Wüsthof Knife Giveaway and Pet Portraits!

Several things to announce in this video! Here’s the blow-by-blow:

First, THANK YOU to Randy and Merrilou for sending some fresh-from-the-tree Vermont maple syrup, a jar of this ridiculously delicious maple cream and a bag of maple … jellybeans? What?! I’d never heard of such a thing but they were amazing. And another big thank you to Evelin for sending me a completely beautiful antique silver necklace. It’s gorgeous and I will treasure it.


Second, PET PORTRAIT! I know it’s kinda super dog-nerdy but we got a portrait of Daisy done by our friend the artist Stephanie Nance. We love it so much (we will be getting one of Mr. Banjo done soon, too!) that I asked her if she’d give a discount to y’all, “my people”. You are my people! I have found my people! And my people love their animals! If you are interested in getting your dog or cat or hamster or gerbil or monkey or snake painted by a pro, contact Stephanie through her Etsy page  or website and tell her I sent you to get a 15% discount.

curved boning knife

Third. WUSTHOF KNIFE GIVEAWAY! I know that’s supposed to be bad luck or something to get a knife for free, but hell you only live once, right? To enter to win Wüsthof’s newest knife design, the curved boning knife, just visit their Facebook or Twitter account (whichever you prefer) and give them a “Like” or a “Follow” then come back here and leave me a comment letting me know you did it. You can also let me know other stuff, too, like your favorite color or your dog’s name or what you had for lunch. Be sure to use a good email address when you leave your comment here so I can contact you if you win. I’ll pick a random comment May 22, 2014 and email you (I’ll also announce it on my Facebook page so follow over there, too, if you like!) Please only leave ONE comment to keep it fair!

Watch the video below to see my presents (!) and the Daisy portrait and what a curved boning knife is good for!


  1. Ian Yarber says:

    I liked Wusthofs Facebook page. I also really need a good knife. Pick me, pick me!

  2. I liked their Facebook page! My dogs name I Felix, and he’s just a big ol baby. I love your cooking show and website!!!

  3. Liked!!
    I don’t have a dog but I have a cat. Her name is Kiki. We tried to name her Penelope but my niece could only say “Kiki” and sometimes the tiniest, cutest person in the room wins.

  4. Camila Bolívar says:

    As it has been demanded, I am writing to inform that I already have given an enormous like to Wüsthof’s FB Page and I stared following their Twitter account as well. Just one comment, random pick, always keeping it so fair! Sadly I don’t have a dog (my mom doesn’t like them) If I had to choose a favorite color I would say that nature has created an infinite range of them and being able to distinguish them all is already my favorite thing.. Lunch? Keeping it light, a basic Tuna Salad and 5 sulfasalazine pills! A champion’s lunch, right?

  5. Liked! Also, that’s an awesome portrait. Do you have to be in Austin to get one done or can you just send her a photo?

    • Hi Kevyn,

      Thank you for the kind words. You do not have to live in Austin for me to do a portrait. We can work together over email about details and I ship worldwide.

      Happy Saturday!

  6. Asheera Alvarez says:

    Hi Hilah,

    I liked Wüsthof’s on FB and my name is Asheera Alvarez on FB. I don’t have a dog but I have a cat and his name is Flash:).


  7. Regina Moore says:

    Hi Hilah! I “liked” the Wüsthof page on Facebook AND am now following them on Twitter, too, just for good measure! I had strawberry goat yogurt and toasted Eureka Seeds-of-the-Day bread with butter for lunch. My Dalmatian’s name is Perdita and my pomeranian’s name is Tanoshi. Wüsthof is also my favorite knife company. All of our good knives are Wüsthof!

  8. Liked, I have my spaz named Shiba, she has turned out to be my best workout partner, days I dont feel like excersizing, she is there looking at me with that look that says, get out of bed lazy and walk me!

  9. RANDI COOK says:

    Liked on both Facebook & Twitter! Love their knives!

  10. Vanessa Schamer says:

    Liked it Hilah 🙂 You have to try this smoothie I had today! 2-3 cups of water, 1 teaspoon (actual spoon) dip of almond butter, and fill the rest of your blender with mangoes and 1 banana! Super yummy and easy!

  11. Thumbs up for Wüsthof knives! I have been struggling to bone my chickens with a kitchen knife and a pair of scissors. If you pick me, you may be saving my fingers or maybe even my life. I liked Wüsthof on Facebook.

  12. bbrock dearman says:

    gave them a follow 🙂 my dogs name is jay

  13. Howdy. I went and liked Wüsthof’s Facebook page, just like you said to do. Now I’m ready to bring my A-game to this competition and luck the crap out of everybody else!

  14. I liked facebook…
    I have a cat named murkia, heck beast cat killed a big rabbit once

  15. Hi Hilah!

    I love the portrait of Daisy! I have a dog who looks a lot like her but she’s more golden brown. Her name is star. Thanks for the giveaways!

  16. Marlene S says:

    Done it, i did. My favorite color is purple. My dog’s name is Clover Jane. She is an English Mastiff. She has a purple collar. I had a bologna sammich for lunch today. It was real fancy with three slices of bread even. Thanks for being your awesome self Hilah! Love ya!!!

  17. Dan Pelton says:

    I totally liked the crap out of the Facebook page for Wüsthof. And yours too! I’m good at life today.

  18. Hey Hilah!

    I am lucky enough to have 3 amazing 4 legged children! Baby who is 7, Karma who is 5, and Chloe who is 2 🙂

    Also, ill tweet you a screenshot of me following Wusthof 🙂

    Cheers, Rog 🙂

  19. I’ve had wusthof’s FB page liked for quite some time now.

    I love your show and have been following it for years. For lunch today, I made my favorite chili recipe – which just so happens to be the Vegan Beer Chili on your site!

  20. Susan Ginnings says:

    Liked of Facebook. I hope I win cuz I love Wusthof. Best knives ever.

  21. James Martin says:

    At work, all my boning (and everything else one has to use a knife for) is done with a cheap lil Kiwi knife, like the ones found in your local Chinatown for about $5. It’s nice and thin, and holds an edge fine enough, but it’s wooden handle makes for a major health violation when mixed with meat. I’d invest in a decent boning knife, but homie can’t afford that shit. Besides, there are at least three other knives I have to buy before I can even consider investing in a boner (ahahaha dick jokes). Please pick me for your contest. I liked that page and EVERYTHING. THAAANK YOUUU

  22. Liked!!!
    My dogs name is Bailey. She’s my 13 1/2 yrs old fuzzy girl!
    You’re a hoot, Hilah!

  23. Wendy W says:

    I liked Wusthofs Facebook page! I have no dogs at this time, hoping to change that in a year or so but I do have 2 cats. Salem is our Halloween Black Cat and Blik (pronounced Ba-Lick) is part Russian Blue part Tabby. I am looking forward to the big news in the newsletter!

  24. Liked! My 11 year old daughter and I watch you ever night before bed…. Keep up the great work! (We have a bet going about your surprise….)

  25. Followed them in Facebook and Twitter. Hope I win!

    Regardless, Hilah is awesome!

  26. David Martinez says:

    Liked them! …I have several knives, but I don’t have a one that doubles as a pointer! I could really use a knife that points!! If I have that knife I will point it at many things and in many directions.


  28. Dee O'Neill says:

    I liked their Facebook page and folled them on Twitter. No, I’m not a stalker I just do as I’m told…..usually, ok, sometimes…..alright already, it rarely happens!
    I have 2 dogs – Gracie, she’s a Labradoodle and Bandit, he’s a Pomeranian/Chihuahua mix.

  29. M. Thomas says:

    Liked the fb page and my step-dog is a Bichon Frise named Buddy.

  30. Hey Hilah! Ironically, I know about you cause of my friend Stephanie told me bout you! Stephanie has painted my dogs Fredo (Alfredo) and Gnocchi, as well as my donkeys Bechamel, Espresso, Sable, Heath, Biscotti, Anjou, Darjeeling and Jacques—Pepin, that is! I LOVE Wusthof knives! How is it possible I don’t have a cool, curved boning knife?!! I want one so I can use it, think of you and pass it on to the peeps who cook with me!
    Thanks! PS You need to come cook with us 🙂

  31. Followed them on twitter! I am a home cook/foodblogger/knife collector as well as a dog lover. I have a Bernese mountain dog named Buehrle and a pit/shepherded mix named Rocker!

  32. Ross Delomel says:


    I liked the Wusthof’s facebook page. That’s a very impressive knife. Looks like a BBQ fanatic’s dream!

    PICK ME por favor!! Love your channel Hilah!


    A man with a huge beard that cooks.

  33. caitlin says:

    I liked the knife page. I like green and orange things, if I had a puppy I’d have two and their names would be ping pong and table tennis, respectively. Also, I live in Australia and would be happy to pay the postage to send it here. Thanks for making excellent videos. 🙂

  34. Yes I did this on twitter. “Charlie the Jack Russle terrier was my dog. Had to send him to the other side a couple of groundhog days back. Just cats now..cant replace Charlie.

    and yes would be nice to have at least one good knife in the box.

  35. Hilah, I did it! I followed them on twitter, I promise!

    I don’t have a dog, but I have a large, dog-like, command-following, trained Maine Coon cat. Does that count?

  36. Shannon Coyle says:

    Good day I liked the knife page. My son just gave me a cool chopping knife for mothers day and it is purple my second favorite color. We have two dogs Baylor and Jitters. They are my babies and sleep with me at night and let me know if someone is at the door or around outside somewhere. OK well got to go now and chop up some onion and taters for lunch.C-ya

  37. Hi! Liked the page on FaceBook-check! Left a comment here-check! I have two puppies, a Cocker Spaniel named, Prince and a Terrier mix, named Steve. Both dogs love the kitchen, love food, and they would be oh so happy for me to get a new knife! So, please pick me….it’s for the puppies.

  38. Hilah,
    I did as I was told and ‘liked” the page. My spoiled rotten Sheltie “Nellie” likes the ceramic knives better but said Oh well. We dined on Pork chops slathered in mustard, drifted in flour, pan seared in coconut oil, then finished with maple syrup, cinnamon and curry powder and pecans. we mixed up the last 4 ingredients in a small dish then deglazed the chops. feel free to try it if you ever wander off the mexicanilistic styling. I love your cooking.

  39. Hi, my name’s Grant and I’m not an alcoholic, but I DO like Wusthof knives, animals, and good food. My favorite color is black and I enjoy long walks on the beach.

  40. Roberto says:

    Hi Hilah,

    I liked Wusthof’s Facebook page. I’ve been watching your videos since 2010, and your corn dog video is the funniest! My family keeps stealing my knife off me, so an extra knife that i can hide from them would be great for me. As an aspiring chef at 16 years old, I would like to say that your videos are funny, your recipes are easy and come out and taste really good! LOVE your work!

    Australia’s #1 fan!

  41. darich vanesa says:

    I like your FB and would like to win the WORLD BEST knife set… I also want to try your Brisket Recipe this weekend for my niece’s birthday party. I will let you know on FB …
    Best and Bless,
    Darich Vanesa

  42. Jory Card says:

    I liked the Wuesthof page! And I like you!

  43. Cindy A. says:

    I like Wüsthof on Facebook as Cindy Aiton. My lunch was a turkey burger with bacon, avocado and Swiss cheese.

  44. James Costello says:

    Followed on twitter. Have been using them for 16 years in a pro kitchen still have some of the original ones I bought all them years ago great product

  45. Natalie J Vandenberghe says:

    @lexiquin follows @Wusthof on Twitter
    I am so envious–I wish Randy and Merrilou would send me “some fresh-from-the-tree Vermont maple syrup, a jar of this ridiculously delicious maple cream and a bag of maple … jellybeans” Enjoy!
    Our Black Lab is named Rainbow 😉
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  46. Christine says:

    Hey, yo…Hilah!
    My first love, now playing on Rainbow Bridge was named Max. My “Maxiedoodle” YouTube screen name is in his honor.
    Artey is my heart right now. He’s a rescue dog and never leaves my side.
    So, yeah, when I see your pups hanging by your side on your videos, it makes me smile.

    Thank you for always thinking about your fans.
    Wishing you the best always (and can’t wait to hear your news…)


  47. Liked on Facebook and followed on Twitter. I love these knives in the psychical world and even convinced my mom to buy one.

  48. Zack Jaress says:

    i could use a new knife. id ilke to try it on some home made sushi… Thats what i had for lunch 😛 keep up the good work n stuff’s 😀

  49. jimmy joslin says:

    i like your facebook page.my dog name is meg

  50. I like them on Facebook. kraftmaking at gmail dot com

  51. That’s a knife! ! 😉

  52. Allen Lunderby says:

    You need to pick me, because I am your biggest fan – Love your style – Cook the same way – We are a team – 2,000 miles apart – Please, With honesty I have never won I thing.

  53. Hey Hilah!

    I followed on twitter.
    I don’t have a dog, but I have three cats. I scrambled some eggs with onion for lunch, and I plan to go to the cinema later. Just so you know. 🙂

  54. Nice knife AND FB page. My pup’s Rosco and Missy help me do the cooking here, or the clean up I should say. Brother and sister born IN my bedroom.. (Leonburger and mastiff)

  55. Barbara Coleman says:

    I had two black mini-Schnauzers named Dot and Dash. My current apt. complex doesn’t allow dogs 🙁
    I love Wusthof knives. I had a small Chefs knife of theirs for about 35 years. It was my favorite and mysteriously disappeared when I was doing a catering job.

  56. I liked them on Twitter!

  57. I Like Wusthof on facebook (Amy Masters Leach).

  58. I liked on Facebook! Today I ate a Salvadorian fried Mojarra fish. I love your show Hilah 🙂

  59. Liked on facebook 😀

  60. Brian Shriver says:

    Hi. I followed on twitter ( no Facebook ). I recently decided to upgrade my dull as butter knife 20year old college dorm room starter set with a few really good knives. This one would be a great addition.

  61. I liked their Facebook page. I’m gonna do so much boning with that boning knife, you have no idea, Hilah!

  62. Ryan Hilla says:

    I liked their page! I just put some of these knives on our wedding registry! We could really use some good knives. I broke a cheap knife trying to cut a butternut squash and just ended up throwing the squash away defeated 🙁

  63. Stéphan Chauvette says:

    I liked the page, sure gonna be watching them, and the knife look really nice!
    Would sure help me with the cooking!

  64. Bill White says:

    I have a couple of Wustof’s I liked them Facebook could use a boning knife though. I’m petless now as I recently lost mine 🙁

  65. Susan Christy says:

    I like Wusthof on Facebook. I don’t have a decent knife…

  66. Rudi Sarna says:

    Yay Wusthof! I wonder how you do that U with the 2 dots on top…maybe i’ll google it a little later.

    Also – I made a killer pulled pork this afternoon ( it actually took all day…) but I wonder, any thoughts on how to make those really shiney slider buns? The ones that are almost 1 foot high?


  67. Deborah Salyer says:

    Thank you Hilah for being so rocking cool! I’m proud to say I have since liked Wusthof FB page, and would LOVE to win this knife because I love to use knives as laser pointers and to remove silver skin from pot roast! <3 Can't wait to hear the life changing secret on the news letter!!!! Peace out lovely!!

  68. I adore Wusthof knives! Already following them on Twitter. 🙂

  69. I followed on twitter. Good knives make everything easier in the kitchen

  70. Kaity D says:

    Those some big knives! Page has been liked! 🙂

  71. Hi Hilah! I liked their fb page

  72. I like the Facebook page. Me and my family love your recipes.

  73. I would love to win these knives! I follow them on Twitter under (@willwork4heels) For lunch, I ate my leftover shrimp po-boy from last night’s dinner.

  74. Robsquatch says:

    Liked their Facebook page… which looks frighteningly serious. With their black and white photos of them holding knives and staring into your soul. But the knives looks super neat-o!

  75. Love your youtube page always make
    Laugh your hilarious. You make cooking
    Fun and easy. But I need a knife to keep
    Up with your cooking skills…

  76. Jeff McAdams says:

    I liked the Wusthof page. I also love your show!

  77. Quinton says:

    Dear Hilah,

    I liked their page. I also would like to tell you i’m making spaghetti for dinner….I don’t know why i feel the need to tell you that, but now you know.

    Peace and hair grease,


  78. Hi! Thanks for this Chance. I liked the Wüsthof’s FB Page and followed Wüsthof’s on Twitter. I love cooking so what I made for lunch is Paella with Asian twist. I enjoyed reading cooking tips, techniques and recipes from your blog 🙂

  79. Robert Perez says:

    I liked the page!! Do you know how I stumbled into you? I was looking for a Mexican Martini recipe and you were the first to pop up. I have not stop making those since. I’m such a proud alcoholic. Just kidding… Maybe.

    Alright!! Enough with this inquisition!! I have not had lunch and I’m starving!! Your not helping with your “3 ways to prepare crostini”. Cros”tiny” if you ask me, I need to eat 50 of them.

    Ok. Good bye.

  80. Lauren Davis says:

    Liked. My dog’s name is Charlie.

  81. I liked their FB page! Me! Me! Me!

  82. Hi Hilah..I liked Wusthofs Facebook page.. and I really need a knife.. I have like no knives:( Also cute idea to have doggy portraits. I’d like to get one with all 3 of my girls posing together:) we have a pitbull mix, golden retriever and poodle. Thank you. Love all your videos!!!!

  83. Andrea Montes says:

    I liked the Wusthofs page on fb. Hi I’m a single mother of a beautiful 1 yr old . I started watching your youtube videos since I was 3 months pregnant and I remeber always being super hungry afterwards… Lol…but my favorite recipe that I tried was the buffalo hot wings. They were AWESOME! Well I hope I win cause I would love to give the knifes to my mom (she needs them). Thanks & God bless you! (:

  84. Totally liked their page. And yours.
    Because I’m a rock star like that.

  85. Patricia True says:

    Hi Hilah so glad you are blogging again. I do catch your posts on Facebook which I love getting. So I went and liked Wusthofs facebook page and I would love to get the knife (May 22 is my b-day) can’t blame a girl for trying to get an edge here. 🙂 Again so glad to see your smiling face again. Take Care

  86. I’ve liked the Wusthofs page for a long time …great knives….you could stay with custom and ask for a penny.

  87. I “liked” the Wüsthof Facebook page. The Wüsthof classic series knives have full tangs, which is very important for safety.

    My wife is getting me one of their santoku knives today at the William-Sonoma Outlet’s Memorial Day Sale (plus, being incredibly smart, she has an additional coupon). My first Wüsthof knife! It will be very lonely without a mate, so I hope I win the boning knife.

  88. Well I don’t use FB or Twitter so I’m out. But I would like to make a request. Someday can you put together a quick bread recipe that uses BEER in it? Yup, Beer Bread. Just sounds good, doesn’t it? Thx, my3ke. (the ‘3’ is silent)

  89. Bernadette says:

    I liked Wusthof FB and I love you so much Hilita and if you saw my knife and how horrible it makes my cooking experience you would give me two!! Lol jk but good luck everyone!!

  90. CUT me some slack and fetch me the BONE, IT’S THE BEST DARN KNIFE I’ve ever known! It slices and dices like no other can, make ME the WINNER, and I’ll give it a hand!

    Wusthof page mega *LIKED*

  91. Hey Hilah!
    I’ve been liking he Wüsthof stuff for years!!! I actually have a set but of course I don’t have the new boning knife. I have officially liked the Wüsthof page on FB and my pooches Billy and Skinny approve too!

    Keep up the good work!

  92. David Thomas says:

    Morning Sexy Texan… Hope you’re doing well and staying wild a crazy… just love your channel and content! Never change!
    I love that Wusthof knife.. hope a lucky person wins it…! (hint, hint…!)

    Best of luck to all!
    David in Oklahoma

  93. Summer Carr says:

    I hope I win the Wusthof knife…my dogs name is Penny and she would look so cute in one of those portraits, although I don’t know if she would sit still for long enough to be painted. 🙂

  94. I liked the Wusthof page. Would love to win a knife and give it to my daughter. She loves your site and has me making recipes for the family.Now I love your site and the Wusthof site also.

  95. Life in the kitchen is so much easier with a good knife.Have a blessed day.

  96. I liked Wustof’s facebook page. My favorite color is green, and my favorite word to pronounce is pamplemousse. Put on some green slacks and say pamplemouse and try to have a bad day. Won’t happen.

  97. Lucinda says:

    Thankie Hilah.

    Love the portrait of Daisy muchly! ♥

  98. I know, its only knives and blocks but I liked it!

    (the wusthof page that is…on facebook)

  99. I new knife that would just be awesome. Then my slicing and dicing would be quicker, easier and less dangerous.

  100. Jon Madsen says:

    I just liked their page on Facebook. I would love to win this knife, I rarely enter contests so hopefully I’ll be lucky on this one.

  101. Hi Hilah! Thank you for all of your videos, you truly are so much fun to watch. I too would like a chance to win a new knife as all of mine were purchased at thrift stores, lol… so I went and liked the WÜSTHOF page for an entry! I look forward to seeing your new videos and getting the newsletter with your secret! ~Josie

  102. Liked the page, hoping for the best.

  103. Annette says:

    I liked Wüsthof on Facebook.

    The portrait came out so nice and looks just like your precious dog.

  104. Michael P says:

    Hi Hilah! I gave a big like to WUSTHOF Knifes. I had the best dog ever named Bocephus (named after Hank Williams Jr) He was my dog but part of my entire family. I never had a knife the quality of what WUSTHOF makes.

  105. Daniel Espinoza says:

    I would like a some new knives please, I’d take really good care of them.They’d be my sweet little, very sharp, babies.

  106. I gave em a Like. They make some awesome knives. I hope I win, I really need a new one

  107. I’m moving back to Austin from MN! Yay no more snow!

  108. Tyler D says:

    Hi Hilah!! I liked Wüsthof on Facebook and my dogs name is Gucci !

  109. Russell Stone says:

    Thanks for being an awesome advocate for local food and for home cooking. You rock Hilah!

  110. I’m a follower of Wusthof’s FB page and my Alaskan Malamute is Jake! He’s a big old sweety, too. 🙂


  111. Heidi Embrey says:

    I like Wüsthof’s page on facebook. Thanks 🙂

  112. Overall comment to Hilah and Chris:


  113. Melissa says:

    I liked their page. I have three cats: Summer, Abbie, and Joseph.

  114. ENTRIES ARE CLOSED! Thanks to everyone who participated and congratulations to Steve for winning!

  115. Thanks again for hosting this contest. My new knife came the mail a few days ago. I used it today to spatchcock two chickens. It made quick work of cutting out the backbone and the wings. (I always cut off the wings to make your baked chicken wings.) Thanks again. I took some pictures of it in use. I will see how to they turn out and put on your Facebook page.

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