In This Chapter
Purchasing the knives you need
Giving your knives the proper care and feeding
Using your knives to chop, cube, slice, and more
Carving poultry, roast, lamb, and ham
This chapter is all about understanding and using the most important pieces of kitchen equipment you’ll ever own: knives. Professional chefs revere their knives the way jockeys respect horses, and those knives can last for decades. A really high-quality, super-sharp knife that feels well balanced and comfortable in your hand can practically give you kitchen superpowers. Seriously! A really great knife is one of the secrets of a really great cook.
In this chapter, we explain everything you need to know about kitchen knives, from buying and maintaining them to holding them and cutting with care. Whether you want to chop an onion, cube a potato, or carve a turkey, you find the how-tos in this chapter.