Cooking Essentials - Knives
I love to cook, which is fortunate because being willing and able
to cook one's own food makes it a lot easier to be vegetarian.
The key to cooking is having a nice kitchen with plenty of space
and the right kinds of tools. It has taken me years, but I think I've
finally got my kitchen just the way I want it. The trick is to have
enough counter space to hold all of the gadgets while still allowing
room to chop and mix. In addition, it's knowing which tools you need,
and that is what this series of articles will teach you.
You definitely need to have a good set of knives. There are all kinds of beautiful sets with 10 or 20 knives,
but if money is an object, all you really need are these four essentials:
- Chef's knife - Elongated triangular blade, used for chopping.
- Utility knife - Long thinnish blade for slicing.
- Paring knife - Short, thin blade for paring.
- Serrated knife - Rough blade for cutting bread and tomatoes.
And don't forget that to go along with your knives, you also need
the following accessories:
- cutting board
- knife block or magnetic knife strip
- knife sharpener
Shop for knives and accessories:
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