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From the kitchen to the emergency room

August 22, 2010
Posted in Food

I did it. I sliced a piece of my finger off. I’ve cut myself a couple of times previously while cooking but this time I really sliced a piece off. Not a big piece of my finger but large enough to create a gush of blood resembling a small slasher movie and prompt a visit to the local casualty ward.

I was chopping some tomatoes for a quick dinner. I wasn’t really concentrating. The next moment my kitchen resembled that of Gordon Ramsey. The F-Word was bouncing off walls and I was hopping around looking for something to staunch the blood flow.

A painful reminder of why good knife skills are essential.

Here are a couple of timely videos about using the pinch and claw grips to avoid ending up in your local emergency room.