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Complete Knife Skills

with Brendan McDermott
Complete Knife Skills
Master the most important tool in your kitchen and cut prep time in half with this FREE mini class!

Become faster and more accurate with your knife work, and create dishes that cook evenly and look truly professional. Guided by chef Brendan McDermott, you’ll explore proper hand placement and the four fundamental cuts. Learn to dice, mince and julienne a range of produce. Find out how to chop herbs without bruising them or losing flavor, and never again cry when cutting an onion. Uncover Brendan’s favorite shortcuts for working with butternut squash, pineapple, chiles, citrus and more. Discover the four knives every chef needs in their kitchen, and finish the course with a lesson on honing and sharpening your knives at home!

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0:51

Lesson 1. How to Use Your Free Mini Class

  • Overview on how to use your FREE mini class.

8:20

Lesson 2. Introduction

42:53

Lesson 3. Essential Knife Skills

42:51

Lesson 4. Shortcuts for Fruits, Veggies & Herbs

15:05

Lesson 5. Sharpening & Honing

"Wow. Totally astounded by the course content and the teacher's clarity. I had never heard of the low and high cuts. Loved the pepper coring approach and the avocado pit trick. I've taken a two knife skills classes in person and this one was a great addition, and possibly the best."
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