Support local journalism. Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Hone your knife skills, chop chop! with free online tutorial

Posted By on Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 11:35 AM

This is not proper technique. In the kitchen, anyway. Been looking for a way to sharpen up those knife skills? Those of us who didn't have the benefit of culinary school training (i.e, most of us) could probably stand a bit of guidance in the ways and wherefores of using a knife. Good knife skills are about more than just looking fancy – properly cutting up your veggies and proteins can speed up your prep time and help dishes cook more evenly. You may even learn to avoid cutting off your fingers! (USEFUL SKILLZ.) The tutorial is hosted over at Craftsy, and I can't see any downsides: It's free and once you sign up, your access never expires. So you can refer back again and again to the onion trick.

Class description from Craftsy:

Become faster and more accurate with your knife work, and create dishes that cook evenly and look truly professional. Guided by chef Brendan McDermott, you’ll explore proper hand placement and the four fundamental cuts. Learn to dice, mince and julienne a range of produce. Find out how to chop herbs without bruising them or losing flavor, and never again cry when cutting an onion. Uncover Brendan’s favorite shortcuts for working with butternut squash, pineapple, chiles, citrus and more. Discover the four knives every chef needs in their kitchen, and finish the course with a lesson on honing and sharpening your knives at home!


Tags: ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at feedback@orlandoweekly.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Read the Digital Print Issue

October 27, 2021

View more issues

Calendar

© 2021 Orlando Weekly

Website powered by Foundation