Speed up Kitchen Prep with the Complete Book of Knife Skills

Posted on Nov 16 2015 - 11:50pm by Susan Bewley

Disclosure: I received this product for free to review. The opinions in my review are honest & my own.

Wanting to make prepping food faster in the kitchen? See what we think of the Complete Book of Knife Skills here!

As someone who loves to cook, I have to say I have spent a lot of time over the years cutting fruits, vegetables, and meats. Without a question this is the most time consuming part of cooking for me, even with having my husband assist me. Even though I have a nice set of knives, it sometimes seem challenging knowing how exactly to use them, especially with oddly shaped items. I have always wanted to take a cooking class just to learn how to speed up cooking prep., With my busy schedule, I needed something to help. Luckily, we recently found the perfect solution – the Kwilling J.A. Henckels’s Complete Book of Knife Skills.

Complete Book of Knife Skills: What is It?

Looking for a book to teach you how to properly cut just about any food in your kitchen efficiently and safely? If so, we think you will love the Complete Book of Knife Skills.  In this book, home chefs will learn everything they need to know  about properly using knives in the kitchen, allowing you to work more safely, effectively, and, of course, faster. By having everything cut properly, not only will your dishes look better on the plate, but cook more evenly, allowing every bite of your meal to taste perfect every time. Each of these skills are taught using picture demonstrations, as well as detailed descriptions, making it easy for even beginner chefs to learn about using a variety of different techniques. One thing is for certain, this guide from Jeffrey Elliot and James P DeWan is perfect for any aspiring home chef!

Complete Book of Knife Skills: Our Thoughts

As someone who has a very nice knife set, I have to say I was very excited to get this book. I will honestly say I was ignorant when I first got them, and assumed having very nice knives would make me a better cook. While it made prepping a bit easier, I have to say it wasn’t always more efficient. With the Complete Book of Knife Skills, I was shocked at how many things I was cutting wrongly, making twice as much work for me and making a bit more of a mess out of what I was cutting. While relearning how to cut some things will take time, I have to say that having the picture guides showing me the proper technique and knife makes learning so much easier. Based on my own experience, I am delighted to give the Complete Book of Knife Skills an A+ rating!

Complete Book of Knife Skills: Where to Purchase

Want to buy this awesome book for yourself or someone in your family? You can buy the Complete Book of Knife Skills on Amazon.com for only $27.87.

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Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

10 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. lisa November 18, 2015 at 5:35 pm - Reply

    This is different from any other book that I’ve seen. I would have to see the book, I never really thought about knife skills before.

  2. Amber Ludwig November 19, 2015 at 9:33 am - Reply

    This sounds fabulous!! I totally struggle in the kitchen!! I bet speeding up prep time would really help me out!! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Linda Manns Linneman November 19, 2015 at 7:04 pm - Reply

    I know I am doing alot of this wrong too. This is a book I would love to have. Thank you so much for sharing

  4. Elsa Beckford November 20, 2015 at 10:27 pm - Reply

    I love this

  5. Heidi Robbins November 21, 2015 at 1:46 am - Reply

    This looks interesting, I know I would learn a lot!

  6. Sue M. November 22, 2015 at 2:23 pm - Reply

    This would be a really useful book as I admit I’m not very knowledgeable about the different techniques. Thanks for posting!

  7. shannon fowler November 22, 2015 at 10:53 pm - Reply

    This looks interesting. I always hate how long it takes to chop things up. It normally ends up with me spending more for the pre chopped things at the store

  8. lisa November 23, 2015 at 11:41 am - Reply

    I never thought much about using a knife correctly. I suppose it could make things quicker. I’m just happy to have a sharp knife when I need one.

  9. Shreya Sharma December 14, 2015 at 5:12 am - Reply

    I think speed does matter!

  10. Cindy S. September 20, 2016 at 2:24 am - Reply

    I need this book! I really don’t feel as confident or as knowledgeable about using knives in the kitchen as I should. We have a very nice set of knives that could be of much better service if I knew more about them!

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