Basic Knife Skills: Chopping an Onion
Video by TJ O’Brien
“Refine the basics!” You’ve probably heard this once or twice in the gym, and now we’re taking that philosophy to the kitchen. Chopping an onion is like the air squat of kitchen skills. It will be the first thing you are assigned when you start at the bottom rung in any kitchen, and like an air squat, it will reveal compensations you’ve been making in your more advanced movements. The onion is a placeholder for almost any vegetable, the same technique will apply to any round/cylindrical veggies too.