Wüsthof Knives: A Partnership and a Giveaway!

Wusthof 20cm knife classic ikon

No kitchen is truly complete without a great set of knives.

Wusthof Ikon 8" chefs knife

When the two of us started cooking together, we had some assorted knives. They were not great, nor were they all that sharp. They did however cut food, and at the time we were happy with our eclectic little collection of chef’s and santoku’s. Then Diane (Sanfilippo) stayed with us for 6 weeks while working on her New York Times Bestselling book, Practical Paleo. With her came a neat little set of Global knives which we really liked. They were sharp! They felt nice in our hands, and were sturdy forged steel – unlike the stamped steel knives we owned. It was a moment of clarity for us. Our knives sucked, and hers did not!

wusthof knives

Months later, when we started working on our second book Gather, we decided to get some QUALITY knives. Our first call was to our good friend KC Lapina, who owns In The Kitchen – our favorite kitchen store in Pittsburgh. KC  knows everyone in the cooking equipment business, and no sooner did we mention our need for good knives than did she point us in the direction of contacting Wusthof. We hurried home and gave them a call. We proceeded to tell them all about the two books we were working on, and wanting their knives to be the only knives we used in the process of creating our new books. To our great surprise, they were not only on board… but they were EXCITED to work with us!

wusthof knives

Just days later, the most amazing set of knives showed up on our doorstep, ready to be put through their paces in the kitchen… over, and over again. What we immediately noticed about our Wusthof Classic Ikons were their comfortable feel in both of our hands.We each hold knives differently, and yet they are comfortable from every angle. Then there is the sharpness: good God. Each knife cuts through anything with indescribable ease, which is exactly what top quality knives should do–luckily there have been zero accidents so far (I-Hayley- am a bit accident prone which you can see from my array of burn scars from cooking, so I definitely made an effort to be VERY careful when handling these knives). We have used them almost daily for the last 5 months, and they have been an absolute joy.

Which is why we are simply in love with our Wusthof knives.

Wusthof Chef's Knife

We wanted to find a special way to say “Thank You” to you all. Thank you for your endless support over the years. We appreciate every copy of Make it Paleo you purchased, every comment and like on our Facebook page, every review of our iPhone (and Android) app, and every pre-order of our forthcoming book Gather. We couldn’t do all of this without you and your support. So we called up our friends AGAIN at Wusthof, and arranged to give away a 7 piece set of the very same Classic Ikon knives which we used in the making of Gather and The 30 Day Guide to Paleo Cooking! Feast your eyes, friends, on the prize:

7 piece Wusthof Classic Ikon Set

Wusthof 7pc. Ikon Classic set ($700 value) includes:

Paring Knife

Utility Knife

Bread Knife

Cook’s Knife

Honing Steel

Come-apart Shears

15-Slot Block

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Thank you all so very much. What are YOU thankful for? Tell us in the comments below!

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    1. glorindiel
      November 14, 2012

      very cool! those knives are great, wusthof is fantastic. 🙂

    2. Jessie
      November 14, 2012

      I am thankful for my friends and family who support my decision to be paleo and live a healthy life. They are going to help me get through the holidays and cook healthy choices for Thanksgiving Dinner. And I’m thankful for you guys too! Your recipes and motivation are going to help me make better choices this year! Thank you and Happy Holidays!

    3. aimeebuxton
      November 14, 2012

      I’m thankful for ballet classes, yoga classes and pork. And all the friends I’ve made from those interests.

    4. Linda1957
      November 14, 2012

      I am thankful for having found a way to nourish my body that gives me energy to enjoy and care for my family. And for all the folks out there who share their Paleo knowledge!

    5. mle_jaco
      November 14, 2012

      What an amazing offer! I won’t have to get married (thus register for great set of knives) if I win these. 😉

    6. November 14, 2012

      I’m thankful for my family and their constant love & support. With everything I do!

    7. November 14, 2012

      You guys have been a true inspiration and have made the transition for myself into the paleo community so much easier. Thank you!

    8. November 14, 2012

      I am thankful for the paleo diet and my weight loss, and getting control of my diabetes and for your book! thank you!

    9. pfkmerl
      November 14, 2012

      I am thankful for this site and taking control of my health.

    10. November 14, 2012

      I am thankful I have a roof over my head, a great job and a supporting boyfriend. I am also thankful to have a chance to enter a great contest.

    11. badassfitceo
      November 14, 2012

      I am thankful for a 2012 that brought me the joys of Paleo eating, continued growth as a fitness leader, and strength and health. Days filled with clean food and exercise are the best days!!!

    12. November 14, 2012

      I am thankful for being alive, for being in good health, and for being capable of doing stuff I never thought I’d do. Also, for the fact that I am slowly becoming less of a danger in the kitchen.

    13. raquela
      November 14, 2012

      I’m thankful for delicious food and the infinite ways it can be prepared. Thanks for the recipes!

    14. raerae216
      November 14, 2012

      Thank you tor the opportunity!! I love your books and I love wustof!

    15. chuck
      November 14, 2012

      So thankful for great people like you that make cooking and eating paleo so much easier!

    16. jencord
      November 14, 2012

      I am thankful for the support and ability to follow my passion, and for all the wonderful people I’ve met along the way. The learning and connections continue! Happy Holidays!

    17. kelly
      Supporting Member
      November 14, 2012

      Cool giveaway! I’m thankful for so many blessings I couldn’t begin to list them here however I’m simply thankful for my family and friends and finally establishing the road to health and healing. You guys have played a part in that so THANK YOU for all your hard work and recipes.

    18. November 14, 2012

      A set of good knives can make or break your cooking experience. I’m in huge need of a quality set. Sending positive vibes out there! Thanks!

    19. boboltza
      November 14, 2012

      I’m thankful for being able to heal my body with real food, and for the abundant real food options I have here in the Pacific Northwest. I am grateful to finally be on the right path and pursuing my passions for health, nutrition, yoga and fitness. I am thankful for so much more too!

    20. emakela
      November 14, 2012

      I am thankful for a wonderful supportive husband who supports me in all of my nutrition goals.

    21. jenmshep
      November 14, 2012

      I am extremely thankful to have wonderful family and friends in my life.

    22. RachaelJD
      November 14, 2012

      I’m thankful for my health.

    23. November 14, 2012

      I am thankful for my motivation to take control over my eating lifestyle and finally understanding the importance of my long term health. The support from my family, friends, and the Paleo community make the lifestyle change even easier!

    24. ericasaintclair
      November 14, 2012

      Im thankful for a fit and healthy family!!

    25. boyzx3
      November 14, 2012

      I’m thankful for the means to keep our family afloat.

    26. adecleene
      November 14, 2012

      I am thankful that I have rediscovered a love of cooking thanks to Paleo.

    27. lmilanofitness
      November 14, 2012

      I am thankful for my amazing husband who is my biggest supporter for everything and anything I do. Whether its getting up super early to come cheer me on at a half marathon or staying up late while I finish a blog post he is there. He has even agreed to start eating more clean and always tries my paleo creations 🙂 Thank you for your amazing book and recipes. They have truly inspired me!

    28. November 14, 2012

      I am thankful for the love and support of my family friends who have helped my husband and I get through a very tough time this last year a half while he has been ill. Although this battle isn’t over for us, following a paleo diet has certainly expedited his healing, and we are so thankful for the Food Lovers. Without Make it Paleo, we would still be eating a meat and a pile of plain veggies every night. You have opened our eyes to a whole new world that we are so excited to be apart of.

    29. Icewalker
      November 14, 2012

      I am thankful for the gifts that God has given the both of you to bless all of us with your simply amazing creations. Every recipe is so carefully thought out and presented, guaranteed to work every time. Amazing flavors and foods. Thank you!

    30. rachellemills94
      November 14, 2012

      I’m thankful for people like you guys that are willing to make being Paleo a little bit easier! So thanks!

    31. kikuri
      November 14, 2012

      I’m thankful for the healthy recipes I can get from your site, book, app and so on 🙂 Makes life so much easier.

    32. Man_in_the_Box22
      November 14, 2012

      I would seriously die if I win this. I only have one knife and it’s a mess. It takes me forever to cut through raw meat 🙁

    33. debih
      November 14, 2012

      I am thankful for my wonderful friends that I get to walk with several times a week.

    34. Man_in_the_Box22
      November 14, 2012

      I am thankful that I found paleo. It has changed my life in more ways than I could ever describe. And I am thankful to all of those that have facilitated my transition into a Paleo lifestyle… like the Food Lovers!

    35. greek4pearl
      November 14, 2012

      The most amazing contest to date!!! I have one wusthof knife which seems to be the only thing I use now. Love it!

    36. frznpolarangel
      November 14, 2012

      Cannot express my graditude every day for finding the paleo/primal lifestyle! A new set of knives to replace my cheapies would be a huge bonus! Much luck to everyone!

    37. November 14, 2012

      I sincerely appreciate that this set includes the shears! I love to spatchcock my poultry, so a good set of easy-clean shears is super important. Thanks for arranging this giveaway 🙂

    38. ruggerteach
      November 14, 2012

      I’m thankful for my family, friends, and my partner who make up the best support system anyone could ask for. I would not be able to do half the things I do without them. Thanks for the giveaway!

    39. bkmacky9288
      November 14, 2012

      I am thankful for my fiance’s family who has accepted me as one of their own!

    40. November 14, 2012

      um this would be awesome. Done and Done.
      I am thankful for my amazing wife and kids.

    41. janebot
      November 14, 2012

      What an awesome giveaway!
      I am thankful for my good health and my loving, supportive family – the two most important things in my life. 🙂

    42. nygirl1953
      November 14, 2012

      I’m thankful for great paleo sites like this one!

    43. talljames
      November 14, 2012

      I am thankful for my wife, health and family. Thank you for being so generous.

    44. Bea
      November 14, 2012

      I’m thankful for having found your blog which is now my main source of inspiration in the kitchen (of course I bought your cookbook and pre-ordered Gather!). My cooking experience became something I so very much look forward to. What I like most about your blog is it’s not only about recipes. It conveys an important message regarding going back to where we once came: real food! Every time I come to check what’s new in here I feel like I’m entering a nice community, which I feel I’m part of. To me Paleo makes so much sense, it’s a no brainer! Thank you so much for bringing so much joy to all of us. 🙂

    45. TheNinja
      November 14, 2012

      LOVE THIS!!!

    46. mottyskill
      November 14, 2012

      So thankful for the many great resources you have produced to assist myself and my patients in achieving better health and more fulfilling lives.

    47. krissylou42
      November 14, 2012

      I’m thankful for finding so many terrific paleo resources to help in my healing journey over the last 2 years, for being lucky enough to marry my amazing husband 3 weeks ago and for the fact that I get to spend Thanksgiving with my family, including my Grandfather – it happens to be his 90th birthday!! I’m also thankful for your amazing cookbook and recipes, which happen to be my favorites! Thanks!

    48. PamSmith
      November 14, 2012

      I am thankful that I found your blog and your books, you have such great and innovative ideas! Wusthof should be thankful that they have you showcasing their products!

    49. MathGirl72
      November 14, 2012

      I am thankful for learning how to eat my way to health and because of it, having the best pregnancy yet, despite being 40 and diabetic!

    50. November 14, 2012

      I wish we could “Like” each and every one of these comments. You guys are SO good to us! We are beyond appreciative of you all! -B&H

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