Sharpis a knife skills class in book form and an introduction to the best knives you can buy from all over the world. From a premier knife purveyor and go-to knives expert, this comprehensive guide details the elements of buying and caring for good knives, including sharpening and knife skills. Step-by-step instructions and photography cover a range of techniques with 15 recipes from great chefs--including Stuart Brioza of State Bird Provisions and Melissa Perello of Frances--which feature all the cuts that mark an accomplished cook. Sharply packaged with a textured cover, a foil spine, and more than 150 striking photographs of knifemakers, coveted knives, and beautiful food, this is the cookbook, handbook, and visual journey for anyone wanting to hone their skills in the kitchen.
Josh Donald is the proprietor of Bernal Cutlery in San Francisco and has been leading sharpening classes since 2008.Molly DeCoudreaux is a photographer based in San Francisco whose previous clients include Fernet-Branca, Stumptown Coffee Roasters, and Dandelion Chocolate. Her website is mollydecoudreaux.com.