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You’ve been slicing your cucumbers all wrong

Practical doesn’t always mean pretty.


Michelle Jaworski


Posted on Sep 11, 2014   Updated on May 30, 2021, 2:49 pm CDT

Practical doesn’t always mean pretty.

We already know how to cut up cucumbers when we want to add it to a meal. It’s tedious and doesn’t require much talent from the person wielding the knife (just don’t cut yourself), but it gets the job done. Of course, if you’re a sushi chef like Sato Harujin, you have another technique up your sleeve when it comes to chopping and slicing the vegetable.

Those dull-looking circular pieces won’t do it. For Harujin, no slice is too thin and nothing is too complex if you’ve got a decent enough knife to use.

Actually, maybe you don’t want to try this—at least not until you’ve mastered the art of slicing.

H/T Reddit | Photo via Karen and Brad Emerson/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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*First Published: Sep 11, 2014, 4:45 pm CDT