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Ask Me Anything (Office Hours)

Eric Wynkoop - Ask Me Anything (Office Hours)

This event was on Tuesday, January 02, 2024 at 11:00 am Pacific, 2:00 pm Eastern

Join Chef Eric Wynkoop in his virtual office as he welcomes all of your questions. This event was created for you and we encourage you to Ask Anything – from cooking techniques to co… Read More.



What’s the best way to keep your knife blade clear while dicing?

— Bob Crosley


Uh, yes, uh, that is indeed a common occurrence. And, um, so, you know, a couple of things come to mind. So, number one, let me just an answer your question directly. And, uh, that is to say that the blade will need to be, you know, wiped with a hand or, um, you know, on the edge of your container, uh, in, in some fashion, every couple of slices, sometimes every slice, depending on what it is that you're, you're doing, uh, in order to keep the, the blade, uh, clear of these pieces that can fall into the path of the blade. Okay? Uh, now the other part of my response is that there are certainly, uh, contexts where maybe it's not such a big deal, you know, if some of these pieces get a little cut, oddly a second time, and, uh, you can just go ahead and push on through your slicing and dicing, um, and not worry about those results, okay? But certainly, uh, yes, if the, if the visual appeal right is part of, um, uh, the, the finished product is, is important, uh, you know, and it's, and also the even cooking in some cases, you know, of, uh, of these, uh, cut pieces, then the, the only solution that I'm aware of is to clean the blade every slice or two as needed.
Eric Wynkoop

Eric Wynkoop

Director of Culinary Instruction