Well. I can roast a Cornish game hen, but I can’t dice a carrot. This all ties back to the fact that when it comes to learning to cook, I’m doing crap in the wrong order. I’m pretty sure I should have started with chopping carrots, moved on to bacon, and then tackled the Cornish game hens. But that’s too much “logic” for this girl’s brain to handle.
Before we get to my carrot-chopping skills (or lack thereof), it’s important that you watch a video of a carrot being diced properly:
Beautiful, no? But in the absence of culinary logic, I spent months chopping (if you can really call it chopping) carrots in a very poor manner before I thought to watch this video. Behold, carrot-dicing a la Hope:
Note that within five seconds, I have nearly cut off my own hand. (Yes, I still have all of my fingers.) Not only have I been taking the dangerous route by not making a flat surface on the carrot, but my attempts at dicing carrots have always ended up in many unevenly-sized pieces:
I honestly can’t wait for the next time I have to dice a carrot. I’m sure I can do so much better!