Whether you’re just discovering the joys of cooking or you’re a seasoned home chef, there’s a good chance that your food-prep technique could be improved.
We’ve researched what particular fruits and vegetables people seem to be having trouble with by looking at common Google searches, and then searched far and wide for the best tips around.
In our infographic below, you’ll find 8 tips, tricks and shortcuts that are sure to make you more confident in the kitchen.
Know your knives
We’ve highlighted 4 essential knives for your kitchen in our infographic, but if you want to know more about knife types, maintenance and storage, take a look at this complete kitchen knife guide.
What to do with all those beautifully chopped ingredients
We’ve pulled out a few recipes inspired by the tips in our infographic that you might like to try…
Fennel, grape, tomato and orange salad
This recipe from Nadia Lim combines two of the items from our list – cherry tomatoes and fennel – in a beautifully simple but vibrant salad.
Roasted butternut squash with spiced lentils, feta and pine nuts
Julia Frey’s delicious meat-free dinner makes butternut squash the hero, and also includes red onion on the ingredients list, which you’ll now know exactly the right way to slice!
Pineapple-pomegranate fruit salad
This mouth-watering combination from Good Housekeeping pairs pineapple and pomegranate seeds alongside grapes, oranges and rosemary. An easy but indisputably enticing dessert.
See all 8 hacks in full
If there’s anything in the infographic that’s not completely clear, here are all the original sources so you can double-check the details…
- How to Cut Tomatoes Like a Ninja – YouTube.com
- How to Finely Chop an Onion – YouTube.com
- How to Dice a Butternut Squash Without the Hassle and Tough Prep – YouTube.com
- Winter Salad with Fennel and a Blood Orange Vinaigrette – NourishingMeals.com
- How to Cut a Pineapple in a Few Easy Steps – GoodHousekeeping.com
- How to Cut a Mango – Mango.org
- Super Pomegranate Opening – YouTube.com
- How to Cut and Juice a Lime – ChefHeidiFink.com