Cooking School Day 1: Knife Skills
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How to Hold a Knife - Properly Using a Chef's Knife
Do you correctly know how to hold a knife? Learn 4 effective gripping methods, the cutting motion technique, and guide hand positioning. Chef Jon-Paul Hutchi...
Knife Skills: Keeping Your Knife Sharp
Once you’ve gone to all the trouble of sharpening your knife, the next step is keeping that way! This is easy to do and only takes a few seconds. Here’s how…As you use your knife, the sharp edge will gradually start to curl under. When you sharpen your knife on a steel, you’re actually just straightening the edge back out again. (This is as opposed to sharpening your knife on a whetstone, where metal is being removed to form a sharper edge.
The GIF Tutorial That’s Helping Me Improve My Knife Skills
When I worked as a server after college, if I wasn’t ferrying glasses of vino to guests on the floor you would likely find me back in the kitchen, leaning over the window and chatting with the cooks. Besides hearing a handful of very NSFW stories, it was here that I learned one of my greatest lessons in the kitchen — how to actually hold a knife.