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Knife Skills 101

By January 4, 2014

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The chef's knife may well be the most important piece of equipment in all of the culinary arts. It certainly spends more time in your hand than any other kitchen tool.
How to Use a Chef's Knife
How to use a chef's knife.
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It's a good idea to learn the correct way to hold a chef's knife, and how to grip the food with your other hand to avoid cutting yourself and also so that your hand doesn't get tired.

But beyond safety, good knife skills help improve the quality of the food you cook by ensuring uniform cooking times and making the finished dish look nicer. Check out this collection of articles, tutorials and how-tos to help you practice your knife skills. Think of it as a sort of Knife Skills 101.

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December 9, 2010 at 7:46 pm
(1) Knife says:

Thanks for these, sometimes it’s nice to be able to brush up on my knife skills.

January 6, 2014 at 12:10 pm
(2) mike jones says:

The claw method works well for me. I also prefer to have a sharp knife as a dull knife is dangerous.

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