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Kitchen Tricks: How to Cut Cherry Tomatoes [Video]

Cherry or grape tomatoes make great additions to salads, pastas, or sandwiches. However, dicing them individually can be very time consuming. Spend more time enjoying your food and less time preparing it as Chris Tavano shows you how to cut all your tomatoes at once – like a chef!

Special thanks to Bar Lilly at The Broker Inn.


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Video Transcription

Chris: Welcome back to another episode of Knife Know-How with Chris Tavano from Tundra Restaurant Supply. Again, were here in the kitchen of Bar Lilly in the Broker Inn in Boulder Colorado. Next trick I’m going to show you is how to slice a bunch of grape tomatoes or cherry tomatoes in a short amount of time to maximize your day.

All right, I‘m going to show you how to cruise through slicing some grape or cherry tomatoes in half really quickly using our Mercer Millennia series high carbon steel 11″ slicing knife with a granton edge. So just get all your cherry or grape tomatoes; drop them out on your cutting board; get them all to lay nice and flat and pretty compact together. And from there, you just want to get any kind of flat surface; a plate, it doesn’t matter, I’ve just got a plastic one here. Apply a little bit of firm pressure so that way they hold in place. Then you get your slicing knife approximately half way, and you just zip right on through to the other side. And then from there, we’ve got all of our grape tomatoes quickly diced in half.

And that’s another video of Knife Know-How, here with Chris Tavano at Tundra Restaurant Supply from the kitchen of Bar Lilly at the Broker Inn in Boulder, Colorado.

Here’s to better mise en place!

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About Nathan Combs

By day: Videographer for Tundra Restaurant Supply. By different time of day: Hiking, biking, skiing and hammock enthusiast. And by night... do whatever I want. No job.

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One comment

  1. Thank you. What a time saver! I thought the only way was to chase each little tomato around the cutting board with a dull knife!

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