Northern Michigan chef, educator and writer, Nancy Allen, takes us through the how to basics of caring for and sharpening your culinary knives—and then moves on to basic chopping skills.

Watch for Allen’s soon-to-be-released book, Global Tastes/Global Techniques, Twenty Influential World Cuisines, published by Pearson-Prentice-Hall.

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