Friday, August 6, 2010

Back to Basics

Fridays are for the beginner cooks.

The Right Knives

Before you can really get into cooking, you need the proper cutlery. I'd say these three knives pictured above account for 90% of my kitchen cutting. The top one (Santoku) is my all-purpose knife. It the head honcho, the work horse...without it, I am nothing. It's good for cutting just about anything. A decent one is about $25-$35. The paring knife (middle) is great for peeling fruits and vegetables or trimming the fat. The serrated knife is my bread knife. I also use it for cutting sushi rolls. If you want to make cooking a hobby or just want to prepare food more efficiently...these are the three knives you may want to start with.

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