Kitchen Tools: Knives

Knives are a very important part of cooking. Without the proper knife, cutting, slicing, dicing, peeling, etc. would be impossible. It’s important to know the right knife to use, as well as how to use it and proper knife safety.

There are many different types of knives to use in the kitchen. Here’s an illustrated guide that covers the basic categories, shapes and functions of different knives.

Here’s an outline for using knives safely provided by the National Food Service Management Institute.

And this is a great video that gives you a visual step-by-step how to use your knives.

Now with all the chopping skills you’ve learned, you can test out these recipes:

Happy chopping!


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