Knive Techniques for Cutting, Chopping, and Slicing.
Summary of my bookmarked videos from Nov 27th, 2022
- Jacques Pépin Techniques: Proper Knife Skills for Cutting, Chopping and Slicing
In this video, Chef Jacques Pépin emphasizes the importance of having three essential knives: a chopping knife (9-12 inches), a utility knife (6 inches), and a paring knife. He demonstrates the proper technique for holding the knife and cutting vegetables efficiently and safely. Pépin advises keeping the knife glued to the fingers and using a down-and-forward or down-and-backward motion. He also shares a tip on peeling vegetables in one smooth strike. Mastering these knife skills is achievable with practice, making them a valuable asset in the kitchen.