- 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.
My new sharpies
“Waste not, want not” was a favourite saying of my mothers when we were growing up. It came second only to “you’ll follow the crows for it yet” and both were used regularly whenever there was an indication that we kids might do anything less than clear our plates of all that was put in front of us. In our house, leaving food behind on your plate was simply not an option, and you soon learned that eating smoked haddock when it was warm was at least marginally preferable to eating it after a stand-off of an hour or so between you and your dinner plate!