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How to Use Kitchen Knives Safely

Knives can cut you, whether they’re super sharp or very dull. Very sharp knives can easily cut skin, and dull knives can slip, putting you at risk for losing control and getting cut. You can prevent kitchen [more…]

How to Sharpen Kitchen Knives with a Steel

Sharpen kitchen knives with a steel to keep them in peak cutting condition. Knives are only as good as their cutting edges, and a steel will keep the edges sharp. [more…]

How to Select Knives

Home cooks really need only three essential knives: a 10- to 12-inch chef’s knife, a 9- to 12-inch serrated (bread) knife, and a small paring knife. When you go shopping for knives, you can find the right [more…]

Four Essential Knives for the Kitchen

Using the right knife makes cooking at home faster and easier. You need at least four basic kitchen knives: a chef's knife for chopping, slicing, dicing, and mincing; a paring knife for peeling fruits [more…]

How to Cut Potatoes for French Fries

If you love French fries, learn to make them at home by julienning potatoes; julienne simply means you cut the potato into thin strips. Learn this easy knife technique to cut perfect potato strips to satisfy [more…]

How to Prepare Fresh Garlic Four Ways

Garlic is a mainstay in all kinds of recipes. While jarred garlic is convenient, the taste of fresh garlic is unmistakable in home cooking. Find out how to prepare fresh garlic four ways: cracked, pur��ed [more…]

How to Carve Ham

When you bake a gorgeous ham, you want to serve it thinly sliced rather than chopped into chunks. Carving a ham with the bone in is easy if you know how. Put your chef's knife or serrated knife to use [more…]

How to Carve Roast Beef

The way you carve roast beef can affect how chewy the slices are. The secret to carving tender slices of roast beef is the grain - the direction of the string-like fibers of the beef. Find the grain of [more…]

How to Debone a Chicken

Boneless chicken pieces cost more than pieces with the bone in. Save money by sharpening your knife and learning how to remove the bones from chicken thighs, breasts, and drumsticks. [more…]

How to Cut a Whole Chicken into Eight Pieces

Hone your knife skills and learn how to separate a whole chicken into eight pieces so you can leave the expensive, precut chicken pieces at the grocery store. Master the simple steps needed to cut a whole [more…]

How to Chop an Onion

Onions add zest to all types of savory dishes, so knowing how to chop an onion is a crucial knife skill for the home cook. Learn the simple steps for chopping onions to just the right size for any recipe [more…]

How to Julienne Carrots

Julienned carrots sound fancy, but they're simply thin, even strips of vegetable. Learn the simple knife skill required to make carrots julienne while keeping your fingers safe. Carrots cut like this cook [more…]

How to Use a Paring Knife

A paring knife is a kitchen essential for the home cook. Use this knife to cut away (pare) skins from vegetables or fruits so you can prepare all kinds of savory and sweet recipes. Follow simple steps [more…]
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