No, no, not oodles of cash, although I do want that, everybody already knows it.
What else I wish I had, (have?) is awesome knife handling skills.
I never wanted to be a chef, or even to work in a commercial kitchen, unless as a dishwasher, but they have machines for that.
But when it comes to chopping the vegetables for my soups, casseroles and sauces, I'd love to be one of those people who can chopchopchopchopchop and just like that, it's done.
I actually enjoy chopping veg and fruit, and mostly I know it's going to take some time, so I plan accordingly.
But while I'm chopping away I think of those chefs and kitchenhands I've seen in movies and on cooking shows, and I get to wondering how many fingers did they slice before they learnt to chop that fast and not serve up "finger" soup?
Then I try going a little faster and before I know it I've sliced into another finger and have to get out the box of bandaids.
Oh well, back to the chop....chop....chop.
(There's the carpal tunnel syndrome and arthritis in both thumbs to consider too.)
There'll be no chopchopchopchopchopchopchop in my kitchen.
(I would also love to have knives that are "samurai sword" sharp.)
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