Nothing is more important in the kitchen than having sharp knives. Nothing! Chopping is the most critical piece of preparing food and a sharp blade makes chopping easy and even fun. A sharp knife simplifies everything you need to do most in the kitchen. And when food prep feels simple your confidence soars and the recipes you attempt become more and more delicious.
Over the years I’ve acquired a variety of tools to keep things sharp in my kitchen. From my honing steel which keeps the blades in my kitchen straight so they hold a sharp edge longer to my favourite sharpener of all: my little Smith’s pocket sharpener, finding the right tools and getting in the habit of sharpening at least very other day is when things really took off for me in the kitchen. So, I can’t stress enough it’s absolutely vital you develop kitchen habits that support keeping all your cutting tools as sharp as they can be.