12/05/2012 11:10 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

The Kitchen Knife: A Basic Primer (Video)

Chef Melinda Casady, co-founder of Portland's Culinary Workshop, demonstrates an "a to z" host of knife techniques working with a 10″ chef knife. If you are only going to own one good kitchen knife, Casady recommends using the 10″ knife as the one all-purpose kitchen knife.

As Casady explains, learning proven techniques for working with a kitchen knife not only will make prepping easier, it will help improve the final cooking results.

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