How To: Mince
30 min
Grade Level: 

The Edible Schoolyard Project
Berkeley, CA

Do you want to know how to use a knife like a professional chef? Mincing is an essential knife technique that allows you to cut foods into very small pieces quickly. It is easy and satisfying to learn how to do! This lesson will help you get started mincing and prepare a delicious Italian topping called gremolata that is excellent with roasted vegetables, soup, or grilled meats.
Student Learning Goals & Objectives: 
  • Practice mincing.
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Teaching Notes: 
  • If students are completing this lesson as part of the kitchen curriculum, Cooking with Curiosity: Challenging Perfection with Reflection this lesson is 2.5. The fifth lesson of unit 2.
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