I met (and fell madly in love with) this Wüsthof cleaver back in 2012 when the folks at SAVEUR gifted me with one — monogrammed too! — when SheSimmers.com was named the best regional food blog by the magazine. The cleaver and I have been inseparable since.
It’s not like I hadn’t cooked with a large, heavy cleaver before. But weighing in at a tad over 2 pounds (almost a kilo!) and featuring a blade that measures 21 centimeters, this is not just a cleaver; it’s a CLEAVER. (You can read its description here.)
Cutting through bone-in pieces of meat (for the rustic version of tom kha gai, for example) is easy with this cleaver. There are a few recipes in Simple Thai Food that call for ground meat which you can, of course, buy from the supermarket. However, your minced meat has better texture when you chop it by hand on a sturdy chopping block with a cleaver like this. For what it’s worth, that’s what I often do.
To celebrate the launch of my book, I have teamed up with the awesome people at Wüsthof (they’re such a great company to work with!) to offer you a heavy-duty Wüsthof 21cm cleaver to a lucky reader. No purchase necessary; anyone who sees this post before the giveaway deadline gets a chance to win. We only ask that you follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Please note that the giveaway is open to everyone, but the prize can only be delivered to an address in the United States. This means, regardless of where you live, you can enter to win and, if you do win, you can have the prize sent to a friend who lives in the US. Sound good?
Enter below. You have 7 days to do so.