In this episode of the Stella Culinary School Podcast we talk about basic knife skills.
In the discussion segment:
What two knives you really need.
How to choose a knife that's right for you.
The difference between Japanese and German Knife Manufacturing.
How important is a full tang knife?
In the technique segment:
How to hold your chef's knife
How to use your guide hand for safety and accurate cutting
How to dice, julienne, brunoise and batonnet
Watch and download our entire Knife Skills Video Series in iTunes
Buy a 20# sack of potatoes and practice your dice, julienne, brunoise and batonnet
Bonus homework assignment: slice up at least three different types of large fruit and display on a large platter, mirror or wooden cutting board.
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Have questions about the material covered in SCS Episode 1 or suggestions for future knife skill videos, let us know in the comments of this post.
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I see a fluted mushroom in the pictures above! I suck at fluting mushrooms... did you ever cover fluting?
No, I haven't covered fluting yet. Maybe will in a future episode.