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Our Rating: ★★★½☆ :: AS SHARP AS A KNIFE :: Read Our Full Review >>

It might not be the most exciting of reference tools to read but Kitchen Knife Skills will make any regular chef more efficient and safer when it comes to cutting up their produce.

What's New

Minor bug fixes

App Description

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Take charge of slicing and dicing! Learn the essential Kitchen Knife Skills from a Food Network pro on this Betterbook, made exclusively for the iPad and iPhone.

Prop this up by your cutting board, and dive into 36 HD video tutorials, interactive guided tours, and illustrated step-by-steps. From tricky basics like cutting onions and tomatoes to the more complicated realm of poultry, seafood, and red meat, it's all here. β€œKitchen Knife Skills” is the foundation for any aspiring home cook.

GIZMODO: β€œβ€˜Kitchen Knife Skills’ is a beautiful app book made by Open Air Publishing, the same folks behind our favorite apps like Speakeasy Cocktails and Wine Simplified. Their app books are always expertly designed and useful.”

WHY IT’S A BETTERBOOK
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β€œKitchen Knife Skills” is a book made exclusively for the iPad and iPhone, and includes:
β–Ί 36 HD video tutorials from Food Network veteran, Sarah Copeland
β–Ί Dozens of interactive guided tours and retina photo step-by-steps
β–Ί Extensive knife buying guide
β–Ί Quick-reference glossary and pop-up tips with key terms, definitions, and photos accessible throughout

PREVIEW VIDEO
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β–Ί Watch our short trailer video at betterbook.com/knife

WHAT THE BOOK WILL DO
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β–Ί Tackle Tricky Food Situations
With full videos and comprehensive step by steps, this is the ultimate guide to every slice, dice, and chop situation in the kitchen.
β€’ Chop an onion without the tears
β€’ Create perfect apple wedges
β€’ Mince garlic for a perfectly seasoned dish
β€’ Take the intimidation out of carving a turkey, cutting up a whole chicken, or filleting a fish.

β–Ί Safety First
Feeling tentative with a sharp blade? Creating stability and balance is key, and it starts with the proper grip. Learn how to hold the knife and prepare your food both safely and efficiently.

β–Ί Get the Right Knife for You
Technique isn’t everything; the tools are important, too! Learn the difference between European and Japanese knives, and with our buying guide, find the perfect knife for you on any budget.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
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β€’ Cutting onions
β€’ Tomato slices and wedges
β€’ Garlic
β€’ Ginger
β€’ Avocados
β€’ Pears and apples
β€’ Oranges, lemons, and limes
β€’ Mango and papaya
β€’ Pineapple
β€’ Peaches, nectarines, and plums
β€’ Artichoke
β€’ Carrots, parsnips, cucumbers, and zucchini
β€’ Celery and fennel
β€’ Hot Peppers
β€’ Leafy greens like basil, kale and cabbage
β€’ Leeks
β€’ Potato
β€’ Cutting up and splitting a whole chicken
β€’ Carving a turkey, prime rib roast, or a bone-in ham
β€’ Cleaning, gutting, and filleting a whole fish
β€’ Butterflying shrimp
β€’ Prepping lobster
β€’ Trimming beef tenderloin
β€’ Cutting flank steak

THE TEACHERS
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β–Ί On-Video Instructor: Sarah Copeland
Sarah is a New York City-based writer, food expert, and urban gardener, and her recipes and articles have appeared in Saveur, Food & Wine, and Real Simple. She was a long-time recipe developer for the Food Network and has published one cookbook, The Newlywed Cookbook, and has another to be published in 2013, Mostly Vegetarian.

β–Ί Author: Jane Kirby
Jane is a food writer and educator, and founder of the Vermont Cooking School & Farm. She has worked for Real Simple magazine, Glamour, Ladies’ Home Journal, Good Housekeeping, and Eating Well magazine. She has authored several books including Dieting for Dummies and Eat Great, Lose Weight.

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App Changes

March 11, 2014 New version 3.7
March 10, 2014 New version 3.5.3
March 10, 2014 New version 3.7
November 26, 2013 Price Decrease: $4.99 -> $2.99
November 15, 2013 New version 3.5.3
November 08, 2012 Initial Release

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