Learn How To Use A Seriously Sharp Knife

Chef Roger Mooking believes your hands are "your most powerful tools in the kitchen", but he also advocates using only the sharpest knife. He demonstrates in a short video how to use them together.

Mooking is showing off a hand technique similar to the chef we shot for tips on dicing an onion like a prod, but, to be honest, the camera work here's a little steadier. There's also a good verbal explanation and mental reminder on what you should be doing—"cupping" the hand next to the knife, without having it feel tensed or squished.

Mooking's got a way with a chile pepper. What other knife skills have you picked up in the kitchen, professional or home? Enlighten your fellow chefs in the comments.

Knife Skills 101 with Chef Roger Mooking [YouTube via Slashfood]


    Well, now I know his food will have fingernail scrapings on it.

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