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How to Sharpen Knife Skills in the Kitchen
Helpful suggestions with safety in mind from Alicia SheaAs a girl, I (Alicia Shea) was impressed by the knife handling skills of Benihana chefs and circus knife throwers that tossed those blades so skilfully. They never faltered and had all their fingers.
Nowadays the need to “improve skills regarding knife techniques” is foremost in the recently published results of Bon Appetit’s 10th Annual Readers’ Survey.
I wondered what the results meant. First, I thought about how people wanted to use a knife the same way they see it done on TV. But what knife techniques do people really need to understand? Are there special things cooks do with knives I haven’t learned in many years of cooking?
Since there was no supporting information with the survey’s summary, I’m offering these suggestions to cooks who want to improve their knife skills:
All in all, my suggestions pay special attention to safety first.
Remember to use good knives, go slowly and keep fingers and hands out of harm’s way and don’t smoke!
If you need assistance or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. You can reach me e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning 617-959-1358. I look forward to hearing from you.
I'm no chef but love to cook and something I stress to family and friends who join me in the kitchen is to choose the right size knife for the job to avoid accidents and cut down on the time needed to do what you are doing.
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