I hope this helps your thirst for knowledge about the fruit knife. Here are 7 common misconceptions:
- It is made just for cutting fruit. False. I works great on vegetables, too, like potatoes and pumpkins.
- A paring knife is just as good. False. Size really matters, and the paring knife just isn’t long enough for some jobs.
- A steak knife will do the job better. False. Yes, it may be nice and sharp, and great for cutting meat, but usually not long and slender enough to carve a piece of fruit.
- The fruit knife is a recent invention. False. It was invented about 1850.
- You can’t use it as a letter opener. False. Try it, you’ll like it. plus you can safely fold it and keep it in your pocket for next time.
- You can only use it in the kitchen. False. It is perfectly ok to use a fruit knife at the table, as determined by Emily Post. “A doily goes under the finger bowl, and a fruit knife and fork on either side.”
- It’s ok to use your fruit knife in a restaurant. False. At least, I wouldn’t recommend it. You might walk away and leave it there, and never see it again.