Everything you need to know about kitchen knives

August 2, 2014
Do you know your paring knife from your cleaver? Could you chop an onion into a fine dice? How about preparing the perfect julienne? We're not all blessed with Gordon Ramsay's knife skills and Delia Smith's cooking knowledge, but there's no reason why we can't all learn our way around the kitchen. So if you're not too sure about any of the above then don't fear, because this infographic from our friends at Visual.ly has got you covered. First and foremost, it explains that half the battle is choosing the correct blade for the job - it doesn't matter how good your technique is, if you're trying to debone a fish with a bread knife, it's not going to end well. It also takes you through the most common cutting jargon, how to stop your chopping board from slipping and all the basic techniques you'll ever need to chop like a top chef.