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post #31 of 48

Make sure you are between the hood and a fan.

 

That is all - you'll never cry again.

 

Simply evacuate the fumes.

 

(hint - standing between the pass and the hood...ie. air flowing past your face is the easiest position)

The fumes get someone else.

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"Plus, this method makes you look like a complete lunatic. If you care about that sort of thing".  - Dave Arnold

 

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post #32 of 48

Some of the fastest knife work I've seen was from the resident "old guy" in a hotel I used to work at. In his 50's I believe... Beat up old serrated knife with a plastic handle, just killing pineapples, and melons, Swedish Chef style! Here comes the exec with his $1200 Japanese knife, and he's too scared to put some miles on the freaking thing!

post #33 of 48

When he cut the onion it didn't look like he cut it very precisely to me in the video

post #34 of 48

What about this guy?

 

Gebe Gott uns allen, uns Trinkern, einen so leichten und so schönen Tod! Joseph Roth.
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Gebe Gott uns allen, uns Trinkern, einen so leichten und so schönen Tod! Joseph Roth.
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post #35 of 48
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That guy wins.  I was wondering how he did it but then I saw he wraps his thumb.

post #36 of 48

I gotta say I like the way all the kinds sit in a circrle contributing to making all the food.

Here it's more like "Brad log off that damn video game right now--dinner is READY!"

post #37 of 48

cut onions over and over and over.... they don't tend to bother me anymore, somehow someway the onion has to be MEGA strong or it just doesn't phase me anymore. Environmental conditiong.

post #38 of 48

Skinny arms big hands here wins onion dicing contest

 

 

 

Small dice, very uniform, and super fast.  Even faster I think when he was using the Konosukes and some other knives.

 

 

Rick

post #39 of 48
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Originally Posted by Dave Kinogie View Post

I was told to put a small piece of bread in your mouth while cutting it. IDK if it's completely psychological but it does tend to work.
I've used the bread trick too, it works for me though I have had Chefs ask me what the F I thought I was doing haha
post #40 of 48
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Skinny arms big hands here wins onion dicing contest


 

Small dice, very uniform, and super fast.  Even faster I think when he was using the Konosukes and some other knives.


Rick
I don't know, he might be fast but his respect for technique seems poor. He seemed to wipe onions on the floor with his towel, also the way he throws his knife down in the pile of onions at the end. Speed isn't just about how fast you can cut the onion, it's economy of movement in every motion if your body. He will lose time picking onion bits off of his handle and cleaning his floor.
post #41 of 48

Interesting points, but is really a knife demo, not a prep demo, after all.

 

 

Rick

post #42 of 48
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Interesting points, but is really a knife demo, not a prep demo, after all.


Rick
Haha very true.
post #43 of 48

Latest fast onion champ

 

 

 

 

 

Rick

post #44 of 48

Gotta be razor sharp to do that. Good form though, notice how he tilts the knife to follow the curvature of the onion.

And was that just a latex glove on his left hand?

post #45 of 48

I don't know the extent of what you guys use for gloves, but the knife is a Tanaka in SG2/R2 steel, hella sharp.

 

Aaron who was in the other video I posted a while ago showed the same good technique, but the Tanaka wielder is noticeably faster.

 

 

Rick

post #46 of 48
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Latest fast onion champ









Rick
yeah I like theory's videos on youtube. that's not you, right?
post #47 of 48

Well after all I am known as the magician of motion, master of relaxation and the originator of the scientific study of detrimental antagonist input and dynamic controlled resistance training but, no, another Rick.  I did have the knack for fast switchback turns when I raced motocross though. ~~~

 

In all seriousness Rick T has the innate ability to picture in his mind exactly what he wants his knife to do, and has eliminated all extraneous physical tension from his patterns of coordination.  I don't think it's possible for a human to demonstrate much more in the way of speed and precision.

 

Rick


Edited by Rick Alan - 5/28/15 at 12:50pm
post #48 of 48
hes a smart dude whoever he is. his fabrication vids are great! I know he's on kkf. Or was.
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