Knife Skills

The humble carrot. A vegetable I feel often gets forgotten unless you buy baby carrots or shredded carrots at the store. A carrot is another staple in the kitchen. It is a third of what makes up mirepoix (a French term for the combination of onions, carrots, and celery). I personally prefer the taste of […]

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The onion is a huge staple in the kitchen. It is the base to many dishes around the world. And a lot of people don’t know how to cut an onion! Or at least properly. I have to say that my all time biggest culinary pet peeve is seeing people cut an onion with a […]

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One of my main goals on this blog is take all of the classic techniques and methods I was taught in culinary school and translate them in a way that makes practical sense for the home cook. I thought it would be helpful to give you some context by showing you what classic French knife […]

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Before I dive into knife cuts I want to make sure you know how to properly hold your knife. I have shown you the pinch grip but I wanted to go over more knife handling specifics like what to do with your other hand, and different ways of holding your knife for different tasks. Pinch […]

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The chef’s knife is arguably the most essential tool in the kitchen. But finding the right one can be an intimidating process. In today’s post I want to give you tips on how to find the best chef’s knife for you and what to look for in a quality knife. While I am focusing on […]

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Learning how to properly use a knife is an essential skill to become a great chef. In this new series I will teach you everything there is to know about knife skills and knife care. Starting with some questions I get asked frequently. What does ‘knife skills’ mean? Knife skills really come down to learning […]

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