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5 Links to Read Before Slicing and Dicing

By • May 14, 2014 • 0 Comments

Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen. Culinary greatness, here you come.

Today: A nod to two unsung kitchen heroes.

When's the last time you waxed poetic about your knives and cutting boards? In a world full of glamorous gadgets -- stand mixers, high-speed blenders, mandolins -- your basic knives and cutting boards may not get enough praise. But it's time to brush up on your knowledge of these trusty kitchen staples. These links will help.

How to Sharpen a KnifeHow to Care for a Wood Cutting BoardChoosing the Right Cutting BoardStarting a Knife Collection

  • Step one: Choose the right cutting board. (Food52.)
  • Here are the 4 knife cuts every cook should know. (Serious Eats.)
  • You'll want to keep your cutting board secure. Here are 5 ways to prevent slipping. (The Kitchn.)
  • Watch: Martha shows us how to clean and care for wooden cutting boards. (Martha Stewart.)

Slicers and dicers -- share your secrets in the comments! 

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