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How to Sharpen your Knife Skills

How to Sharpen your Knife Skills

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Knife skills are one of the most important fundamentals to know as you get into cooking. Whether you’re a novice or a professional chef, you will glean some helpful tips from legendary chef Jacques Pepin’s advice on the topic, we promise.

We recommend watching the whole thing, but you can also head to the notes section for time stamps on specific knife skills if you don’t want to watch the whole episode. For the original post and detailed tips, visit: https://food52.com/blog/24187-knife-skills-class-jacques-pepin?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=SocialMarketing&utm_campaign=Editorial


  • 3:00 – How to position your hands
  • 5:53 – Peeling and slicing
  • 8:45 – How to use a paring knife
  • 15:52 How to slice a baguette
  • 16:55 – How to dice an onion
  • 19:37 – How to mince garlic
  • 24:01 – How to cut herbs
  • 26:16 – How to chiffonade
  • 27:20 – How to peel and slice carrots and potatoes