Slicing Bread

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What’s the best thing since sliced bread? It’s knowing how to get uniform, clean slices of the breads you make yourself.

Knives are tools, and tools are not interchangeable. You wouldn’t use a hatchet to change a flat tire, and teaching children — or yourself — which kitchens tools should be used for which jobs will yield better results … and fewer sliced fingers, too.

Check out our latest video and learn how to correctly use a specific tool like the serrated knife.

Slicing skills will come in handy when preparing finger foods like those described in this month’s recipes. Choosing and making party foods that look special yet remain easy to handle are part of a good host’s job. Your guests will have a better time when they don’t have to worry about being embarrassed by a sloppy sandwich falling apart on the way from plate to mouth. Instead, they can concentrate on enjoying conversations and the festive atmosphere you took such pains to create.

Questions? Suggestions? Let us hear from you with an email to food@tnmagazine.org.

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Tammy Algood

Originally from Starkville, Miss., Tammy Algood is a viticulture and wholesale produce specialist for the Tennessee Department of Agriculture's Market Development Division. She has a Bachelor’s of Science from Mississippi State University and a Master’s from Middle Tennessee State University. She writes about food for The Tennessean and monthly for The Tennessee Magazine. As the spokesperson for the statewide “Pick Tennessee Products” campaign, Tammy also develops recipes for their website at www.picktnproducts.org. Broadcast appearances include Nashville’s local ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox affiliates as well as statewide on PBS. Tammy can also be seen nationally on the HGTV and DIY networks.

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