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23 Surprising Cooking Tips You Learn at Culinary School

24/7 Tempo Logo By Hristina Byrnes of 24/7 Tempo | Slide 2 of 24: You have to keep your knives sharp. Otherwise, slicing and chopping will be much harder. If you take proper care of your knives -- and this is where honing comes in -- you'll only need to sharpen your blade a few times a year. You don't want to sharpen the knife too often because sharpening takes off metal and wears out the knife. People with dull knives hurt themselves.

1. Sharpening knives

You have to keep your knives sharp. Otherwise, slicing and chopping will be much harder. If you take proper care of your knives -- and this is where honing comes in -- you'll only need to sharpen your blade a few times a year. You don't want to sharpen the knife too often because sharpening takes off metal and wears out the knife. People with dull knives hurt themselves.

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