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make them as strong as possible while offering WE FEEL LIKE some party poppers are in great precision, too. order for this Bath-based kitchenware shop, as “Until you invest in a really sharp knife you it’s celebrating its fifth birthday this month. Its sibling, the original Chipping Campden shop, is don’t know what you’re missing,” Alice comments. “Not only is it safer to use a sharp quite a bit older, however, having been opened blade, but the benefits when it comes to almost 50 years ago by designer Robert Welch preparing food are many. You can slice with a himself. Although the brand has become high level of precision, and there’s less danger a famous for its knives (which we’ve heard pro blade will slip. Choosing a knife that has been chefs bigging up in the past) and cutlery, the designed to fit your hand ensures that it is kitchen range now includes everything from comfortable to use for long periods of time, too.” barware to cookware, too – and you’ll find most We all know that a good set of of it in this Bath shop. (Anything knives, while a worthy investment, that’s not stocked here, though, the What: Kitchenware can be a costly one, too. So, which team can order for you.) Where: 6 Broad knife would Alice recommend as a “Our recently launched Drift Street, Bath great all-rounder if a whole set is a barware has been really popular in BA1 5LJ; bit out of budget? Bath,” comments Alice Welch, who 01225 336530 “Our Signature cook’s knife would took over the business from her When: Mon-Sat be my choice; it’s really versatile, father, alongside her brother, Rupert. 9.30am-5.30pm; with a curved blade that’s perfect for “The collection includes a wine Sun 11am-5pm the rocking motion used when coaster, wine cooler and a drinks tray chopping; it’s great for all sorts of food prep.” – it’s chosen a lot for wedding gifts.” These range between £40 and £64, Of course, though, it’s the cutlery that gets taken home by customers the most, Alice tells us. depending on size. A pretty sound investment really, seeing as these knives are built to last, And that’s thanks, in part, to the ergonomic and even come with a 25-year guarantee. So, if aspects of its design. “We’ve been creating we want our investment to last the distance, cutlery ranges since 1955, and we’re known for what advice does Alice have for us? our product knowledge – you actually have to “Always use a wooden or plastic chopping take a lot into consideration when choosing board – this will protect the blade and keep it cutlery for your home or restaurant.” And the same attention to detail is true of the sharper for longer. Signature knives are dishwasher safe, but we advise customers to cooking knives – which were in development handwash them to keep them in tip-top for a long time before the ideal, investmentcondition. And, of course, hone them regularly.” worthy result was finally achieved. “Our team Hankering for some new tools now? Visit this worked on the design for two years, making month, as the shop is celebrating its birthday over 200 prototypes,” Alice says. with lucky dip prizes for customers... The resulting knives blend German stainless steel with a Japanese-style cutting edge, to



Crumbs Bath & Bristol - Issue 68  
Crumbs Bath & Bristol - Issue 68