We’re delighted to introduce SAVEUR Basics, our newest video series which brings us back to—well, back to the basics. From dicing an onion to making a ribbony basil chiffonade, from peeling a butternut squash to pitting an avocado, these quick-hit techniques (most take 30 seconds or less) are the foundation of any professional-level mise en place; mastering them at home makes cooking faster, simpler, cheaper, and way more fun. Watch them all here, or click into each individual video below.

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