As the host of Slate’s series of cooking videos, I’ve received some criticism for my inexpert knife skills. I have good news for readers who want to learn from a true master of trimming, chopping, and halving: Cut Dat, a series of short instructional videos by filmmakers Michael Sorace and Edward Sturm, will show you everything you need to know about cutting eggplant, carrots, peaches, okra, Honey Nut Cheerios, pudding, American cheese, and many other common and important ingredients. For instance, here’s their how-to video about cutting fresh pineapple:
Here’s their video about cutting cabbage:
And here’s Cut Dat’s detailed how-to guide to cutting mackerel pike:
Surprising, entertaining, educational: This is video journalism at its very finest.
(Via the AV Club.)
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