Knife Skills to Make Life Easier


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Did you know that knives are not designed for chopping? They are designed for slicing. There is a subtle difference there, but it makes a HUGE difference in the results and the energy you’ll use preparing your ingredients.

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Knife Skills to Make Life Easier:

  • Longer blades are safer and more efficient than shorter blades.
  • Use the back half of the knife and slice (don’t chop!) in a circular motion.
  • Always keep your fingers above the blade.
  • Face your nails down to the cutting board, never out towards the knife.
  • Slide a knuckle on the inside of the blade to guide each cut. (awesome tip!)

Kitchen Knife Skills Tips from Barefeet In The Kitchen


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Mary Younkin

Mary Younkin

Hi, I’m Mary. I’m the author, cook, photographer, and travel lover behind the scenes here at Barefeet In The Kitchen. I'm also the author of three cookbooks dedicated to making cooking from scratch as simple as possible.

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