Tips & Techniques

5 Links to Read Before Slicing and Dicing

May 14, 2014

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.

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  • 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.)

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