This is my first time on this board and I wanted to say hi and share a little about my self.
I repair industrial heating and refrigeration equipment to pay the bills.
I love good food and about a 4 years ago I was asked to cook for a party, then another, then another.
Finally I was asked to do weekend lunches at a local bar and do a little bar tending.
I found out quickly cooking good food is only half the battle the other half is defending the oven and my cook where [O the knifes I've lost].
I'm a knife nut, I have all the main brands and I've come to the conclusion that I need 3 sets. The first set doesn't leave the house the second I use when cooking at parties the 3rd set is for my help.
I keep the knifes sharp! I have a local place that has a wetstone that puts a hollow edge, then If need be, I touch it up with a Norton sharpening stone/dimoned coated steel then finally a dickoron sharpening steel.
I also found the need to have a bigger cooker so I took a 200 gal oil drum and made a BBQ/smoker out of it. I can cook a 150 lbs pig or a make jerky with cherry wood.
I just wanted to say Hi and I hope I shared a little about my self.