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Old 01-21-2005, 04:29 PM   #1
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How does he DO that?

I'm so impressed with the way Jacques Pepin can pulverize a head of garlic in seconds. Can anyone else do that?

I have the big knife, the garlic, and zero finesse!

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Old 01-21-2005, 04:30 PM   #2
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nope not me. i'm slower than a snail lol
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Old 01-21-2005, 04:32 PM   #3
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Same here! I'm always exhausted by the time I finish!

I definately couldn't have my own cooking show. Each meal would be a mini-series! :oops:
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Old 01-21-2005, 04:43 PM   #4
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I am pretty slow too, but I still have all 10 of my fingers
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Old 01-21-2005, 05:07 PM   #5
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I don't even try - I just buy the stuff in a jar LOL!

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Old 01-21-2005, 05:25 PM   #6
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I can chop garlic, but usually still chopping when he leaves for the day I learned to mince it better (via Sara Moulton) using salt. I wack the whole clove by putting it between my cutting board and chef's knive and hit the blade then chop. To get in really small dice, add the salt and running the sharp side of the knife over the garlic at a 30 degree angle. I hope I explained that correctly.
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Old 01-21-2005, 06:03 PM   #7
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I don't even try - I just buy the stuff in a jar LOL!

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Me too!

The only time I buy the whole cloves is if I'll be slicing it kinda thick for my buttery garlic bread.........uummmmmm - that sounds good right now!
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Old 01-21-2005, 06:55 PM   #8
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ulgulguglguglghhh, buuutttery gaaarrrlic bread......

i can chop pretty fast after so many years of chopping bird veggies every day, but the uniformity of the size seems to be the trick. garlic is especially tricky to me. it sticks to the blade so it's a good idea to rinse the knife under cold water before you begin chopping. i have donated too many edges of my fingers to too many meals so i go slow when i can...
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Old 01-21-2005, 07:10 PM   #9
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I buy the jar version, but in the past I used to take my cleaver , smash it, then use the back end to chop fast, I was pretty good actually.
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I chop slow, I enjoy having my fingers intact too much!
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