The Out Guide to Chopping

3.20.2014

By Scott Hocker

It's getting sharp in here...

How To Cut Cleverly
OK, so you’ve amassed an extensive blade collection that would put any Top Chef contestant to shame. Now what? Below, a knife naming guide.

Paring Knife
To: Peel an apple
Perfect for: Fruit salad

 

Utility Knife
To: Slice cheese, limes Perfect for: Cheese boards, G&Ts

 

Santoku
To: Chop and slice without food sticking to the blade. Perfect for: Anything!

 

Fillet Knife
To: Skin fish
Perfect for: Homemade fish sticks

 

Slicing Knife
To: Slice thin cuts of meat Perfect for: Salami, smoked fish

 

Cleaver
To: Hack through bone Perfect for: Releasing tension!

 

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