Having the legendary bladesmith Bob Kramer teach a knife skills class at Sur La Table in Santa Rosa is sort of like having Meryl Streep teach a beginning acting class in your backyard.
The Olympia-based master bladesmith is so revered by chefs that his hand-forged knives command up to $10,000 a piece, with a waiting list more than three years long. But there’s still hope for the home chef.
Kramer has partnered with German knife-company Zwilling J.A. Henckels and Sur La Table to create a more-affordable line of stainless and carbon steel knives costing between $130 and $250 a pop, depending on the quality and size. Which may sounds like a lot to the average Joe, but knife junkies know its a steal for some serious steel. Without the wait.
Bob Kramer Knife Essentials, noon to 2:30p.m., June 22, 2014 Sur La Table, 2323 Magowan Dr., Santa Rosa, (707) 566-9823. Registration required, $69 per person.