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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The best of the West!

In this regular feature, we hope to profile some of the many unique offerings at the Galley West Gift Shop here at the Church of the Holy Spirit. Remember, the shop is open EVERY DAY, Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. as well as on SUNDAY MORNINGS from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Please stop by for cards, gifts, toys and household items  -- and remember, your visitors are sure to enjoy a visit!. 

You say tomato? We say RADA!

Tomato season on Cape Cod is fast approaching, and if you don't own a Rada tomato knife from Galley West, then you're just not equipped to, err, handle it!

I say this with some experience. I own a variety of expensive knives, but nothing slices through a juicy ripe tomato like the wonderful Rada tomato knife. It's a little workhorse of a knife, and it slices through a tomato like buttah. And guess what? It's available at our own Galley West gift shop!

Nothing beats the price for Rada knives, either  -- just $7.00 for a high-quality aluminum knife that rivals the expensive versions from Wusthuf and  Henckels. Last year, I purchased one for myself and one for my mother. My sisters and cousins tried the knives, and placed their orders, too (isn't it nice they have me to take care of delivery?). The tomato knife is serrated, and it works well on anything that's difficult to cut. I like it for fresh mozzarella, and it's great for dividing a bagel, too. In fact, I use this knife so often, that when I misplaced mine a few weeks ago, I was lost without it. I'm not taking any more chances -- I went to the Galley West immediately and bought two replacements!

Rada Cutlery is the same old-time knife you may remember your mother or grandmother using. The cutlery has been made in the United States since 1948, and the products include a lifetime guarantee. Rada knives are incredibly sharp and they never seem to grow dull. 

But don't take just my word for it. Here's a great article from the Associated Press, raving about Rada and its famous long-wearing knife edges. Click here to read it.

Another reviewer even calls Rada cutlery "the best knives in the world." Read what he says here.

While it's obvious that I'm partial to the tomato knife, the Galley West carries a complete line of the Rada cutlery, so do please check it out. Remember, Galley West is open every week day this summer -- or just take a moment during Sunday coffee hour to see what's new!

---Judith Reppucci, Official Parish Knife Reviewer

1 comment:

  1. My favorite rada knife (well, knives, because I have four) is the paring knife that is the size of a steak knife. In fact, it is exactly the same size as this tomato knife. It is great for that big onion, etc. There is also a "granny knife" that has a curve that is perfect for peeling. I really like the rada knives and HIGHLY recommend them. I love that they don't have wooden handles so you can stick them in the dishwasher... I think I have one of every kind they have, but maybe not. Great review!