How to choose ... a paring knife

How to choose ... a paring knife

A good, sharp paring knife can handle many cooking tasks, from peeling an apple then removing its core and slicing it, to carving delicate flowers and animals from radishes and carrots.

Sunday, 14 May, 2006, 12:00am

How to choose ... a cleaver

Some professional chefs are disdainful of cleavers, claiming they're coarse and unwieldy compared to a chef's knife. What they don't always realise is that cleavers come in different sizes and can be used for different jobs.

What is it? While a knife comes to a sharp point at the tip of the blade, a cleaver is more rectangular in shape.

5 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Hotel staff square off

Two workers, aged 62 and 66, were arrested after a fight in the Jordan hotel where they are employed.

The two struggled outside the kitchen, one allegedly brandishing a pair of knives and his rival wielding a jug. Both sustained cuts and scratches.

2 May 2000 - 12:00am

Ask Mr Brain...all will be explained

Did people really use flint to start fires? They have indeed done so in many places.

Flint is not a specific mineral name but a jargon term for several glassy minerals, such as chalcedony. Striking flint against flint will occasionally yield a spark, but it is better to strike it against a piece of metal.

13 Mar 2000 - 12:00am

Curbs urged on comic's knife handouts

The Government has been urged to curb comic book promotions in which toy knives are given away.

And the Newspaper Hawkers Association is urging all 2,000 vendors to boycott the forthcoming issue of Biohazard, a weekly comic book with a circulation of 60,000.

5 Jan 2000 - 12:00am

Knife suicide

A 52-year-old woman committed suicide by wrapping a plastic bag over her head and slashing her wrists with a knife in a flat in Connaught Road, Central.

30 Dec 1999 - 12:00am