Most chefs will tell you that their knives are their most valued kitchen tool, but getting it right at home isn't always so easy. Finding the most comfortable knife for you, using it correctly and looking after it are all essential kitchen skills if you’re going to going to achieve maximum results with minimum effort in the kitchen.
We've collated eight knife skills and essentials that will bring you up to speed and have you slicing like a chef before you can say chiffonade. Have a look below and increase your knife knowldege.
You probably have your favourite knife, but how many of these 20 knives shown in the infographic do you actually own or use correctly? Fill in the gaps with this infographic which lists all kinds of knives, from salmon right through to a peeler, along with what to use them for and how to use them.
Chefs wield their knives so effortlessly and with such fluidity that their high speed dicing knife action can seem like an extension of their arm. With a few basic tips laid out in this useful infographic below and a little practice even the most amateur of cooks will be able to hone in their knife skills and impress guests with their technique.
Looking for a Christmas present to remind you of your new found knife skills? Take a look at this knife poster which you can hang on your kitchen wall, or if you're short of a sharpener this is a great 2 in 1 option, the knife sharpening cutting board.