Tillmaster: Tu travailles dans un magasin, espèce de crapaud!The author made a very good job of working the system, in the end. Very impressive.
ChadM89: I'm a former professional chef, and I do damn near every last thing with my 10-inch Wustof chef's knife. Anything requiring fine precision or delicacy and I just go to the boning knife. Between those two knives I can do every bit of my cutting for any task.For home cooks I recommend an 8-inch chef's knife. Spend the money for a quality knife, it makes a world of difference. I'm partial the the Wustof classic series. Buy a stone and steel and keep the knife sharp, and just use it for everything. Some things will feel awkward at first, but before long you'll wonder why you ever mucked around with all those crappy knives you used to use.
Aulus: I was in Paris the same time Jim Morrison died there, 1971. I found no rudeness to me, a 22 year old, fresh out of college. England was another matter.About the best experience in Paris was when I met up with an Oxford grad and he intorduced me to Shakespeare & Company. I farking loved that place. I bought one book on arcahic Latin inscriptions and another, a collectioon of Sophocles' plays in Greek. As I went to pay for them, the clerk, who was puffing away on a cigarette, unshaven, bad teeth and rumple, looked at my purchaces and asked in perfect English if I had learned my Greek at Cambridge, England or Cambridge, MA. I answered back, "Neither. I learned at Tallahassee, FL at Florida State." He brightened right up and said, "Amazing! My brother teaches across town at Florida A&M!"Last year, I saw a news story. That clerk was the owner and had just died. His daughter, born in 1973, now runs the place. I feel old.
Pert: Been there. Bought a knife and a tagine. No attitude. Also found Paris very polite - was even offered a free second helping of carpaccio of beef in one restaurant./realise that is an Italian dish but that was on their set menu that day//no, not tartare
poe_zlaw: DuncanMhor: Anybody else want to scream "You work in a shop, you arrogant little toad frog!" at people like that?over the line?
Aidan: I've been told repeatedly that Americans find Canadians politeness to be offensive and suspicious because... well they've got to be hiding something, right!
Cyno01: Can you get by with just a chefs knife and a pairing knife? Sure, theyre pretty good at hundreds of things. If youre working at a fish place and slicing salmon day in, day out, might you want a special salmon knife? Probably
Mock26: I would love to visit a store like that
DuncanMhor: lohphat: "Shops" make things on site, "stores" stock things made elsewhere.Only if you're American. I'm not. "Shop" in the UK is a generic term for a place that sells something.
prjindigo: "dented" knife?
DuncanMhor: Anybody else want to scream "You work in a shop, you arrogant little toad!" at people like that?
DuncanMhor: Anybody else want to scream "You work in a shop store, you arrogant little toad!" at people like that?
Blackneto: The Parisian's appreciate rudeness? Well fark everything about that.
jaytkay: They guy asked for of a knife was designed to cut roasts, and the clerk showed him a better choice.ZOMG, how rude!
padraig: This shop is quite well known, but this store originally caters to professionals, not lollygagers who comes on a whim to browse at stuff. I'm supposed they are tired of the tourists who treat them as a tourist attraction. If you know what you want and ask them, they are easily the most efficient people I've ever seen.
vudukungfu: DuncanMhor: Anybody else want to scream "You work in a shop, you arrogant little toad!" at people like that?Only in French.
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