Friday, December 7, 2012

Le techniquê: How to Julienne

This week on the Le techniquê you are going to learn how to julienne vegetables like a pro.
Julienne is one of the most popular cuts used in french cuisine and practicing it will not only make your dishes look superb but will improve your knife skills and ensure that your vegetables cook evenly and get ready at the same time. 

When you study french cooking you have to memorize all types of cuts, each one of them has a name and its own measurements; julienne for example is supposed to be thin sticks of 1 to 2 millimeters square and 5 to 7 centimeters long. These techniques exist to make the communication in the kitchen more efficient and to ensure that doesn't matter where you come from or where you trained, when you hear the name of the cut you will do it exactly like everybody else in that kitchen is doing because there is only one way to do it right; this creates standards and consistency and it's one of the many reasons why french cooking is so precise and special.  


  1. Que precisão, preciso treinar muitooooo, ficou perfeito.
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  2. Gostei muito e já testei, ficou um prato lindo.


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