Originally Posted by marialopez10512
I work a lot in the kitchen, trying to learn many different dishes and recipes that I found online and I really do enjoy the time I spend there. What really troubles me is the fact that I am such a clumsy person in the kitchen, and I always accidentally cut my self whenever I prep for meat or vegetables, one time when I use a sharp new knife I cut my finger so deep I thought I hit a major nerves. Does anyone here can give me suggestion on what is the best hand protection so this wont happen again?thank you.
If you have a "proper" butcher (as opposed to buying your meat pre-packed off the stand in the supermarket) pick a quiet day and ask him if he will teach you how to handle your knives. The way to protect your hands when cutting is to learn how to do it properly.
I was taught by my uncle who was a butcher. Another thing he taught me was that you are more likely to cut yourself with a dull (blunt) knife than with a properly sharpened one. Your butcher can show you how to do that too.
Alternatively, if you have a good relationship with the chef at you favourite restaurant s/he can help you with your knives.