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!

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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. skywaykate
      November 16, 2012

      I am grateful for having access to the web to find out all of this info that has helped my health. If it wasn’t for the web, I’d be clueless and miserable in so many, many ways!

    2. jennklogan
      November 16, 2012

      I’m thankful for a fantastic family!

    3. kyheath88
      November 16, 2012

      I am extremely thankful that I live in a country where, even as a student, I can afford healthy food that doesn’t negatively affect my health and for technology so I can learn about health and recipes and giveaways! 🙂

    4. Christine
      November 16, 2012

      I am thankful for my wonderful family.

    5. ellebelle
      November 16, 2012

      I’m thankful for family, friends, and food. Sometimes food sneaks in ahead of the first two, depending on the day.

    6. swtcynamin
      November 16, 2012

      I’m so grateful for all of the wonderful things you guys have done. Living this healthy lifestyle would have been so much harder without having this website and others to make the transition into eating real food much easier 🙂 thank you!
      Am also so thankful for my life, family, friends and job 🙂

    7. Lissa
      November 16, 2012

      I’m thankful for this web site and your book and all the awesome recipes!

    8. nikandjim
      November 16, 2012

      Thanks for the opportunity to win a great set of knives!

    9. mirandroid
      November 16, 2012

      Thankful for family, friends, and food!

    10. NicholeRemmert
      November 16, 2012

      Thank you – what a great giveaway!

    11. Amber
      November 16, 2012

      I am thankful for the oodles of people in the paleosphere that share their experience, knowledge, expertise, and most importantly RECIPES to help us all achieve whatever our goals are and ultimately lead a healthier, happier life.
      THANK YOU!!

    12. rhplantz
      November 16, 2012

      I am thankful that in America we have access to fresh produce and good meat.

    13. panda1996
      November 16, 2012

      As a nurse, I’m thankful for my very good health, both physically and mentally. I’m thankful I am strong enough to run around all day, do some hard workouts, take care of myself without needing any help, not needing a ton of meds, and being mentally aware so I can enjoy it!

    14. boos2004
      November 16, 2012

      I am thankful for the way God has blessed my family and by the way it is growing!

    15. msbell
      November 16, 2012

      I am thankful for God, my family and my country with the wonderful freedoms we enjoy!!

    16. November 16, 2012

      The list is exhaustive, but most importantly I am thankful for my family.

    17. tabistar81
      November 16, 2012

      I am thankful for access to good food, both its availability and being able to afford it.

    18. livesimply
      November 16, 2012

      I am thankful for contentment in my life: for my faith, my family, my friends, my health, and for the willingness of many such as you who share of themselves for the benefit of others. Happy Thanksgiving and much success on your new book—can’t wait!

    19. jknaunt
      November 16, 2012

      I am thankful for God, my salvation, my wonderful family & friends!!!

    20. kat1234
      November 16, 2012

      I am thankful for my family, friends, and faith. I am blessed to be able to find more and more foods for myself and my son to eat that are gluten and dairy free. I feel so much healthier knowing what has been ailing me my whole life and am very happy to know the signs to look for in my son so he can grow to be a healthy young man. Thank you for sharing your recipes and stories for us.

    21. Kirstie
      November 16, 2012

      I am thankful for all things Paleo. It has truly changed my life! 🙂

    22. Pam957
      November 17, 2012

      I’m thankful that I stumbled upon your site tonight. I just started eating grain free and it’s a bit overwhelming. Your yummy looking recipes are going to make my journey much easier. Thank you!!

    23. bbwoods22
      November 17, 2012

      I am thankful for my children, loving husband, family, and the friends from all walks of life we have picked up along our journey. I am also thankful for my health, and the knowledge I have acquired to keep it. I’m thankful for my body, and the things it has allowed me to do, and will continue to allow me to do.

    24. jkapp
      November 17, 2012

      I am thankful to have all my children home for thanksgiving. I want to thank each and every service person for giving of themselves for us. Bless you all.

    25. Max
      November 17, 2012

      I am thankful for the awesome pictures you guys post on your website. Keeps me wanting to try new paleo recipes to impress my family and convince them eating healthy can also be delicious!

    26. jessinr
      November 17, 2012

      Today I’m thankful for my two amazing girls (ages 4 and 2), and how much fun we have together. Today we have planned to go grocery shopping together to get ingredients for several of the meals in your cookbook “Make it Paleo”, then work on housework and our yard, and then do some sort of baking this evening. Can’t wait!

    27. b.goff
      November 17, 2012

      I am thankful for so much honestly! I feel blessed in my life as I continue my journey towards health and happiness. I am thankful for my younger sister and her gift to our family, my 9month old niece Natalie. She has helped me learn patience with myself and others. I am thankful for my fiance, who has saved me from myself. I was such a negative person to myself mentally, and he has helped me see how worthy I am of his love and devotion, I’m thankfully he wants me to be his wife! I am also thankful for my health, finding out I was celiac was a blessing in disguise. It has put me on the path towards a Paleo style lifestyle, and helped me not only loose weight, but help increase my insulin sensitivity, reversed a lot of my issues with PCOS, and help me bring some health to ailing family members as well. I look forward to being thankful for being the winner of these knives, but def nice to write out and remember how truly blessed I am.

    28. laracat
      November 17, 2012

      I am thankful for all of the options and resources that exist to help us live healthy lives, and for a loving family and friends.

    29. November 17, 2012

      I’m thankful for the paleo and health bloggers out there who daily share their recipes, tips, materials, and most of all their time, to help others in their quest for optimum health.

    30. miniv123
      November 17, 2012

      I am so thankful for my family! Your website and book have so much great information that keeps us healthy!

    31. Becca
      November 17, 2012

      I’m thankful for family and friends and people like you guys who have helped me change the way I eat and now I feel so much better!

    32. November 17, 2012

      I am thankful for a loving and accepting family that gratefully appreciates my cooking and grows healthier together each day <3

    33. leahs
      November 17, 2012

      I’m so thankful for God & my family! Happy Thanksgiving!

    34. November 17, 2012

      I am thankful for realizing that I can still enjoy delicious holiday treats that do not undo my healthy diet.

    35. stellar_punk
      November 18, 2012

      I am thankful for this and other amazing Paleo blogs that keep this way of life fun and exciting. I am thankful for everyone who has done research, created recipes, etc. so that others can benefit from leading a Paleo lifestyle! Thanks for the giveaway!

    36. vnsscarv
      November 18, 2012

      I am thankful for my son and my husband, and the fact they both enjoy good food!

    37. FitnessGoddess
      November 18, 2012

      I’m so very thankful for my family, my health, my home, my gym, for being a stay at home and being able to cook healthy paleo meals every night. For God giving me an amazing life. I am truly blessed.

    38. skwidlund
      November 18, 2012

      I’m thankful for a year of health and wellness, thanks to the many dietary changes I’ve made over the past few years.

    39. katerade
      November 18, 2012

      I am thankful for my amazing boyfriend and family, for my health, and for my renewed dedication to taking care of myself!

    40. November 19, 2012

      I am thankful to be part of a wonderful crossfit community in Kansas City, losing over 6 inches on a recently paleo challenge, and the growth of the paleo community over the past year.

    41. lullaby_tr
      November 19, 2012

      I am thankful for my family, friends, and health. I am thankful for finding a new way of becoming a better me with crossfit, I thank my coaches for pushing us and keeping us motivated.

    42. stephthinksalot
      November 19, 2012

      I am so thankful for my supportive friends and family!!! I would be nothing without them!!!!

    43. November 19, 2012

      I am thankful for having discovered Crossfit and all of the great things that have come from it this past year!

    44. kismetchris
      November 19, 2012

      I am thankful for home and family and good food to cook.

      I lust for Wusthof. I put Wusthof on wishlists. So far, no Wusthof but I am still hopeful!

    45. AnastasiaK
      November 19, 2012

      I am thankful for my friends, family, and every day that I get to be with them.

    46. Brendon
      November 19, 2012

      I am thankful for my wonderful family and great friends, many of whom I’ll get to spend time with during the long weekend!

    47. Rhiannon
      November 19, 2012

      Love this!!! This website and book are giving my family the tools to be healthy and fit — the knives will be another tool in out kitchen! LOVE IT!

    48. November 20, 2012

      I am thankful that thus far, Monsanto is leaving crops like kale alone!

    49. GLC1968
      November 20, 2012

      I am thankful for my loving family, my health and my happiness. I’m also thankful that when I rediscovered the paleo diet a year ago, wonderful people such as yourselves had published beautiful cookbooks full of delicious recipes!!

    50. kwosneski
      November 20, 2012

      I am thankful for the Paleo way of eating and how it has changed my life and my health since I started it on January 2, 2012. I can’t imagine eating any other way ever again 🙂

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