There's no better time than during National Baking Week to set yourself a baking challenge and spend some Homemade Family Time with friends and family, no matter what your level of ability.
Here's a simple test: Try slicing a piece of paper. Try cutting the corner away from your body. The knife should glide effortlessly through the paper, leaving a smooth, clean cut. If it gets caught or you end up with a jagged line, you have yourself a blunt knife.
Onions are the most versatile vegetable when it comes to cooking, being the number 1 base ingredient for so many savoury dishes from sauces to soups, curries to casseroles. So how come so many of us still don't know how to chop an onion the correct way?
From stirring food in the pan to backing off the salt, the experts have provided their top tips for improving your culinary skills with very little effort. We love the top tip to put a damp napkin or towel underneath your cutting board to keep it stable!