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. kymber
      November 15, 2012

      thankful for my family…who love me and support me in all I do.

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      November 15, 2012

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      November 15, 2012

      I’m thankful for my family, friends, job, roof over my head, clothes on my back, food on my table, and the grace of God!

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      November 15, 2012

      My salvation, my husband, children, parents, home, heat, food.

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      November 15, 2012

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      November 15, 2012

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      November 15, 2012

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      November 15, 2012

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      November 15, 2012

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      November 15, 2012

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      November 16, 2012

      I am thankful for my healthy and successful (grown) kids.

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    12. selenelunita
      November 16, 2012

      I am thankful for being alive and in good health, and loving a wonderful family, having discovered the paleo lifestyle and being able to care for my loved ones, and having met so many amazing people along the way! I am also thankful for my ever growing cookbook shelf!!

    13. mell
      November 16, 2012

      I am thankful for my family and for my health.

    14. sysa
      November 16, 2012

      I am thankful for renewed health, energy, and general well-being thanks to paleo, and to my supporting (and participating) family and partner. Oh, and for guilt-free bacon! 🙂

    15. Cathi Twill
      November 16, 2012

      I’m thankful that I found Paleo eating, how easy it is to do, and how good my blood tests have gotten (triglycerides down 50 points!) Thanks!

    16. bryanb
      November 16, 2012

      I am thankful for my beautiful wife, my family, my friends and my health.

    17. txjulie
      November 16, 2012

      These knives would be so great!! Thanks for your food posts & this giveaway.

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      November 16, 2012

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      November 16, 2012

      I am thankful for my good health and my family!

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      November 16, 2012

      I am thankful for Sheldon’s House of Pain several mornings a week and for dear friends who introduced me to Paleo and support me on this journey.

    21. tracyp
      November 16, 2012

      I am thankful for being diagnosed with celiac disease, my whole family is healthier because of it! I am also grateful for the awesome online paleo/primal community, it has been invaluable!

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      November 16, 2012

      I am thankful for good health and the knowledge of how to keep it!

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      November 16, 2012

      I am thankful that I found out about eating paleo a year ago and committed to it. It has truly made a difference in my life.

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      November 16, 2012

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      November 16, 2012

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      November 16, 2012

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      November 16, 2012

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      November 16, 2012

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      November 16, 2012

      I’m thankful for good food, family, and my health!

    30. meeeatpaleo
      November 16, 2012

      mahalo for all you do!!! and mahalo to wusthof! the knives would be radical!!! 🙂

    31. November 16, 2012

      Last week, My younger brother Howie returned to the arms of LOVE that created us all. This has shone an even brighter light on my daily gratitude practice. I am GRATEFUL to have grown up with him as my cherished sibling, with all the wonder & warts that being part of a large family entails. I’m grateful to enjoy good health, which I firmly believe is our first wealth. I’m grateful for the active, healthy, supportive, bada** CrossFit/Paleo Community I’m honored to belong to and consider my family of CHOICE. I’m grateful for the everyday miracle of cooking a la the Penzeys magnet that graces my stove: “Love People. Cook Them Tasty Food.” I’m grateful there’s a Penzeys in Boulder to remind me of my wonderful years in Pgh whenever I’m feeling a bit homesick for the 3 rivers! I’m grateful for the inspiring role models we all have in Bill & Haley, and especially to have met them when I first started CF at CF Confluence. Last and certainly not least, I’m INCREDIBLY GRATEFUL I’ll be ENJOYING these Wusthof Knives in my kitchen SOON!! Your Pal CAL 🙂 <3

    32. starmoonfairy
      November 16, 2012

      I am SOOOOOOO thankful for the health of my family!

    33. mikeharinen
      November 16, 2012

      Thank you guys so much for all that you do! This is an AWESOME give away. 😀

    34. November 16, 2012

      I’m thankful for blogs like yours that feed my love of cooking!

    35. hjacob0611
      November 16, 2012

      I am thankful for my return to health with Paleo and for my beautiful family!

    36. November 16, 2012

      I’m so thankful for my family – especially my husband, and my baby boy, who will be here in my arms in about 2 months!

      I’m also thankful for my Wusthof knife! I only have one, but I LOVE it!!!

    37. Brandi
      November 16, 2012

      I am thankful for the health of my family, friends, and myself. AND for finding blogs like this one to help guide me in my beginning adventures into the pseudo-paleo lifestyle.

    38. Susan Jones
      November 16, 2012

      I am thankful for my hope in the Lord! He blesses me daily.

    39. CounterCultureMama
      November 16, 2012

      I’m thankful for the community of real foodies that make this lifestyle so rich & fulfilling!

    40. lalamompaleo
      Supporting Member
      November 16, 2012

      7 years ago on Thanksgiving we had a car accident and my aunt passed away and I ended up in a coma. 30 days later, I woke up from the coma. I am very thankful to be here alive 7 years later I now and married with a beautiful daughter and expecting a baby boy. so thankful to be able to spend another year with my family on Thanksgiving. on Thanksgiving is always a little hard for us since the passing of my aunt but again very grateful to be alive.

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      November 16, 2012

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      November 16, 2012

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      November 16, 2012

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      November 16, 2012

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      November 16, 2012

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      November 16, 2012

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      November 16, 2012

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      November 16, 2012

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      November 16, 2012

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      November 16, 2012

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