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What's the best way to use a kitchen knife?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
When following any eating plan, what you do (and don't do) with your fork and spoon are your most crucial actions. But don't underestimate the power of a great knife to make what you do in the kitchen as enjoyable as what you do at the table. Overpay to buy the best 8-inch chef's knife (without serrations) you can afford. And follow these rules, to avoid leaving a finger in the guacamole:
  1. Always keep the pointed edge on the cutting board; just lever from the point and cut sliding away from you under the back end.
  2. Always cut away from yourself.
  3. As you're lining up foods with your non-cutting hand, tuck the top of your fingers under the bottoms, so you let your knuckles, not your whole fingers, be the guide.
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