Why Cutting my Finger with a Knife was NOT my Fault
When I was about 16 years old, I accidentally cut my finger with a kitchen knife. I don’t exactly remember what ingredient I was cutting, but, boy, do I remember staring at that deep cut in my hand. The knife had somehow slipped and there I was, in shock, wondering how this happened!
Have you ever cut your finger with a knife? I think we’ve all had that happen to us at some point.
It took a long time for me to realize that that this accident happened not because I was a young and foolish teenager, but because I didn’t really know how to use the knife properly or even which knife to use!
I had never been taught how to chop, dice or pick the right knife for whatever ingredient I was going to be cooking. Honestly, the only way I learned was by watching someone else do it and then trying and failing, and trying again, to copy their movements.
Well, what if there was another way to learn?
What if I could learn from someone who I could watch AND hear them explain the things to watch out for, so that I didn’t end up with another cut finger?
What if I could learn from someone that I could actually ask questions to so that I could put my mind at ease and feel more confident cooking?
The How to Cook Video Series
I am so excited to share my newest YouTube series called How to Cook.
In this series, we are getting back to basics and learning all those kitchen skills that everyone just expected you to know but didn’t actually teach you.
This month, we are learning all about knife skills.
Today’s video is How to Cut An Onion.
You’ve been there. You have to cut an onion for a recipe. But what actually happens is the onion has been hacked into a multitude of different shapes and sizes, and you can’t stop crying from the onion fumes!
Let me show you how to cut an onion quickly and efficiently so that you:
- Don’t have to cry
- Can have chopped onion pieces that all the same size
- Can feel more confident with your knife skills and power through any recipe with ease.
I learned these knife skills from a course I did at Sur La Table where a classically trained chef shared his knowledge on how to wield a knife confidently and without losing any fingers! I’m so glad that I learned these skills because it gave me so much confidence and I was able to cut vegetables so much quicker. And now I can share these invaluable tips and tricks with you!
Check out the first video in this new series right here!
Have a question about this video? Need help with a particular cooking skill?Drop it in the comments or DM me on my Instagram and Facebook.
If you’d like to level up your kitchen skills even more, book a personalized cooking class with me! We come up with a menu of delicious dishes that you want to cook, and I walk you through exactly how to cook each and every recipe. Invite some friends over and make it a fun night to eat, drink and make some incredible food! Email me to find out more!
Also, check out these recipes to use your freshly cut onions:
Essential Kitchen Tools
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