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brianh
06-20-2013, 02:54 PM
Glad to be here.

I happened on this forum while googling about different Japanese knives and finding a better cutting board than my warped Boos. I'm a home cook, I cook for my wife who can barely turn on the stove and I like it that way! No competition for the kitchen! My two year old is slowly trying new foods, as well. I started cooking about 10 years ago, got a set of Wusthof knives as a wedding gift, then a few Shun, couple Victorinox, now looking at the more fine Japanese knife makers for a wa-gyuto.

I've got a Boardsmith maple board on order and will buy Dave's DVD + block combo kit when his DVDs are back in stock. I'm getting in deep! Otherwise I build guitar amps here and there for myself so I'm relatively handy and always want to go deeper and learn more when I'm really into something. Lately I've wanted to take my n00b skills a little further and this site isn't helping. If I was about 20 years younger, I'd consider culinary school. I'm 37 with a family, so, too old for that lifestyle.

I'm about 20 minutes from NYC which makes many, varied cultures and cuisines quite accessible.

Thanks!
Brian

bikehunter
06-20-2013, 03:52 PM
Welcome to the forums!

Ru5ty1
06-20-2013, 06:05 PM
Welcome to KKF.

Von blewitt
06-20-2013, 06:52 PM
Welcome Brian

Duckfat
06-20-2013, 07:05 PM
Glad to see you here.

Dave

Pensacola Tiger
06-20-2013, 07:15 PM
Welcome!

Brad Gibson
06-20-2013, 08:34 PM
If you offer to work for free a lot of restaurants may take you. Especially in NYC, if I lived there I would be trying to stage everywhere!

Welcome to the KKF!

ecchef
06-20-2013, 08:34 PM
Welcome Brian. Whereabouts are you in the Garden State?

brianh
06-20-2013, 08:51 PM
Thanks, all! ecchef, I'm in Totowa. Anyone else in the general vicinity?

Dream Burls
06-20-2013, 10:46 PM
Welcome aboard Brian.

sachem allison
06-20-2013, 10:51 PM
welcome!

ecchef
06-21-2013, 12:54 AM
Thanks, all! ecchef, I'm in Totowa. Anyone else in the general vicinity?

Maplewood.

ThEoRy
06-21-2013, 02:07 AM
Thanks, all! ecchef, I'm in Totowa. Anyone else in the general vicinity?

South Plainfield / Edison over here. What up?

brianh
06-21-2013, 09:41 AM
Wazzzzuppp!

cclin
06-21-2013, 10:05 AM
:welcome2:

Dave Martell
06-21-2013, 02:05 PM
Welcome to KKF Brian

brianh
06-21-2013, 02:21 PM
Thanks, Dave! Once I get your sharpening DVD and blocks and practice a bit, I think I've decided on the Gesshin Ginga 240mm Stainless Wa-Gyuto you sell!

Dave Martell
06-21-2013, 05:26 PM
Thanks, Dave! Once I get your sharpening DVD and blocks and practice a bit, I think I've decided on the Gesshin Ginga 240mm Stainless Wa-Gyuto you sell!


That'd be Jon at JapaneseKnifeImports :)

brianh
06-21-2013, 05:33 PM
Doh! I knew that, sorry, Dave.

Dave Martell
06-21-2013, 05:35 PM
Doh! I knew that, sorry, Dave.


No problem at all, just wanted to make sure that you're headed in the right direction. :)

GConcept999
06-23-2013, 12:17 AM
Welcome to the forums!

chefcomesback
06-24-2013, 10:23 AM
Welcome to KKF Brian!

easy13
06-24-2013, 05:52 PM
enjoy your stay

easy13
06-24-2013, 05:52 PM
New Jerusalem!

brianh
06-24-2013, 06:51 PM
Thank you again, all! I've been reading and searching the forum and learning a lot.

CB1968
06-25-2013, 02:41 AM
Welcome to the forum Brian