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The definitive book on knife skills from the knife manufacturer recognized worldwide as the symbol of the best quality and function.

Every home chef needs a knife skills book. Cooks who know how to choose a knife, how to maintain it and how to use it properly work more safely, more quickly and more efficiently. Good knife skills also allow a cook to cut ingredients uniformly, allowing everything to cook at the same rate and creating the best presentation in the final dish.

The authors'' unique approach in this book stems from their experience in the culinary classroom, where they observed how people learn. Elliot and DeWan refined their teaching process based on this vast experience.

Some of the features in the book are:

  • More than 1,200 color step-by-step photos that clearly instruct and provide information on each technique
  • Instructions on proper knife sharpening techniques
  • Arrows and other graphic devices that direct the reader to the exact photo on the page and the precise skill illustrated
  • A concealed wiro binding that lies flat, keeping a cook''s fingers on the knife, where they safely belong
  • Concise, detailed and easy-to-understand instructions on how to hold a knife, the basic cuts and the proper techniques for cutting poultry, fish and specific vegetables and fruits, and creative garnishes
  • Coverage of Japanese-style knives and cutting techniques
  • Concise history of knives and knife-making

The Complete Book of Knife Skills was created in collaboration with Zwilling J.A. Henckels, one of the world''s leading manufacturers of high-quality knives. This indispensable reference will allow home cooks to teach themselves knife skills based on professional instructors'' years of experience.

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Zwilling J. A. Henckels introduced his legendary German cutlery in 1731, and now his chefs have created a textbooklike guide on how to use the blades of the present. A kitchen-technique book of this depth and precision is a useful read for home cooks and aspiring culinary students alike. Authors Elliot and DeWan break each skill into small intricate steps, which allows the gourmands among us to follow along with ease and confidence. Once we have our mise en place, we’re invited to peruse the kitchen as we learn how to chop, dice, rondelle, and chiffonade our way through the pantry. The chef-authors clearly outline which tools and practices are necessary to fabricate poultry, fillet fish, shuck oysters, or butterfly chops. Chapters alternately discuss the proper way to cut for presentation and cooking accuracy while focusing on procedure and safety. This step-by-step manual of age-old culinary tradition will have readers who are looking to sharpen their kitchen skills preparing frenched lamb rack with tourné potatoes and fluted mushrooms in no time. --Brian Lesson

Review

Here is an excellent book that would be useful on any cook''s bookshelf. This very well-prepared book helps to give you everything you need to know about knives, and how to use them safely and efficiently.
--George Erdosh San Francisco Book Review

About the Author

Jeffrey Elliot is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and has cooked at Le Cirque and Le Bernardin in New York. He was Director of Culinary Relations for Zwilling J.A. Henckels, Demeyere and Staub as well as the executive chef for Zwilling J.A. Henckels U.S., and currently runs his own full service marketing and PR Company called Culinary Relations. He is also the Co-Author of The Complete Guide to Sushi and Sashimi available October 2015
James P. DeWan is a chef, culinary instructor and award-winning food writer. His Chicago Tribune column, "Prep School," is now in its fifth year, and he has served on the culinary faculty at Kendall College in Chicago. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.
Established in 1731, Zwilling J.A. Henckels has the experience and competence that come with manufacturing knives of outstanding quality for more than 275 years.
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Reichhardt
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takes your cutting to the next level
Reviewed in the United States on October 2, 2015
Selected this based on reviews after my knife sharpener, which never worked very well, broke and I replaced it with a modern sharpener. Suddenly my knives were like-new sharp again - and my guide hand found itself in harm''s way. I was giving it nice clean knicks, unlike... See more
Selected this based on reviews after my knife sharpener, which never worked very well, broke and I replaced it with a modern sharpener. Suddenly my knives were like-new sharp again - and my guide hand found itself in harm''s way. I was giving it nice clean knicks, unlike the jagged nicks from dull knives, but still, after the fourth bandaid, I knew it was time to learn how to cut properly. This book was perfect. I had picked up some of the techniques from random sources previously but found that here they were consolidated and rationalized. There were also new techniques I''d never previously learned. Bell peppers, in particular, were usually the culprits that caused my hand to get nicked, but now I can easily and safely chop them into beautiful equally sized pieces. Many of the meat/fish techniques are beyond what I''m likely to do, but a few simple changes based on this book halved the time it takes me to cut up a whole chicken. The photos and instructions are clear and easy to follow, and my hands are nick-free. I highly recommend this book.
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ann
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For a seasoned chef, valuable, I hear my instructor''s eyes and voice on me.
Reviewed in the United States on July 19, 2021
This is a reminder of ALL knife skills I''ve been taught in Culinary School. I bought this book for my kitchen, for the cooks and servers, for myself! I feel a refresh of my instructors'' voices, etc. This book is an amazing refresher for seasoned Chef''s, I remember doing... See more
This is a reminder of ALL knife skills I''ve been taught in Culinary School. I bought this book for my kitchen, for the cooks and servers, for myself! I feel a refresh of my instructors'' voices, etc. This book is an amazing refresher for seasoned Chef''s, I remember doing hours of all of these cuts (hours of potatoes, beef, pork, fish...),but for a home cook, could be confusing.
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YvonneL
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Wonderful book, great detail and explanations!
Reviewed in the United States on July 16, 2015
I LOVE this book! As an experienced home cook, I was thrilled to finally get a book that detailed not only cutting techniques, but the different types of knives that are most used in the kitchen. Each technique includes not only detailed instructions, but full color... See more
I LOVE this book! As an experienced home cook, I was thrilled to finally get a book that detailed not only cutting techniques, but the different types of knives that are most used in the kitchen. Each technique includes not only detailed instructions, but full color photographs to illustrate each technique as well! The descriptions of both knives and techniques are incredible, and there is even a section that details making decorative food for platters. I can''t recommend this highly enough. If you''re a beginning or experienced home chef, this is a keeper!
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Scott
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Knife skills
Reviewed in the United States on May 21, 2021
Great read. Helped improve knife skills
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Mr DJ
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My knife skills bible!!!
Reviewed in the United States on November 16, 2019
A great book with all of the details that a person needs. Good pictures and directions. This book covers everything, and I mean everything. As I said above, this is the knife skills bible and anyone that cooks needs this bible.
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Kelly
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Great resource
Reviewed in the United States on March 30, 2016
Great resource for learning/brushing up on knife skills. A lot of detailed information about knives in general, as well as a ton of step-by-step guides (with lots of pictures) for performing knife cuts. I don''t own or particularly care for this brand of knives, and while... See more
Great resource for learning/brushing up on knife skills. A lot of detailed information about knives in general, as well as a ton of step-by-step guides (with lots of pictures) for performing knife cuts. I don''t own or particularly care for this brand of knives, and while the book suggests knives from the brand''s product line, it doesn''t take anything away from the book''s usefulness.
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Kwassa
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As Good as a Demo
Reviewed in the United States on December 1, 2010
The book is well laid out with a lot of care taken to show step-by-step pictures and instructions for proper technique. The book covers a lot of ground. While I found the overview a good refresher, and need to spend more time relearning how I should be holding... See more
The book is well laid out with a lot of care taken to show step-by-step pictures and instructions for proper technique.

The book covers a lot of ground. While I found the overview a good refresher, and need to spend more time relearning how I should be holding my knife, positioning the food and myself, I find it particularly useful for the things I don''t do on a daily basis such as filleting fish or carving a ham. The results look better and I''m wasting less food. I expect in the long run it will also save me time as I get used to doing things the "right" way. I find I learned all my knife skills in my mother''s kitchen, and so only know how to cut what she cooked. This will make instructions on cutting an artichoke or the whole chapter on shellfish particularly useful. The chapter on creative garnishes seemed only amusing to me, but a visiting friend found it the most intriguing part of the book and planned to replicate an apple swan in the near future.

I am on my third copy because friends keep taking mine; the book is that useful.
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TonyD
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Very thorough.
Reviewed in the United States on July 3, 2021
The book is exactly as advertised. It is however, a spiral bound book. Not sure if that makes any difference to anyone. Great book, great information. Very thorough.
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Flushedphoenix
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Pictographic and helpful
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 23, 2013
This book is full of pictures and descriptions that help you use your knives to their fullest. The first section offers advice on choosing your knives admittedly with a slant to the knives produced by the writer but the majority of the advice is very unbiased and very...See more
This book is full of pictures and descriptions that help you use your knives to their fullest. The first section offers advice on choosing your knives admittedly with a slant to the knives produced by the writer but the majority of the advice is very unbiased and very clear. This section also offers a very good section on keeping your knives in tip top condition - telling you the difference between Oil stones, water stones, diamond stones, ceramic stones, steels and the uses of each one as well as how to use them. Section 2 is how a professional kitchen differs to a home kitchen but how you can utilise this in a house to make things easier. How to hold your knifes safely and how to guide the knives so that you don''t cut yourself with them. Section 3 - Basic Vegetable cuts - sticks, dice, chiffonade, rondelle etc and where you would utilise these stir fries, soups. Section 4 - Cutting of specific fruit and vegetables showing you which techniques from the previous chapter is best for which vegetable in which situation - several vegetables can use several techniques depending on what you want the end product to be Section 5 - Cutting poultry - preparing a whole chicken to different portions Section 6 - Cutting Meat - different techniques pouches for stuffing, butterflying, Frenching chops, Frenching a lamb Rack, boning out a leg of lamb. Section 7 - Cutting Fish - descaling, filleting round fish, flat fish skinning Section 8 - Cutting Shellfish Section 9 - Carving Cooked Meats Section 10 - Creative Garnishes
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Anon
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More than just a knife skills book. It will make you a better organised chef
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 26, 2012
I recently bought a set of professional chefs knives and thought it would be a shame if I still used them as I always have so I decided to buy a book that would teach me how to use them properly. I have only read about 100 pages but I''m already hooked and can''t wait to...See more
I recently bought a set of professional chefs knives and thought it would be a shame if I still used them as I always have so I decided to buy a book that would teach me how to use them properly. I have only read about 100 pages but I''m already hooked and can''t wait to start practising. This book is fantastically detailed and easy to follow. The spiral binding is a great idea so that the pages stay open and it looks like it will be relatively easy to wipe clean. I can''t wait to be able to professionally cut onions evenly and quickly and to carve a chicken properly. If you want to be better in the kitchen get this book!
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Anthony Lauder
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Reasonably comprehensive
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 4, 2015
Overall, very good advice on using a knife. For an experienced cook, many of the techniques will already be well known, but I still learned a few new things here. I was slightly disappointed that there are several well know techniques not included here: for example, there...See more
Overall, very good advice on using a knife. For an experienced cook, many of the techniques will already be well known, but I still learned a few new things here. I was slightly disappointed that there are several well know techniques not included here: for example, there are better ways to cut red and green peppers than shown in the book. Still, I am happy with the purchase, and would recommend this book to somebody who is just getting started with professional knives in the kitchen.
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Delta Blues
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Excellent book on Knife Skills
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 18, 2013
I really like this practical and well-thought out book. It''s spiral-bound so you don''t have to struggle with holding the pages back - particularly if (for example) you''re cutting something in the kitchen and following the book step-by-step in preparing the food prior to...See more
I really like this practical and well-thought out book. It''s spiral-bound so you don''t have to struggle with holding the pages back - particularly if (for example) you''re cutting something in the kitchen and following the book step-by-step in preparing the food prior to cooking. It covers everything I wanted to know - from dissecting a whole chicken, to fish, to garlic and other veg, fruits. It also covers the types of knives on the market and gives a great commentary on them and, of course, explains the function of each knife and how to use them individually with clear photos to accompany each step-by-step process in using the knives.
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DPW
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Really good.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 5, 2019
I really like this practical and well-thought out book. Being spiral-bound it lays flat so no struggle with holding the pages back. It covers everything I wanted to know with each section covering different food stuffs.
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