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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 3 of 24: Ask any professional chef and he or she will tell you -- always hone your knife after every use. Every time you use a knife, some of its teeth will be bent or misaligned. You need to hone the knife in order to keep its edge straight. Hold the honing steel vertically. Press the thickest part of the blade against the steel and pull the knife down towards you. ALSO READ: 50 Basic Cooking Tips You Should Memorize

2. Honing knives

Ask any professional chef and he or she will tell you -- always hone your knife after every use. Every time you use a knife, some of its teeth will be bent or misaligned. You need to hone the knife in order to keep its edge straight. Hold the honing steel vertically. Press the thickest part of the blade against the steel and pull the knife down towards you.

ALSO READ: 50 Basic Cooking Tips You Should Memorize

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