Before watching Brendan McDermott's series of knife skills lessons, I thought I knew my way around a chef's knife. You guys, I was wrong. In under two hours, this mini class taught me more about slicing and dicing than decades of trial-and-error experience in my home kitchen. Watch it right now and you'll see exactly what I mean. Oh and best of all? It's completely free.
Know how to use your knives...I am so glad I have had chef training. Doesn't mean I get careless and sometimes don't rock the blade or use an inappropriate knife. I paid for it a few years ago and really cut my hand badly. KNOW YOUR KNIVES! And keep them sharpened...a dull knife is very dangerous.