The perfect meal often starts with some knife work in the kitchen, but thinking about the precision required, not to mention the fact that there's a sharp object in your hand, can often make prep time an intimidating experience for at-home chefs.
But with these expert knife skill tips and tricks from chef Ariane Duarte—you may recognize her from Season 5 of Top Chef —you'll not only feel more comfortable in the kitchen, but you'll also feel more confident in your very own culinary repertoire. Check out the above videos, and you'll learn how to do everything from deboning a chicken (it's a lot easier than you think) for your next dinner party to supreming citrus so you can take your orange slicing game to the next level. You'll also learn exactly how to keep those knives nice and sharp so you can continue to make culinary masterpieces for years to come.
Of course, every Top Chef knows that having the right set of knives is essential for making culinary magic. Head on over to TopChefCutlery.com to check out all different types of knife sets, and get cooking!
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