Originally Posted by Huntsman
Some people say live for the future, some people say live for now. Each perspective has validity for different people. Who are you? That's the choice you make.
Me, I try to live as if each moment was the culmination of a life's work; it reminds me of the depth of moments, to commune both with myself and those who share the moment with me, if only in spirit. A meal can do that (heck, a cocktail can, believe me). A knife most definitely can -- and if I was shelling out $300 for a knife I'd want it to have been as passionately made as a meal at Alinea, i.e., http://www.japanesechefsknife.com
You certainly have a way with words. Thanks for weighing in.
Originally Posted by Rambo
Are the knives you've got now doing a decent job? If not, get the knives. If so, get cash. You'll need it to help with your slave wages.
They're okay, but not great. I probably need a new knife BEFORE I go on my externship.
Originally Posted by HORNS
This is a tough poll, actually. Yes, the knife is tangible, but any of those three gifts would be permanent for you.
They would all three definitely stay with me for a while.
Originally Posted by Cavalier
Alinea's would be pretty akward alone IMO
I doubt it. TFL, Alinea, Trotter's, these guys love it when people come in alone, they can tell it's because the person is passionate about food. Hell, at The French Laundry, single diners are automatically VIP'ed and given multiple extra courses.