I want to learn as much as possible.

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I am a beginner cook and don't have much experience.

I want to learn as much as possible. 

If you can post youtube videos of any tutorials, it would be greatly appreciated.

Anything from general cooking techniques, to how to chop veggies, I can use all the help I can get.

I am currently using some older knives right now, they aren't very good, but I will

replace them with this knife.


It is the most I can spend on a knife.  But I have heard good things about it. 
 
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Thanks for the links, really appreciate it.
Once done viewing all of the videos on FreeCulinarySchool, I will sign up for
the 1 week free trial on rouxbe.com
 
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Jacques Pepin.  Not that I've watched much of what he has on youtube, its probably all good. 
 
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OnePiece: Keep in mind that once you're familiar with a basic technique, from having seen others perform it, the rest is time in grade.

Take basic knife work. You'll learn, on those videos, all about the pinch grip and claw method. But until you actually do it, it's kind of meaningless. And you will be slow at first. Don't let that frustrate you; you have to walk before you can run.

What I'm saying is put speed out of your mind. Concentrate on doing the job right. Speed will come with experience.
 
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Good advice. 

May I want to learn fast, I understand that quality over quantity is best.

It would be better to learn how to do it properly first, and then focus on speed later. 

Thanks for all the advice.  /img/vbsmilies/smilies/smile.gif
 
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I am also a beginner cook. I have been trying to teach myself, but I took a sanitation class that was very helpful. I'd recommend it if you want more clarification on cooking temperatures and food safety.
 
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Maybe you can learn some cooking from Sanji! ( I kid)

I found Martin Yan's video helpful.

note: he uses a cleaver but the techniques work just as well for a chef's knife also.

Martin Yan

part 1


part 2


part 3


part 4( debone a chicken in less than 30 seconds!)


part 5


Judging by your name I think you might have some interest in Japanese cooking

http://www.youtube.com/user/cookingwithdog?blend=1&ob=4
 
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OnePiece and BigFatBaker  -  I'm really excited you both are going to master cooking!

This forum has a wealth of experience and a lot of very nice people. PLEASE ask lots of questions and everyone here will be more than happy to help you both.

OnePiece - The 8" Forchner is a perfectly great knife. I worked with a chef that used the same knife just as well and just as effectively as any $400 dollar knife.

Get a good paring knife and you're all set/ ; )
 

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