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Preparation Techniques

Cubing


Cubing is a cutting technique in which food is cut into 1/2 inch size pieces. Cubing your food is a good technique to help ensure consistent cooking, texture and appearance.

Dicing


Dicing is a cutting technique in which food is cut into 1/8 inch to 1/4 inch pieces. You can dice vegetables into smaller pieces for more even distribution of the flavor for all your favorite dishes.

Chopping


Chopping is a simple form of cutting, in which food is cut into irregular size pieces.

Mincing


Mincing is the process of chopping food into tiny pieces.

Julienning


To julienne food is to cut it into thin, matchstick-style strips about 2 inches long. This cutting technique is frequently used with vegetables to create a garnish for salads, but can also be used with meats.

Slicing


Slicing is a cutting technique in which food is cut into thin, flat pieces.