All my life I have been criticised by my father for being clumsy in the kitchen. I am "cack-handed" apparently, and my attempts to cut bread are routinely laughed at (I can't cut it straight). He can't bear to watch me chop an onion, and to be fair I do cut and burn myself quite often.
I always assumed that I was just clumsy, but during the course of a conversation at work today it was pointed out that it's probably because I am left-handed. What a revelation! So it seems I really can blame my tools - the bread knife which is serrated on the wrong side for example. This also explains why I always found it hard to lay the table "correctly".
I am looking forward to having a stern conversation with my father the next time I see him!
So, a question to other "lefties". Is it worth getting any special equipment - scissors, for example?