The Essential Kitchen Tools: Knives Part II -- Beyond the Basics

Tools for a City Cook's Kitchen

The Essential Kitchen Tools: Knives Part II -- Beyond the Basics

Tools for a City Cook's Kitchen

When I went to cooking school we were given knife sets with about 8 different blades and I fully expected to use them all at some point in my training.  Not so.  Our teacher encouraged us to become fused to our chef's knives, not just for big cutting but also smaller tasks that I previously thought had to be done with a smaller knife. 

Although you can do very well with what I call the basic three --  chef's, paring and serrated -- there are some others you may find very useful.  As with any kitchen tool, what's right for you will depend upon how and what you cook. 

Tip:  keep your kitchen scissors exclusive to food because cutting paper can accelerate the dulling of the blades.

 

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