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Why chefs say you should always cut your sandwich diagonally

INSIDER Logo By Taylor Tobin of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 8: 
  
    There are countless ways to cut
    a sandwich.
  
  
    The diagonal cut is an
    all-around favorite among sandwich-making chefs.
  
  
    The classic vertical cut has
    its benefits, too; it's clean, compact, and picturesque.
  
  
    A high-quality bread knife and
    a bit of know-how will get you a well-sliced sandwich
    regardless of your cut preferences.
  
  
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  Easily the most iconic handheld
  meal in existence, the sandwich comes in a multitude of forms.
  From bread to fillings to condiments, sandwich-making involves
  plenty of variables and plenty of opportunities to get creative.
  But one related question proves a bit more challenging than it
  seems: what's the best way to cut your sandwich? 

  We asked a group of professional
  chefs for their opinions on the matter, and they delivered
  impassioned arguments for the "diagonal cut," for the "vertical
  cut," and useful tips for achieving the perfect slice, regardless
  of your directional preferences.

Easily the most iconic handheld meal in existence, the sandwich comes in a multitude of forms. From bread to fillings to condiments, sandwich-making involves plenty of variables and plenty of opportunities to get creative. But one related question proves a bit more challenging than it seems: what's the best way to cut your sandwich?

We asked a group of professional chefs for their opinions on the matter, and they delivered impassioned arguments for the "diagonal cut," for the "vertical cut," and useful tips for achieving the perfect slice, regardless of your directional preferences.

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