How to Sharpen a Knife and Other Skills
Jacques Pépin demonstrates essential knife skills, from sharpening to chopping.
In this Article
How to Sharpen a Knife
A sharp knife makes prep work easy. Here’s how to sharpen a knife with a sharpening stone or an electric knife sharpener.
How to Chop
Jacques Pépin reveals the best chopping techniques for speed and safety.
How to Prep Fruit
How to Prep Vegetables
Jacques Pépin demonstrates proper technique for prepping leeks, potatoes, peppers and other vegetables.
Slideshow: Choosing the Best Kitchen Knives
F&W recommends sturdy and sharp kitchen knives—including an excellent, well-balanced $10 blade.
Tips on How to Sharpen a Knife and More
Step-by-step illustrations of basic knife skills.
Sotohiro Kosugi of New York City’s Soto shares how he keeps his sushi blades perfectly honed.
American cooks have gone mad for lightweight, supersharp Japanese chef’s knives. F&W tested more than 100 widely available ones to find the best.
Tips on buying and caring for knives.