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UglyJoe
03-04-2011, 06:38 PM
I thought it would be nice to start a thread of YouTube videos that show interesting or otherwise cool knife moments. I'll leave forumite videos to members who want to post their own stuff, but if you find any cool knife vids and want to post them, let's do it here!

First up are a couple of sashimi videos. Nothing spectacular, I just like how elegant and smooth the work is:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LD5-8E5h1ws

and


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipkiFwh8Z5w&feature=related

Next is... well, I don't know what it is, but it is awesome...:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qm3oEqutOf0

And finally, the one and only way to debone a whole chicken, from the master himself:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAekQ5fzfGM

Anyone want to add more?

P.S. I'm not going to add these videos, but for anyone that hasn't, you have to check out itasan18's channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/itasan18). That will kill your time for a day or two.

shankster
03-05-2011, 03:24 PM
Jacques Pepin rules!!

UglyJoe
03-05-2011, 04:19 PM
I agree. So, anyone out there know exactly what the chef is doing on the third video? Is he making full length horizontal cuts with the yanagi? I can't tell, but it's nuts.

JBroida
03-05-2011, 04:25 PM
it seems that way... just crazy

UglyJoe
03-05-2011, 04:38 PM
it seems that way... just crazy

On so many levels.... he's not even looking at it. I'd be serving raw fillet-of-finger if I tried that! On another note, when he's making the chopping motion to finish the cutting he shows an extreme/supreme example of what you talked about in your latest video of holding the knife loosely with his right hand.

I could watch that video all day...

shankster
03-05-2011, 06:08 PM
I like the roll and peel technique. I doesn't even look like he's cutting all the way through on the horizontal cuts.

UglyJoe
03-05-2011, 11:21 PM
That's why I asked about it, it's strange looking. But it looks to me like he's cutting through, then at the end he raises his fingers and pushes the top layers over, in preparation for his next cut. So I think he must be cutting all the way through...

shankster
03-05-2011, 11:43 PM
Crazy skills.Much respect.

Vertigo
03-10-2011, 01:53 PM
Wow. That's some impressive cutting!

EdipisReks
03-10-2011, 02:25 PM
I'd be serving raw fillet-of-finger if I tried that!

hell, i've been known to serve raw fillet-of-finder when i have been looking.

Eamon Burke
03-18-2011, 01:16 PM
Yeah that sushi guy is crazy! I could have used speed like that at the sushi bar. We'd never have to prep cucumbers in advance!

That Jacques Pepin video is awesome.

spaceconvoy
03-19-2011, 04:50 AM
I agree we don't need to link every single ittasan video, but this one stands out for me, probably because he usually focused on fish. Gives me a new appreciation for the petty:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpdC2oGxZiE

The next two are some unorthodox technique videos that I just think are cool. First is 'fake katsuramuki' (starts around 3:15), and the second is how to dice an onion without a cutting board (I remember seeing a better/more skillful version somewhere, but can't find it)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMNLX5ZJShY


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3sdsyGg76M

And finally, even though there's not much knife technique, you can watch the whole series of Jacques' More Fast Food My Way on youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=435B8F0CB00AF764

Audi's or knives
03-23-2011, 04:53 PM
Cool vids. Does anyone know a better site than this for learning techniques and knife skills, this site give you some basics for a home cook I find useful.

www.saveur.com/techniques-subchannel.jsp?page=1&order=1&subcat=1051

SpikeC
04-11-2011, 04:22 PM
Here is a little bit of Gordon Ramsay with no bleeping bleeping going on!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGJ6o09q0fQ&NR=1&feature=fvwp


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGJ6o09q0fQ&NR=1&feature=fvwp