Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Photo of the Day: Knife Skills

Even a seasoned amateur like myself will eff up now and again:

Tuck your thumb!
Lest we forget:
  • Always use a sharp knife.
  • Keep the flat of the blade in contact with your guiding knuckles.
  • Tuck your thumb behind your guide fingers.
  • Use a comfortable grip that maintains control of the blade.
  • Jazz hands always face out.
Even the best of the best will forget what they are doing once in a while (except Jacques Pépin, that guy NEVER cuts himself). Having a sharp blade will at least guarantee a clean cut that will heal more easily than a cut from a dull blade.

There is NOTHING more dangerous than dull knives!

So, a review:



(Sharps knives can be dangerous too... )