The Basic Rules for Washing, Peeling, and Cutting Vegetables

Appears in
The Fundamental Techniques of Classic Cuisine

By French Culinary Institute

Published 2021

  • About
The basic rules for washing, peeling, and cutting vegetables have evolved with practical considerations. Careful washing ensures that all products are free of impurities when ready for preparation, while smooth peeling and uniform cutting ensure even cooking and enhanced presentation. Once learned, these rules are never forgotten and, without exception, offer a basic element that will move a dish from the everyday to the sublime. In the beginning of the learning process, it is extremely important to practice these rules over and over again.