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Basic knife cuts &

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Basic Food Cuts and Shapes

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Basic knife cuts &

  1. 1. BASIC KNIFE CUTS & SHAPES
  2. 2. Why there’s a need to develop knife skills and to know the basic cuts?
  3. 3. 1. Uniform cooking time. • Large pieces of vegetables take longer to cook than smaller ones. • Consistent cutting technique ensures your food is cooked to a uniform degree of doneness.
  4. 4. 2. Enhanced visual appeal. • Again, it's the art part of the culinary arts. • Sloppy knife work makes for a sloppy- looking dish. • Skilled knife work indicates a cook who takes pride in their work and doesn't take shortcuts. It's a way of paying a compliment to whoever you're serving the dish to — saying to them, in effect, "You're worth the trouble."
  5. 5. BASIC CUTS IN COOKING
  6. 6. ALLUMETTE • Definition: A strip cut measuring ¼ inch × ¼ inch × 2½ inches. • Pronunciation: al-yoo-MET • Also Known As: Matchstick cut
  7. 7. JULIENNE • Definition: A strip knife cut measuring 1/8 inch × 1/8 inch × 2½ inches. • Pronunciation: joo-lee-ENN
  8. 8. BATONNET Definition: A basic knife cut measuring ½ inch × ½ inch × 2½-3 inches. • Pronunciation: bah-tow-NAY
  9. 9. CUBE Definition: A cube shaped cut ½ to 1 inch
  10. 10. DICE • Definition: A Cube shape cut measuring ¾ inch × ¾ inch × ¾ inch. Smaller than cube cut at about ¼ inch FINE DICE • Definition: A cube shape cut measuring ½ inch × ½ inch × ½ inch.
  11. 11. BRUNOISE Definition: A cube shape cut measuring 1/8 inch × 1/8 inch × 1/8 inch.
  12. 12. MINCE • To cut into very small pieces. This term means the smallest possible pieces; smaller than dice or chop, but not pureed.
  13. 13. CHIFFONADE • herbs or leafy green vegetables (such as spinach and basil) are cut into long, thin strips. This is generally accomplished by stacking leaves, rolling them tightly, then cutting across the rolled leaves with a sharp knife, producing fine ribbons. • "Chiffon" is French for "rag" referring to the fabric-like strips that result from this technique. To chiffonade simply means to turn
  14. 14. TOURNE •French, turning •2 inches by 7 sides •Soccer ball

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