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Top 10 Knife Skills

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Dicing

Many people believe that diced foods look better than those that are chopped.
Many people believe that diced foods look better than those that are chopped.
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Whereas chopping is mainly used for foods that don't need to be cut in uniform shapes and sizes, dicing is the opposite. Dicing is good for cutting fruits and veggies into even-sided cubes. You can dice your provisions into any size you'd like, of course, but there are three main types of dices: large (3/4 inch), medium (1/2 inch) and small (1/4 inch). To begin, first cut your food into several square-sided pieces of equal length. After placing these pieces in a row, cut the whole group into as many cubes as possible.

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