In the Hands of a Chef: The Professional Chef's Guide to Essential Kitchen Tools
December 2007, ©2008
Chapter 1. Knives and Cutting Tools.
The Parts of a Knife.
The Cutting Edge.
Types of Knives.
General Purpose Knives.
Knives for Butchering and Fabricating.
Sharpening and Honing Tools.
Electric Knife Sharpeners.
Additional Cutting Tools.
Ice Carving Tools.
Tongs and Similar Tools.
Scissor and Shears.
Graters and Rasps.
Guitars (Egg Cutter).
Carving and Kitchen Forks.
Wire Mesh Gloves.
Meat Pounder or Meat Tenderizers.
Vertical Chopping Machine (VCM).
Food Chopper (
Chapter 2. Knife Skills.
What’s in Your Knife Kit?.
Handling and Maintaining Knives.
Sharpening Knives on a Stone.
Honing Knives on a Steel.
Keeping Knives Clean and Sanitized.
Holding the Knife.
The Guiding Hand.
Setting Up Your Work Area.
Chopping and Mincing Foods.
Shredding and Grating.
Slicing Cuts: Plain and Decorative.
Precision and Portioning Cuts.
Decorative and Special Cutting Techniques.
Chapter 3. Cutting Techniques for Vegetables and Fruits.
Chapter 4. Cutting Techniques for Meat and Poultry.
Halving and Quartering Poultry.
Meat Fabrication Techniques.
Tying a Roast.
Cutting Bone-In Chops.
Disjointing a Rabbit.
Carving Roasted Meats and Poultry.
Chapter 5. Cutting Techniques for Fish and Shellfish.
Preparing Live Lobster to Cook.
Removing the Meat from a Cooked Lobster.
Clams and Oysters.
Chapter 6. Hand Tools for Measuring, Mixing, and Baking.
Tools for Measuring.
Volume versus Weight.
Tools for Measuring Volume.
Tools for Measuring Weight.
Tools for Measuring Temperature.
Baking and Mixing Tools.
Mortar and Pestle.
Pastry Bags and Tips.
A revision of The Culinary Institute of America's Professional Chef's Knife Kit, the book provides must-have information on the tools necessary for any kitchen, including knives, mixing tools, gadgets, and measuring tools
Knife skills are an essential part of any chef's basic training. This book will be an invaluable resource for students and professionals, as well as for amateur home cooks interested in improving their knife skills
In addition to easy-to-follow instruction on the use of kitchen tools, the book also includes information on each tool's history and evolution and real-life kitchen secrets from top professional chefs
The affordable package includes 112 black and white photographs that illustrate kitchen tools' proper use and handling
The book's release will be tied into the launch of the CIA's new line of branded kitchen equipment