Now, I’m not really one to get up on a pulpit. But I’ve known several people who have been affected directly or indirectly, so every October, I try to do my small part to support the search for a cure.
Among other things, that means shopping.
All over stores, pink displays have been popping up for about a week or so nowâ€”like the cooking section at our local Target. Given my great love for pink things in general, I’m guessing that our kitchen will definitely be a little rosier by the end of the month.
It’s made of high-carbon stainless steel, has a full tang, and is surprisingly well balanced for such an inexpensive knife. While I’m not sure how it will hold up over time, I’m game to give it a shot.
Santokus are all-purpose kitchen knives from Japan. They’re great for mincing and dicing. I like to use one when I’m chopping veggies or cheese.
The Angry Chef sharpens our knives almost every time we use them, so I can guarantee that it will be razor sharp as long as it will hold an edge.
It’s also a pretty-in-pink addition to the Hungry Mouse Wall of Knives and Pointy Things. Part of my purchase went to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Other places to shop pink for your kitchen
In addition to Target, there are a bunch of other places that donate part of your purchase to fund breast cancer research. Cooking.com has a handful of items, as does Sur La Table, Amazon.com, and KitchenAid.
Pass the Plate is one part of it. Cooks prepare a meal, then use this special platter to present it to friends, with the goal of spreading the word about breast cancer and the search for a cure. Read more about it here.
A note for bloggers and other internet creatures
If you’re a blogger or own a website and want to show your support, check out Pink for October. This website has a bunch of badges, buttons, and blog themes that make it easy.
As for how my new Santoku holds up, I’ll definitely let you guys know.