Leading knife expert Friedr. Dick GmbH & Co. KG. has launched a new book called ‘CUT! How to Cut Properly’. Available from Nisbets, the ultimate knife dictionary comprises of 219 glossy pages and provides readers with hints, tips and guidance to help them perfect cutting skills and techniques.
The go-to knife guide is for established chefs as well as those just starting out and learning the trade. Knives are personal with the feel, handling and cut all unique to an owner. For professional chefs it is important to have the right knife for the job and know which knife is best for which ingredient and mastering specific skills can be a challenge.
Featuring over 90 different cutting techniques – from perfecting the ‘tunnel technique’, a safe cutting method which keeps fingers out of the way of the knife’s blade; to mastering mincing, the up-and-down tip-to-heel knife cutting action – and explaining the purpose of over 20 types of knife, CUT holds the answers to a wide range of questions – from how to slice and cut a whole host of different foods, to selecting the best knife to use for a particular culinary job.
Whether it’s how to cut vegetables, fruit, meat, poultry, fish and seafood, cheese or bread and pastries; CUT’s easy-to-read chapters have been expertly written to showcase the best possible ways to cut. What is more, CUT is also interactive, and the most important cutting techniques have been videoed. By scanning the accompanying QR code, readers can watch video tutorials via their Smartphone of tablet PC whenever they wish.
The secret to a chef’s success is in their preparation, which is accomplished using sharp knives and correctly executed cutting techniques. As such, knife care, sharpening methods and safety while cutting are important to consider and all feature in the book.
Set to inspire as well as educate, readers looking for menu inspiration will be interested to read the various recipes from two Michelin starred chef, Sebastian Frank, which also feature in CUT.
For the more tech-savvy chef, CUT is also available as an App. Suitable for mobile devices such as Smartphones and tablet PCs, the CUT App makes the book’s contents easily accessible on the go. By downloading the App, users can view 50 videos about different food products and their appropriate cutting techniques as well as read about how to master certain knife skills.