I regularly get asked for tips or tricks how to best cut squash, especially the notoriously tough butternut squash. It's usually this Quinoa Butternut Squash Stew (a super popular recipe especially during the winter months) that brings up questions like this.
The best advise I can give: use a big, super sharp knife!
Well, duh... it is true though. Kitchen prep isn't my most favorite part of cooking, but it becomes tremendously more enjoyable (and faster) when you are chopping, slicing and mincing with knives that are really sharp.
If you ever sharpen your knives at home, you'll know how it seems impossible to give it that new, professional edge it had when you just got them. I guess, that's why you let professionals do it for you. The downside, while your knives are being sharpened you'll have to make do without them - sometimes for weeks.
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The giveaway is open to residents of the continental US over 18. It ends February 14th at 11:59 PM.