My New Year's Knife Resolution!
By Kent "The Deck Chef" Whitaker
Every year I avoid making a New Year's Resolution. I hate them because I'm always going to break them. Let's face it… I'm not losing 40 pounds and going to 200 pushups every day. I like Apple Pie too much.
But, Ally and I were talking about taking better care of some of the cooking items I travel with. After an event or cooking demo I often clean the gear there or pack it up for cleaning when I get home. I must admit that I've dinged up several of my favorite chef knives over the years simply by not properly stowing them for a return road trip.
HOHMAGE to the RESCUE!
I love finding cool chef stuff! Who said protecting your chef knives had to be boring? HÖHMAGE brings elegance to their line of chef inspired goods! You have to love something classic when it comes to the culinary world.
HÖHMAGE is now offering chefs, and those who just like to cook, their signature chef knife roll which is far above anything on the market. Each roll is handcrafted from fine leather and designed to protect a wide variety of knives and tools that chefs often spend a fair sum of money on. These things are beautiful!
Classic Design Means Function!
Many chef knife rolls try to force your culinary tools into certain sized slots or compartments. The HÖHMAGE Knife Roll uses a rather simple - and yet elegant - method to organization. The main knife/tool area contains eight compartments that every brand of knife we tried fit into.
There was no small, or medium, or large... everything fits! Once the roll... is rolled - nothing moves. But, when the roll is opened, you have a very easy time removing and returning everything to its place.
The zippered side pockets make the knife roll a perfect protector for other tools ranging from thermometers, business cards, and more. There is even plenty of room for an extra phone charging cord! Cooking items on one side and business items such as business cards on the other side.
Everything has a place! And, when done and everything is cleaned - simply return the items to their proper pockets, roll up, buckle, and you're done!
Craftsmanship and Usability
Craftsmanship is the key to protecting your knives with the HÖHMAGE knife roll. The HÖHMAGE knife roll is crafted using fine leather and soft durable canvas. The zippered pockets offer a protective and secure area for additional items without increasing the bulk of the overall feel.
The look is that of a classic business briefcase or high-end piece of luggage. From the overall look to the tight and flawless stitching, and buckles is a head turner.
The usability factor is off the charts. Sure - it's a classy looking case! But - it's also built for real chef work! Securing the knife roll is easy with sturdy, and yet elegant straps, along with brass buckles. Once everything is buckled and ready to go simply grab the knife roll by the leather handle! The upscale materials combined with flawless stitching make for an impressive case.
Even More from HÖHMAGE
The knife roll is a pretty great addition to your chef collection of cool things that you will use! But - why stop there? The brains behind the HÖHMAGE brand also know there's a need for real working aprons and carry bags.
Yes - you can set aside the food service industry white apron for your next event or chef demo. Or, perhaps you would rather present yourself with an apron that reflects your cooking style and level. Check out the line of Aprons "The Bently" which is shown, and "The Magnum" and the Carry Bag "The Boxer" from www.HÖHMAGE.com.
Kent Whitaker, aka "The Deck Chef," is a culinary writer and cookbook author – his newest title is Great American Grilling. The former winner of the Emeril Live Food Network Barbecue Contest also covers football, motorsports, and bass fishing. Kent lives in East Tennessee with his wife and son.