You could always change the menu. One of my favourite things to bbq are braised meats. I braise it. And after that I portion it and bbq just what I need.
Or just buy smaller cuts that dont need to cook for long. Last week I barbequed tomahawk pork chops. They look great on a plate taste good...
I'm not the typical macho chef either. And no not a 100% of my time is spend working in or thinking about my job.
Honestly you shouldn't worry about how other people do their job or view you. You need to find your own way.
Do I get nervous? Sure. But I take that as something positive. I've been...
For starters you could try the mouse pad technique.
Get some wet n dry Sandpaper. watch some you tube videos on the subject. And strop ;)
The initial investment is low. But in the long run stones are both cheaper and better/more fun.
And you'll learn another valuable sharpening technique...
Do you use an ulo for cooking in Alaska? We have them in Greenland as well but we never use them for cooking.
Traditionally they were used for seals. They are designed for cutting things on the ground while standing.
Well that makes it easier :)
So it's in valencia :) Italian restaurant in Spain with Italian inspired American breakfast :)
Italian breakfast is usually pretty light compared to a lot of other countries. But if it's Italian inspired you can pretty much do what you want.
Think good sausage...
I have used a super stone for vg10 but only a 1k grit stone. Worked alright but the stone's a little soft.
For a finishing stone you'll need something in the 5k range.
A cheaper alternative is a king combination stone. A 1-4k combi stone and an diamond stoneat around 300 grit for flattening and...
There's a swedish online store that have the HD series. I know it's not the uk. But still in the eu ;)
Vassakniva.se email them and ask about shipping to the UK.
For the kd series I have no idea. Maybe ebay or the buy/sell section at kitchenknife forums?
Don't worry I think you did the right thing.
I once had a similar experience. Had an interview with a restaurant. Shoved up and talked to the head chef. But then 20 minutes after that he remembered he had an appointment with a journalist. So he just left he there. Left me for a hour with...
I had that steel once. Well actually I had two of them. One of them broke when droppet and I gave the other away.
They work but are pretty coarse. And I only paid around 50$ for mine. So I wouldn't recommend it. But if you want it get it somewhere else for cheaper.
For a ceramic steal or rod...