How to Use a Bread Knife

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Chef Jim Davis shows us how to use a bread knife to cut a loaf of bread.

    Jim Davis: Hi! Jim Davis here for Harris Teeter. I am going to show you now how to use a bread knife. One of the most important things in selecting a bread knife is to select one that has scalloped sharp edges on it. You don't want a knife that's going to tear the bread but one is going to slice it evenly.

    This is also called roast slicer; it can also be referred to it as a tomato slicer because it will do all of those jobs equally well but it's great for bread. I like to cut my bread at a slide angle so taking the knife I went down through the bread once or twice, slide it back. Oh! that's nice bread.

    I use it to cut my bread about three-quarter of an inch thick. The thing you want to do is make sure that you cut the bread at the same thickness all the way down so we've got one there that's pretty thick here is one is fairly thin. Now, if I've done my job fairly right, see it's about the same thickness top and bottom all the way through.

    If you are going to slice for sandwiches somewhere in between there, like that and then two slices and there you have it. That is how you use a bread slicer. Up next, I am going to show you how to use a Santoku.