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Modern Mondays Episode 1 — Romaine lettuce using the Chiffonade technique

Published on March 14, 2022
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Cook Time: 5 minutes
Serving Size: 1 serving
Welcome to my new series “ Modern Mondays ” Episode 1 — Today I’m showing you how to thinly slice lettuce, basil, spinach and many other leafy greens with this technique. These types of videos have been the most requested on my page and I’m constantly being asked to show you how I cut lettuce, onions, how to poach eggs, and give you overall tips and advice in the kitchen. Now, you all know that I am self-taught and never went to culinary school but I feel like over the last decade + I have learned a lot through practice so I hope I am able to give you some valuable tips and tricks. Truth is, my mom has always cut lettuce like this and her and I have a very hard time eating salads that have a thicker cut. I personally feel like when you take the time to just relax and have some patience and enjoy the process, the salad tastes that much better when it’s cut like this. This video goes out to my Mom as she taught me how to cut like this. Weather you use a $5 knife which is what we’ve always used, or a $300 knife, the principles remain the same. A more expensive knife does make life much easier but not needed for a delicious outcome. Some other important tips are:
    ✨use a sharp knife — my knives are in my highlights so take a look but you can use any
      ✨steady cutting board — make sure the board doesn’t move on the counter. Use a damp paper towel under the board, a non slip mat or a board that has grips. The paper towel method is my favourite
        ✨sturdy hold on the knife and never put your pointer finger on top of the knife. Wrap your hand around the handle closer to the bottom. Your hand shouldn’t be near the top of the handle where you have no control
          ✨the claw — when cutting anything always make a “ claw ” with your hand and place your knuckles down on the vegetable you are cutting. Your knuckles will protect you from cutting yourself and guide you
            ✨always move the guiding hand back as you cut and pay attention. Go slow if you need to
              ✨have patience and enjoy the process. This should be relaxing and therapeutic


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