chopping less waiting. if you're finding the 1st video boring then maybe just try to watch the 2nd video...
any and all advice on any part of my technique would be gratefully appreciated!! i'm just a home cook with zero training.
here's a pic the end result:
and a quick-n-rough iphone pic of how my knife rack is developing. left a bit of space on there for the wa-handle konosuke gyuto and petty which are inbound...