Whether it's time to fine-tune an old skill or you're venturing into a new hobby, going back to the basics is a great place to start. When it comes to meal preparation specifically, knowing some knife jargon is key to effectively following even the simplest of cooking instructions (and putting your cutting skills to good use). Fortunately, this video from The Kitchn quickly runs through the correct terminology of each part of a knife, equipping both seasoned pros and kitchen beginners with the right information to get dicing, chopping, and slicing in no time.
The clip below will not only refine your cooking skills but also ensure your safety—and feeling on top of the latest culinary jargon isn't so bad either. Once you've sharpened your knives and cutting skills alike, check out our pick of shoppable options below.