knife skills

How Not To Lose A Finger In The Kitchen

How Not To Lose A Finger In The Kitchen

As many times as I have watched deft prep cooks slice tomatoes and chop onions with nary a nick, I remain stalwartly accident-prone in the kitchen. I can’t seem to master that “bear claw” grip whereby you tuck your fingertips on the stabilising hand to prevent accidentally knifing yourself. After…

How To Pit An Avocado Without Hurting Yourself

How To Pit An Avocado Without Hurting Yourself

Thanks to their delicious, creamy nature, avocados are slippery little buggers, and freeing the pit from their buttery flesh can be tricky. If you know what you’re doing however, you can remove the pit quickly (and safely) in no time.