In Chapter 17 of 20 of his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, author and writer Scott Gold answers "Why is Selecting a Set of Knives Such a Personal Decision for a Cook?" Gold compares chefs choosing knives with musicians choosing instruments. It is the tool of the trade. If the knife is an extension of one's hand, as many chefs say, Gold notes it should be a personal decision. Scott Gold is an author and writer based in New York City. When not writing, Gold moonlights as a bartender at Char no. 4 restaurant in Brooklyn. He earned a BA in Philosophy from Washington University in St. Louis.