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mr drinky
08-11-2011, 06:10 AM
I'm sitting in the Amsterdam airport and you have a real-time reminder of who lives abroad (ecchef, Darkhoek, toek, oivind, maxim etc.), the rest of you online don't have an excuse :)

But that also got me thinking: Are there any women on this forum? I think someone signed up as Rachael Ray to raz Dave, so at least someone is pretending to be a woman.

k.

toek
08-11-2011, 06:12 AM
i can pretend to be female if it makes you happy =)

mr drinky
08-11-2011, 06:15 AM
Nothing would make me happier, toek. And does that mean your next knife is a 5 1/2 inch santoku?

* I figure some stereotypes should shake the bush a bit.

k.

toek
08-11-2011, 06:30 AM
Actually my first knife was a santoku...:O

99Limited
08-11-2011, 09:13 AM
I've wondered where the women are myself. There has to be some pros with excellent knife skills and a work kit worthy of showing off. Maybe they don't want to get tied up with a bunch of knuckle heads. The only woman I've ever heard mention was Pam at FF or Chowhound, I don't remember which forum. I think we need some women to put us back in our place when we get out of line.

Eamon Burke
08-11-2011, 11:21 AM
I've been wondering this for months, and almost made a post with this exact title! I didn't want to offend anyone, and I'm not sure what does and doesn't these days.

I've also wondered if there are any black dudes on the forum? Everyone's pictures are pretty much anglo and asian people.

What gives?

goodchef1
08-11-2011, 11:30 AM
I never thought of this place as ideal to pick up women, JK, I kinda know what you meant. though I could create a KKF calendar with beautiful women showcasing popular knives :D hmmm, knives and bikinis anyone?

echerub
08-11-2011, 12:17 PM
I'd honestly prefer to see just the knives on their own :) Likewise with cars, firearms, electronics. Beer, however.... :)

kalaeb
08-11-2011, 01:01 PM
Lol, any women who may have been here just left.

bprescot
08-11-2011, 01:09 PM
Though it may reinforce something reported in an earlier post, where a former SLT employee commented that all men that come in head straight for the knives... It is a little strange as KF had a small number of active female participants, though, now that I'm thinking about it, I haven't seen them around in a while either here, there, or FF.

Andrew H
08-11-2011, 01:12 PM
Lol, any women who may have been here just left.
+1

tk59
08-11-2011, 01:57 PM
Weren't you over at KF when we went through this last year, Karring? I am aware of a couple of women on the forum as well as a "black" guy although he wouldn't really characterize himself that way. I'm sure they all think this thread is beneath them.

99Limited
08-11-2011, 02:32 PM
I think the original purpose of this thread was, "Where are the women who can bring something to the table with their experience and knowledge". Seems there's always some bone headed guy that just has to make some kind of comment that would ward women off. I guess it's "Once a boys' club, always a boys' club".

Salty dog
08-11-2011, 04:28 PM
I never thought of this place as ideal to pick up women, JK, I kinda know what you meant. though I could create a KKF calendar with beautiful women showcasing popular knives :D hmmm, knives and bikinis anyone?

It works with motorcycles!

Salty dog
08-11-2011, 04:30 PM
Has anyone seen a female that was proficient with a knife? (lesbians excluded)

Can I say that?

tk59
08-11-2011, 05:12 PM
Depends what you mean by proficient but I would say yes. I know a few, actually. One of them likes to wield a 270 mm Yoshikane gyuto, as a matter of fact.

mattrud
08-11-2011, 05:49 PM
Has anyone seen a female that was proficient with a knife? (lesbians excluded)

Can I say that?

The best cook I have ever worked with is a woman.

oivind_dahle
08-11-2011, 05:57 PM
Im female and also a lesbian. Im also very drunk now and on my iPhone :)

JBroida
08-11-2011, 05:58 PM
Im female and also a lesbian. Im also very drunk now and on my iPhone :)

haha

I also know a few badass female chefs (not lesbian)

mr drinky
08-11-2011, 06:56 PM
Im female and also a lesbian. Im also very drunk now and on my iPhone :)

Oivind, I think this is the best time to contact your family about this before the buzz wears off and you get cold feet ;)

k.

oivind_dahle
08-11-2011, 07:32 PM
Woha!

Sorrry for be9ing drunk and posting1
My GF is on a vacation and Im alone homeee nad drunk :)
Gonna stop readduing on the forum and go too bed now. Just wanted to vheck in to see if everyone was ok :)
Seee you all tomorroew :)
Paryt on!!! :)

Vertigo
08-11-2011, 08:13 PM
I coulda swore there was a girl kicking around on KF right around the time I joined. Think she bought a knife from Jon and reviewed it. Can't remember exactly though.

JBroida
08-11-2011, 08:55 PM
lol... she's too busy working now days to post ;)

mhlee
08-11-2011, 09:03 PM
Woha!

Sorrry for be9ing drunk and posting1
My GF is on a vacation and Im alone homeee nad drunk :)
Gonna stop readduing on the forum and go too bed now. Just wanted to vheck in to see if everyone was ok :)
Seee you all tomorroew :)
Paryt on!!! :)

This is why friends should not let friends drink and post.

mhlee
08-11-2011, 09:05 PM
Oivind, I think this is the best time to contact your family about this before the buzz wears off and you get cold feet ;)

k.

It's quite possible that it's too late for that.

oivind_dahle
08-12-2011, 04:04 AM
http://french1412.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/embarrassed-monkey.jpg

stevenStefano
08-12-2011, 12:16 PM
Seems a little odd that knives seem to be a men-only thing, when cooking is a pretty inclusive thing. Perhaps it is because for pretty much everyone here knives are a real hobby on its own aside from actually cooking with them? I remember on FF not long ago someone posted a topic asking everyone their age and I was actually suprised at how much it varied, there were a lot more young people that I was expecting

bprescot
08-12-2011, 12:28 PM
To be honest, I thought that was the kind of info that this thread was going to try to be soliciting. That and home v pro.

Oh, Home and 28.

echerub
08-12-2011, 12:35 PM
"Home" and 33.

Don't have any friends or family, whether male or female, with even a smidge of interest in knives.

Vertigo
08-12-2011, 01:30 PM
Pro 31.

mr drinky
08-12-2011, 01:33 PM
Home 40.

stevenStefano
08-12-2011, 02:38 PM
Pro 25

mhenry
08-12-2011, 02:49 PM
Home 44

JBroida
08-12-2011, 02:58 PM
home/pro/dealer ;) 27

mattrud
08-12-2011, 04:57 PM
Pro

oivind_dahle
08-12-2011, 05:23 PM
Home 39

mhenry
08-12-2011, 10:44 PM
Home 44
Really... I am the oldest? thats kinda pissin me off

shankster
08-12-2011, 10:52 PM
Pro 51

SpikeC
08-12-2011, 11:12 PM
Home 62

ecchef
08-12-2011, 11:29 PM
Pro 350 (in dog years).

jmforge
08-13-2011, 01:07 AM
Lost the recipe for ice cubes, so now I have to buy Redi-Ice at 7-11, 50

PierreRodrigue
08-13-2011, 01:42 AM
lol!! That made me spit beer on my screen!

JohnnyChance
08-13-2011, 03:39 AM
Pro 28


Ehh, most girls/women aren't into hobbies like this.

jmforge
08-13-2011, 04:18 AM
Pierre, I'm not totally lost in the kitchen, but compared to what I see on here, I am not going to even try to claim to be a home cook. I have a couple of simple tricks that I stole from restaurants, redneck charter captains and elderly relatives and I do okay with the local fish here in Florida, but beyond that , most of what I turn out is the stuff that prison riots and tramp steamer mutinies are made of.:biggrin:
lol!! That made me spit beer on my screen!

chefwatson
08-13-2011, 10:09 AM
Pro 40

MadMel
08-13-2011, 10:24 AM
Pro 23

99Limited
08-13-2011, 03:29 PM
Home, unknown, I think they said I was born in the winter. Where I came from they figured you didn't need no paper to prove you were born, just seeing you breathing was good enough.

mc2442
08-13-2011, 03:39 PM
Home, 37.

Iceman91
08-13-2011, 03:48 PM
Home, 25

tk59
08-13-2011, 05:23 PM
Home, unknown, I think they said I was born in the winter. Where I came from they figured you didn't need no paper to prove you were born, just seeing you breathing was good enough. lol

home

Rotary
08-15-2011, 11:31 AM
Home, 50

Delbert Ealy
08-16-2011, 01:15 AM
Maker, home cook for 6 very picky people, 38 for a few more weeks
Del

sachem allison
08-16-2011, 01:28 AM
pro 4 rebirth after bypass lol

BertMor
08-16-2011, 10:58 AM
Pro, turned 55 today OY

goodchef1
08-16-2011, 11:09 AM
pro 4 rebirth after bypass lol

sorry to read about your situation. It made me think of my own mortality and got me working on getting my health back in order. Thanks for sharing your experience, I needed that. Cigarettes are my main thing to overcome right now.

The BoardSMITH
08-16-2011, 12:36 PM
Southern food butcher. 63 Dropped the smokes in 1996.

mhlee
08-16-2011, 12:58 PM
Happy Birthday Bert!

Home 38

sachem allison
08-16-2011, 11:13 PM
sorry to read about your situation. It made me think of my own mortality and got me working on getting my health back in order. Thanks for sharing your experience, I needed that. Cigarettes are my main thing to overcome right now.

no problem, i tell you about it later. died at work what *****.

ecchef
08-17-2011, 01:37 AM
no problem, i tell you about it later. died at work what *****.

Now THAT'S friggin' dedication! :knife:

WildBoar
08-17-2011, 03:41 PM
home, 45

sachem allison
08-18-2011, 03:50 AM
dedications is coming back after the triple and putting in a 19 hour day. A chef's life I guess. We are kinda dumb.

GLE1952
08-18-2011, 11:37 AM
Home, 59

Don't have any friends or family, whether male or female, with even a smidge of interest in knives.[/QUOTE]

Actually I do have one friend very interested in cooking and knives, didn't see him for about 3 months, he decided to take the plunge, WITH GERMAN KNIVES!
Now I'm racked with guilt because I wasn't there in his time of need.

Glen

jm2hill
08-18-2011, 11:47 AM
Home, 59

Don't have any friends or family, whether male or female, with even a smidge of interest in knives.

Actually I do have one friend very interested in cooking and knives, didn't see him for about 3 months, he decided to take the plunge, WITH GERMAN KNIVES!
Now I'm racked with guilt because I wasn't there in his time of need.

Glen[/QUOTE]

its his own fault.

I have a friend, who seriously won't buy anything other than German knives. All I hear is wusthoff wusthoff wusthoff. I even bought him a Japanese knife for his birthday. Sharpened it up and gave it to him but He said sharpest thing he ever felt but he felt like a traitor and didn't think he could use it. I have given up on him. :bashhead::angry1:

Andrew H
08-18-2011, 08:51 PM
Actually I do have one friend very interested in cooking and knives, didn't see him for about 3 months, he decided to take the plunge, WITH GERMAN KNIVES!
Now I'm racked with guilt because I wasn't there in his time of need.

Glen

its his own fault.

I have a friend, who seriously won't buy anything other than German knives. All I hear is wusthoff wusthoff wusthoff. I even bought him a Japanese knife for his birthday. Sharpened it up and gave it to him but He said sharpest thing he ever felt but he felt like a traitor and didn't think he could use it. I have given up on him. :bashhead::angry1:[/QUOTE]

They were both axis powers, why did he feel like a traitor?

chazmtb
08-18-2011, 09:39 PM
Home 38

apicius9
08-19-2011, 07:47 AM
Oh boy, I'm old. Feeling-guilty-take-out-food-buyer and not-often-enough-home-cook, 49.

Stefan