Your holiday guests are only a few days away, and like your home you want your meals to be the masterpiece you envision them to be. You’ve probably heard that the best way to get your meals to cook more evenly and for a better presentation is to have good knife skills. With the proper skills, you can reduce your time in the kitchen and your dishes will surely wow your guests. If you’re unable to take a class to increase your skills in the kitchen, there’s a new at home reference that can help you master your blades – The Zwilling J. A. Henckels Complete Book of Knife Skills: The Essential Guide to Use, Techniques and Care.
We were sent a copy of The Zwilling J. A. Henckels Complete Book of Knife Skills: The Essential Guide to Use, Techniques and Care to review and check out before the holiday season. A couple years back, I treated my mother, sister and boyfriend to a knife skills class and still use the skills every day in the kitchen. The beginners class taught us the very basics in the kitchen as well as how to sharpen our knives. And while I feel more confident with several different knives, a refresher or a guide is always helpful once in a while. The Complete Book of Knife Skills is exactly what I needed to have on hand as a reference.
Inside the spiral bound book you will not only find information about different knives and what you should use them for, but basic cutting skills and techniques, how to cut and carve meat and how to prepare beautiful garnishes. The book is 400 pages of information that helps the home cook (or beyond) grow with their skills in the kitchen and helps them become a better cook as they do it. Unlike traditional cookbooks there aren’t recipes in this book, but instead useful reference information to make sure your recipes come out right when you’re using the proper technique.
The Zwilling J. A. Henckels Complete Book of Knife Skills: The Essential Guide to Use, Techniques and Care is on Amazon and at bookstores near you. For me, this is a must have kitchen reference book to have on hand to help refresh my knife skills throughout the years.