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.)
TODAY IN SLATE
The Ebola Story
How our minds build narratives out of disaster.
The Budget Disaster That Completely Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola
PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer
The Shooting Tragedies That Forged Canada’s Gun Politics
A Highly Unscientific Ranking of Crazy-Old German Beers
Welcome to 13th Grade!
Some high schools are offering a fifth year. That’s a great idea.
The Actual World
“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.