Can you chop veg with this much finesse?

The video series returns as I perfect my chopping tekkers

24w ago

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After an inexplicably long hiatus, the lockdown cookery series returns. This one is all about chopping; I explore the perfect technique and the perfect tools... I wonder if you agree with me on that!

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  • Nice chopping 👍🏻 the more you practice the faster you get. One thing you should be doing if you aren't already is placing a damp cloth or piece of kitchen roll under the board. This will stop it moving and allow you to chop faster, as well as reducing the chance of the board moving and your fingers going under the blade. Also consider a steel for daily honing ☺️ a sharpener should only be used at several-monthly intervals once a blade begins to lose edge.

      5 months ago
    • Great advice, I haven’t been using a wet cloth, will give that a go! Aah interesting stuff, better get myself on Amazon for a steel

        5 months ago
    • Yeah haha, I was sweating when the board was moving as you were top and tailing the courgette. Honing steel before/after every time you use slows sharpening intervals (honing keeps, sharpening restores). Victorinox give best...

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        5 months ago
  • Yes I can.

      5 months ago
  • Good job! Your skills and your confidence are indeed improving as this series moves along. I was interested to see that you (and probably many/most home cooks) use both a Santoku and a chef knife. Two weeks ago I was faced with the necessity of replacing my worn out, 30+yo starter chef knife with something better, but could only afford to buy one. Weighed the merits of the Santoku vs the rocking chef knife, briefly considered a hybrid, but ultimately went with a Wusthof chef knife. Also found, during my research, that a *good* knife would allow me to use that pinch grip which you use so well. My old knife sure didn't. I'm old enough to be your grandmother, probably, but only now have I begun to hold a knife correctly, thanks to a better knife with an improved design. Keep up the good work! P.S. I literally did LOL at "Ray Mears shirt." :)

      5 months ago
    • thanks a lot! you're very kind. Buying a knife is rather tricky.. but one of those things thats really fun to browse in my opinion. Sounds like you landed on a good'n in the end – I've heard the Wusthof ones are great! Mine are fairly cheap...

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        5 months ago
    • If those knives feel good in the hand and help you get the desired result, they are good knives. :) Buying a knife online, without being able to check the heft, balance, feel of the grip, etc., is very tricky indeed when no brick-and-mortar...

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        5 months ago
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