Knife skillsNo, I am not in a murderous mood. I am referring to the skill of chopping vegetables and fruits. I love watching TV reality shows of cooking competitions, especially Master Chef Australia. I am quite fascinated by the way in which the competitors chop stuff so agilely and at such high speed, not to mention how finely everything is diced. Most of them are so good that they can even chop in a manner which ensures all the pieces are evenly cut, whether in cubes or circles or thin, straight pieces.
I really admire such artistic knife skills. I am not at all good in cutting a fruit - any fruit! - in fact, it is really hopeless. I do manage to cut vegetables in a reasonably good manner, not bothered too much about different shapes and sizes of the cut pieces, but do try not to have chunky bits. Also, I take my own sweet time over it and not in any quick manner as such. I also take care when using a knife and I think only on two occasions have cut a finger in the process.
What about you?