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  1. inabox

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  2. mike9

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    Yeah - kind of a hack way of using your knife(s).  I don't know what "school" he went to, but . . . 
     
  3. someday

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    I kind of speed watched the thing, just to see what the post was about...I didn't see anything glaringly wrong with what he was doing. Seems like he works and is used to working in a place where production speed and "getting it done" are a little more important that super duper knife skill accuracy, but again, I didn't see anything really "wrong" with what he did. 

    Specifics anyone? Why post a video like this with no explanation? 
     
  4. halb

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    I agree. What do you see him doing wrong?
     
  5. kuan

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    Hmm I thought it was fine. 

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  6. mike9

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    My only critique was the peppers - too much vein left and dropping one knife to pick up another to trim seems redundant.  But hey to each their own.
     
  7. jimyra

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    I did not see him clean his knife.  He wiped it with a towel he did not not sanitize.  The lid was open on the work station refrigerated unit, it should be closed when not in use.  The mushroom box was placed on the work station after sitting where?  The mushrooms should be cleaned before slicing.  I know this is picky but if you are teaching everything should be correct.
     
  8. mcgreggor57

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    He's on the forum but I can't find his original post announcing his YouTube channel. That's how I found it. As a home cook I took some good stuff away from it.
     
  9. cheflayne

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    I am fairly certain that the member of the forum that started this thread, is the person in the video. Or it could just be coincidence they share the same first name. :~)  
     
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  10. inabox

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    thank you for pointing out a few things I may do better  however I respectfully disagree with sanitizing a knife when moving between vegetables. when going from veg ro meat or fish I compleatl agree. however when just going from veg to veg witch are ingredients that can be eaten raw there should be now worry about cross contamination. 
     
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    I am picky but not incorrect.   I have reviewed the ServSafe manual and other references.  All produce should be cleaned and washed before prepping.  All work surfaces should be sanitized before use and in between different types of produce.  This includes cutting boards and knifes.  Towels used for this should be stored in a sanitizing solution.  Produce prep should not be done in an area where there are ready to eat foods.

    This makes sense if you think about where your produce comes from.   Let’s assume your peppers came from farmer A.  Farmer A is cheap and does not provide his workers a port-a-let and his pasture drains into his pepper patch.  His peppers are covered with e coli.  Farmer B grows onions and follows good practice so his onions are free of bad stuff.  When you use the same knife and cutting board for cutting peppers and onions without sanitizing in between you have just cross contaminated your food.  Next you throw the box of mushrooms on your prep area.  It was clean when it left the grower but the delivery driver uses the same two wheel cart to put chemicals in the bathroom as he does to transport your mushrooms.

    I think an instructor or a teacher should think about all aspects of the lesson.   Good luck with your videos