“tuck fingers back” – important! nice post
This is so cool. I didn’t know any of the actual terminology. Thanks for sharing.
I really like how you have explained the details about a knife. So tell me more, what is exactly a Chef’s knife? Is it kind of an all purpose knife?
Yes, it is more of a general purpose knife that we use for the majority of jobs. For other jobs such as filleting fish we obviously have the filleting knife, for meats we have the boning knife, for small jobs we have the paring knife and so on and so forth.
Very nicr tutorial! Congratulations! Parabéns, gostei muito.
I love your illustrations! Great work.
Nicely done! Your illustrations are great. Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed!
Love this! Thanks for sharing.
Very nice illustrations. Clear and “to the point”….pun intended!
Just recently began using chef’s knife’s, always watching for my finger when I cut. Thanks for this schooling, I really needed it. :)
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Cute and informative!
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Ever handy…I love illos like these. Actually, I would love to take a class someday about “the art of food” (that is, an art historian’s view of it, not necessarily the plating of a dish) if there were ever one offered. I get a kick out of seeing food rendered in art, I enjoy reading about it…and I center some of my best little adventures around trying a new restaurant or dish.
I love your post :)
As an ex-kitchen rat I’m glad to see someone breaking down the mechanics of cooking. Will follow and recomend. I usually post a favorite recipe on Wednesday at http://www.tomwisk.wordpress.com
I love this! I want a poster. . .
Hi! I just had some posters screen printed for my art show. I think I’ll have some extra afterwards, and I’m planning on putting them for sale on Etsy!
Great! I’ll keep a lookout. . .
I was just about to ask the same thing!
Thank you for posting. :) I enjoy working in the kitchen and really like learning about things like this. :)
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I love the illustration!
Very cool, great illustrations, would make a great poster for catering students.
This is such a cool post, my friend is a cook and I know he’ll love this. I’m going to pass it on. You’re original because you don’t use photography to explain your steps; I love it!
Keep it up :)
I love the illustrations, they’re brilliant. Congrats on Freshly Pressed! I didn’t know you were supposed to hold a chef’s knife with the thumb on top, learn something new every day :)
Thanks for the lesson. Some cuts I knew but some things were NEW. Keep Blogging. Keep Writing.
I never knew what the matchstick cuts were actually called before this. Cool :)
This is brilliant. well done.
That’s cool. My dad went to school for culinary art.
I sometimes write about culinary stuff (art). I like the simple approach. I dislike the snobbishness of many culinary sites and their style of writing. I contend the best foods in the world are peasant foods; food for the common folk.This is well done.
Very cool and helpful too, thank you :)
Wow, do you draw these all yourself? Great tips for beginners!
Nice! For how long I’ve been cooking, the one thing I still don’t do well is handle a knife!
So Important to Know about the Knife and how to be Safe in One’s Kitchen – thanks for sharing! Congrats on being FP!
Oh! This makes me happy. Thank you for making this, you should have it printed on tea towels.
This is incredibly artistic! Amazing!
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This is exactly what I needed.Thanks.
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Very nice illustrations and great information. Well Done :-)
Beautiful illustrations! I love them…….. great guide, easy to follow and quirky. Where did you learn to draw like that? After 5 years of studying art I still can’t draw anything I am happy with- would love to know your secret?
Hello! I came to this style after a lot of experimenting. I did a lot of figure drawing in school and it really helped with drawing hands and the like.
My work took me down a more conceptual route, my experimenting lead me to deconstruct the ‘object’ which eventually lead to the complete destruction of any physical representation of the ‘concept’. I did however love life drawing. I am in great admiration of your skills and ability. Look forward to future posts.
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Thanks for availing me such valuable & knowledgable kind of information.I go through your blog and found it fulfilling our needs, wants and demand
The language of food is so interesting. Thank you for sharing this, I learned a lot from this post!
This looks great! Congrats on being Pressed!
Very cool!! I’ve always wondering about the proper cuts and cutting method. And I’m a visual learning so your post is perfect!
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I love this, it’s informative. Thanks for sharing.
nice cool stuff… I dint know bout ny of it… great that u shared :)
nice cool stuff… i dint know about any of it.. great that u shared :)
Very informative! I bet I’ve been doing it wrong all along! lol
Thanks for this handy little diagram with terminology. Also, I love the illustration!
I’d love to see this as a Prezi presentation. The visuals would go splendidly with the words!
I’d love to see this as a Prezi presentation!
Lol, nice one :D
I just love your posts with illustrations accompanying the recipes rather than photos. So refreshing!
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Useful and amusing tutorial illustrations
Good Graphics and fun stuff.
great info! never knew all of this terminology. now, if i just had a sharp knife in the drawer!
This is an interesting picture. Very nice.
wow!! i will never look at a knife the same way again!!!
lovely, lovely :)
Love it! Great illustrations :-)
That’s really cool, and most people don’t know how to hold/cut. Awesome.
this is exactly what i say..a pic is worth a lot of words.
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This past Friday I went to Chef Ryan Terry’s cooking class at FloCafe &Catring in Elmira, Ontario. His passion for local foods from the farms around and his ability to make everything from scratch is very inspiring (more on that on a later post). At the class we talked about knife skills, so when I came across this post, I was impressed and had to share! Hope you like it!!
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Love the illustration and descriptions, fantastic!
I love the post. Thanks for sharing.
Woooooow….Nice illustrating pictures… I’ve never seen one illustrating such well. Keep up the good work. I am starting to following you! :)
like the illustrations a lot…nice!
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I don’t really reblog. It seems a lot easier though. I thought this was cool to share since my site is all about food.
Well described! Pictures are always the best to explain something that is quite difficult to imagine in reality
I’m not even sure why this is so fascinating… but it is.
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A nice “how to” illustration on culinary skills
My brother just finished a 10 weeks culinary arts program and knife use was the first lesson. He said he had no idea how little he knew about cooking for the public. Thanks for the great info! Every cook can use more know how!
olmamış but nice
Lovely, informative and unique! Nice job!
Cool, I pined it on Pinterest
Excellent post – just cuts like a knife
Great drawing technique! It wants to be a poster. Plus, it’s a beautiful answer to one of those questions a long-time-but-not-much-anymore cook doesn’t want to ask.
Glad you liked it! I’m opening an etsy shop within the month. Please stop by to pick up a little something once it’s open. Cheers!
I’m considering printing this out and sticking it on my kitchen wall for reference. Great post!
Wow!! I never knew those parts in a knife.
Your illustrations are fantastic! In fact, they remind me of the Calvin and Hobbs cartoons I used to love so much. Great blogging. In fact, I think your method of blogging is fascinating. Keep up the great work.
Nice. I never knew there were conventions on the name and sizes of cuts. Usually I just cut in whichever size and shape that goes with my hunger level. :D
So simple, so useful. Love it. :)
So simple. So useful. Love this.
Loved the post :-)
Love this! I’m a big fan of illustration and it’s very rare to see it surrounding the culinary topic! bravo x
These are great illustrations.
Great example of an infographic!
Fantastic! I would love to frame this for my kitchen wall! The colors are so great.
Hello! I just had some screen printed posters made, I’m also getting some giclee prints made soon. I’m opening an etsy shop within the month!
Awesome! I’ll keep an eye out for you. Congrats on the etsy shop!
Beautiful. I agree with the previous commenter–get it printed on tea towels or made into a kitchen poster.
Hi! I just had some posters made for an art show. I’m planning on opening an etsy shop within the month!
ooooooooooh, so great!!!!!! I LOVE your illustrations! Have you considered making posters? I have been looking for some kitchen art, and this would make great & functional art!!
Hello! I just got some posters made. I’ll have them for sale very soon.
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Can’t you see this printed on a tea towel or framed for a kitchen wall?
That’s awesome! Wish I would have found this before I almost chopped my finger off (twice) trying to dice potatoes and peppers!!
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lol. cool. and simply done. nice pictures. :)
Love this. I’m one of those unfortunate souls who has never learned to properly cut an onion and when doing so, I start off with full intention of holding a knife properly when in the end, I’m weilding a sharp weapon willy-nilly with my eyes squinted shut in hopes of cutting into edible sized pieces and being able to see again once the brutal onion cry is over.
I’ll try using your technique next time and see how far I get.
I’m one of those unfortunate souls who never really learned how to properly hold a knife, let alone dice an onion. I start off strong, but in the end am girl having a good onion-cry with eyes squinted shut whilst weilding a sharp weapon will-nilly in hopes of the end result being bite sized pieces.
I’ll try your holding technique next time and see how far I get.
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This is really neat, love the illustration. :)
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German & Japanese knives are my fav…
A Knife for me it’s a “Sabatier K” from france
Now I know all the terms for the different cuts, thanks. :) I will impress all my friends now…and especially my wife.
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This is a great post for those who want to leave the kitchen with all ten fingers. You’re getting what people pay big bucks to learn. Enjoy, see you Wednesday
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Great diagram. It’d make a cute magnet or wall hanging too. –Michelle @DietDrop
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A very handy set of tips on kniife skills
this is great!
Thanks, I am going to showcase this week on, A Girl, a Fork and a Spoon.com. Thanks for such a great tutorial!!
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Knife Skills : A beautiful illustration on how to use your knives and the types of cuts you can make with them. Wow.
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Looks really nice! Just wondering–french “frie”? Before you spend a lot of $$$ printing these, double check the spelling. I think it should be “fry.”
Thanks for pointing that out, thats the trouble with a bad speller doing hand-lettering…no spell check!
Awesome tutorial, great illustrations! This is the best representation of basic knife skills I’ve seen since culinary school :) thanks for such a cool post!
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Fantastic illustrated tutorial!
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This needs to be a t-shirt! Or I guess an apron would be more appropriate…
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simple, lovely (and useful!) graphics by illustrated bites
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