Preparing your ingredients is the most important part of the cooking process. Knives are critical in making this process go quickly and safely.
This infographic lays out all of the fundamental knife knowledge beautifully. Use it as a quick reference, or even a refresher course, on the many facets of knives in the kitchen.
- Serated knives are often used instead of chef’s knives for cutting tomatoes because the serrated edge allows the knife to penetrate the tomatoes’ skin quickly and with a minimum of pressure without crushing the flesh.