chef's knife


Definition of chef's knife

: a knife used for preparing food especially : a large, general-purpose kitchen knife usually 8 to 10 inches long that has a blade curving upward along its length and ending in a narrow point The chef's knife, usually 8 inches long, is … the workhorse of the kitchen. It is used for chopping, slicing, and dicing a variety of foods. Consumer Reports

Examples of chef's knife in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For those who just want to get one nice knife, a chef's knife is your must-have tool. Jennifer Aldrich, Better Homes & Gardens, "Williams Sonoma Is Having a Big Sale on Top-Rated Knives," 30 June 2020 The 7-piece set includes a vegetable knife, paring knife, chef's knife, bread knife, kitchen shears, honing steel, and a storage block. Jennifer Aldrich, Better Homes & Gardens, "Update Your Kitchen for Summer with Williams Sonoma's Memorial Day Sale," 22 May 2020 With a chef's knife, a big cutting board, and enough practice, tackling any of these 18 ingredients will become second nature. Team Basically, Bon Appétit, "For Your Own Safety, Please Learn These 18 Basic Knife Skills," 27 Mar. 2020 Fold it in half down its length, then use scissors or sharp chef's knife to cut it into two smaller rectangles. Jesse Sparks, Bon Appétit, "Line Your Pan with Parchment Overhang, Make Life a Smidge Easier," 25 Mar. 2020 Meanwhile, with a large, sharp chef's knife, carefully cut each squash lengthwise in half. Wolfgang Puck,, "Start Thanksgiving meal with savory squash soup," 21 Nov. 2019 Out of the more than 200 listings, Bourdain's chef's knife netted the highest bid of $185,000, before the additional 25% buyer's premium of $46,250. Danielle Garrand, CBS News, "Anthony Bourdain's chef's knife sells for over $230,000 at auction," 5 Nov. 2019 Cut off the wide, flat sides of the flesh, about 1/4 inch on either side of the pit with a chef's knife. Charlyne Mattox, Country Living, "Here's Your Step-by-Step Guide on How to Cut a Mango," 2 Aug. 2019 Buy the Basics The single most important cutting implement in any kitchen is the chef's knife, which comes in sizes between 6 and 14 inches. The Good Housekeeping Institute, Good Housekeeping, "How to Buy a Chef's Knife," 2 May 2012

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First Known Use of chef's knife

1893, in the meaning defined above

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10 Jul 2020

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“Chef's knife.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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