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Learn Kitchen Knife Skills #101in1001

Learn Kitchen Knife Skills #101in1001

I don’t know why I’ve always wanted to learn kitchen knife skills. I just have. You watch these chefs on TV and see them chopping away amazingly quickly, and with such precision. The food is chopped so small. It’s a work of art really. And I guess I just wanted to learn how to do that. And also hope that it would speed up dinner preparations.

Learn Kitchen Knife Skills #101in1001

So when we were at Gardener’s World Live this year, with access to BBC’s Good Food Show as well, I had the opportunity to do just that. Zwilling had a Skills bench, were you could pay a whopping £5 to learn kitchen knife skills. I ummed and ahhed for a little while as to whether to do it, by the time we realised it was on we’d missed the first session, and the second session was already fully booked. I really wasn’t sure whether we’d still be around for the final session, but decided it was worth wandering around both Gardener’s World and the Good Food Show for a while longer, so that I could do this.

We were taught how to hold a knife properly, and also your other hand (so you don’t chop your fingers off!), how to sharpen your knives correctly, and then we chopped celery, onions, and peppers in various different ways.

Learn Kitchen Knife Skills #101in1001

I think I managed to get my head around most of it, but I still wasn’t completely sure on how to do a couple of bits of it. But I’m pretty sure that with a bit of practice that I will really get the hang of it. Now I just need to go and sharpen my knives so they are sharp for once!

Check out my whole list on this post. If you’d like to see how I’m progressing with all my other tasks, then have a look at my list on the Day Zero Project site

Learn Kitchen Knife Skills #101in1001

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