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Fri Jun 8, 2018, 11:18 AM

Basic knife skills with Tony Bourdain



Learn how to avoid chopping a finger off.

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Reply Basic knife skills with Tony Bourdain (Original post)
BigmanPigman Jun 2018 OP
hlthe2b Jun 2018 #1
elleng Jun 2018 #2
DetlefK Jun 2018 #3
Saviolo Jun 2018 #4
BigmanPigman Jun 2018 #5
AwakeAtLast Jun 2018 #9
Staph Jun 2018 #6
BigmanPigman Jun 2018 #7
Staph Jun 2018 #8

Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 11:21 AM

1. Bookmarked for later. I've never been good at this.

RIP, Mr. Bourdain. You were a sensitive soul and I can certainly imagine the toll the world of today may have taken on you. I'm glad you got to experience so many wonderful people across the globe. RIP

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Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 11:37 AM

2. Thanks! Will work on it, thanks to him!

Having a party this weekend, but NOT cooking.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 11:46 AM

3. I never understood why you cut off both ends. It's way more practical to keep one end.

Cut off the thick end, peel. Cut in half, dice, and when you get to the end of the onion, you will find that you can hold the onion by the "tail" of the thin end. This way, you can comfortably dice to the end without ever endangering your fingers.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 02:05 PM

4. If you've never read his book "Kitchen Confidential"

You really should.

The section on how to equip your kitchen is absolutely on point. Get a GOOD knife (careful here, because getting good knives can become addictive and expensive). Get some good heavy bottomed pots and pans. He's got lots of great advice for home cooks.

Such a sad day for the culinary world. My dream dinner date with my culinary heroes included Anthony Bourdain, Andrew Zimmern, and Jen Agg.

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Response to Saviolo (Reply #4)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 02:09 PM

5. While he was a chef he was really picky setting up his work area a certain way

and he needed tons of clean hand tails. He was very organized at work and home and traveling.

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Response to Saviolo (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 02:04 AM

9. I would add Eric Ripert!

I love him, his shows, his food! Plus he's not so hard on the eyes either.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 03:54 PM

6. Eerie that you posted this last night!

RIP, Mr. Bourdain!


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Response to Staph (Reply #6)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 03:58 PM

7. I posted it this AM when I first heard.

We should all go and get sushi or pork or anything really spicy washed down with copious amounts of alcohol tonight, just as Tony would have liked.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #7)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 03:59 PM

8. I'll have to cook something new this weekend.

I'm not sure what, but spicy sounds good!


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