The three finger rule keeps you safe when cutting vegetables.
Three fingers, ring, middle and forefinger. The middle finger to the fore and the first knuckle acts as a guide for the blade.
Everything else is tucked safely out of the way.
Cut with a rhythmic rotary action, don’t chop. Chopping is fine with practice but for the majority of cutting it is much better to use the knife as it was designed – to slice.
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