My book club read The Sharper Your Knife and we all loved it. So I got a copy of The Kitchen Counter Cooking School and I was so inspired, I went ahead and got the chef’s knife from block set we received as a wedding gift 11 years ago sharpened for the first time! I’ve read through your description on how to cut an onion, but I think I’m doing something wrong. Do you have any photos of this process online anywhere? Heather C., Houston
Kathleen says: Ah, it warms my heart to hear about people getting their knives out in the kitchen. As it happens, I have a video we made last summer in which I demonstrate basic knife skills, including the way the chefs at Le Cordon Bleu showed me how to chop an onion. You can also go to the cooking lessons page for a free video on knife skills from Rouxbe.com.