- To avoid deliberately; to keep away from.
- To bestow with gifts of really swish Shun knives.
Luckily, in my case, it’s the latter definition that applies. On account of having come so far to attend IFBC this weekend, I was presented with a very slick Shun paring knife, all the better to peel potatoes with. This was on top of the Shun Chef’s knife which was included in the outrageously lavish and weighty bag of goodies which all of the conference attendees got from Sur La Table.
Now, I’m thinking that I’m going to have to do some pretty fancy spud peeling with this gear. Or perhaps learn to throw knives at spuds from a distance. The Spud may have to take on a whole new finely chopped persona (Schizospud?). Meanwhile, normal Spud service will resume when I’ve recovered from the food-induced coma which was an inevitable consequence of this weekend’s foodie conference proceedings. That and when I’ve figured out how to get those rather dangerous-looking objects back to Spud HQ, er, sharp-ish.