knife skills

how to dice an onion

Or more accurately, how I dice an onion. My knife skills are self taught, mostly from watching way too many episodes of Top Chef. So by no means am I claiming to be the most skilled or expert knife wielder. But I wanted to share how I’ve learned to do it, just in case it [...]

[Continue reading...]

chiffonade

Chiffa-wha? Chiffonade. It’s a fancy name for cutting herbs or other greens into long, thin strips. It’s literal French translation is “made of rags”. Sounds appetizing, right? Even so, it’s a nice little technique to have in your back pocket. I mostly use chiffonade for basil (do chiffonade? make chiffonade? I’m not sure the right [...]

[Continue reading...]