Knife Skills Illustrated

Knife Skills Illustrated

A User's Manual

Book - 2007 | 1st ed
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Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393061789
Branch Call Number: 642.6 H444K
Characteristics: 256 p. : ill. ; 26 cm

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unbalancedbutfair May 20, 2013

This would have been a 4 and a half star 50 page book. Unfortunately it was stretched over 200+ pages. The skills and information are good but it is repetitive only sporadically adds new information. Effectively this means that you have to glance through the illustrations of how to cut turnips which are not substantively different than the potatoes section, or you'll miss the method for dealing with peppers that IS different and useful. Some are different with their own tricks. Most aren't and are just repeated from skills taught previously. Something I found annoying, though lefties might find useful, is that instructions for cutting each item is repeated for left handers. Word for word the same only with the knife in the left hand and a flipped illustration.

Worth glancing at, worth reading the beginning and flipping through the rest, even worth checking out from the library. But I would not buy it and I will keep looking for a book that teaches effective knife skills for the kitchen to add to my library.


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