Monday, July 16, 2012
GIRLS LIKE GUYS WITH SKILLS
Numchuck skills, bow hunting skills . . . knife skills (I am not crazy, this is a reference to this movie)! How are your knife skills? Despite thinking of myself as pretty handy in the kitchen, my knife skills are a bit weak. I can never seem to remember quite how to hold the knife and what differentiates a julienne from a batonnet. Enter Heather Diane, the amazing California-based illustrator behind the blog Illustrated Bites, who put together this brilliant visualization of all sorts of knife knowledge. Super helpful, right? You should also check out her other posts where she illustrated recipes, different varieties of vegetables and much more! It's information at its most artistic.
So what do you do with your new knife skills? Use the clever 'OCD' cutting board above to make sure you get all your cutting measurements correct, pick up this interlocking knife set to find the right blade for the job, all while wearing this fabulous cut-resistant glove to keep from nicking your pretty little fingers!
Still need some more cutting-edge guidance (get it?)? Check out Martha Stewart's Cooking School; it's a super helpful book that walks you through everything from chopping and dicing to sautéing and icing. And get cooking!