Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Knife Skills

I took Norman Weinstein’s basic Knife Skills 1 Workshop at ICE (The Institute of Culinary Education) about a year ago, and I recommend it heartily. I went expecting to learn a pointer or two, but quickly found that I was using my knives in a totally incorrect manner! Now I do much better, in terms of speed, efficiency and safety, and I enjoy chopping and slicing whenever I can. I am eager to try Knife Skills 2, which focuses on boning and carving. Norman has a book out on knife skills, but I have not yet looked at it and cannot comment on it.

Bobby Jay

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