Now that we have learned about knives we are ready to practice our knife skills by learning how to chop, dice and mince. We started out with a cucumber because even though it has a tough exterior it has a soft interior. Bananas are too soft and they stick to the knife which is distracting and makes them touch the blade too much trying to get the stuck banana off.
I started by giving my Little Chefs a cucumber only 4" long.
The first thing they do is cut lengthwise a thin slice off the ...