Knife Skills Illustrated: A User's Manual

Knife Skills Illustrated: A User's Manual

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by Peter Hertzmann, Alan Witschonke
     
 

Don't be surprised if it changes the way you cook.
Knives are the most common pieces of equipment in the kitchen, yet few cooks know the basic techniques that can allow them to carve, chop, slice, and mince effectively. Peter Hertzmann teaches you skills that encompass everything you need to do with a knife in the kitchen, whether you're a four-star chef or an

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Don't be surprised if it changes the way you cook.
Knives are the most common pieces of equipment in the kitchen, yet few cooks know the basic techniques that can allow them to carve, chop, slice, and mince effectively. Peter Hertzmann teaches you skills that encompass everything you need to do with a knife in the kitchen, whether you're a four-star chef or an at-home beginner. This comprehensive guide fills a gaping void in culinary literature.

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This is an excellent book for beginning- and intermediate-level home cooks, and it fills a void in the cookbook world. Almost every cookbook assumes that you know how to mince, dice, julienne, peel a mushroom, and more. But this work takes you through each of those proficiencies with images to help describe how to achieve each cutting skill. Also included is how to hold knives to avoid injury as well as types of knives and their purposes, caring for your knives, and how to maintain their sharpness. Hertzmann, who teaches knife skills and cooking at Sur la Table, also suggests which cutting boards are best, with tips on how to use them better. An outstanding addition to all public libraries.
—Jennifer A. Wickes

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393061789
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
08/27/2007
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
915,126
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.00(d)

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