I Learned How They Chop Onions On The Street...
Improving onion chopping speed by 47

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The Fastest Onion choppers in the world all use a different technique than the classic one I know. This is really How to get faster at Chopping Onions ! Here's Useful (Old School) Cookbook I used : http://amzn.to/2x9kQoN with the classic french technique to chop onions. Also here's the Video I mentioned with the street guy chopping onions faster than a blender ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDFc-5Zc3HU Support my work on : https://www.patreon.com/frenchguycooking ****************************************** My Favorite Cooking / Baking ware ****************************************** Cheesecloth : http://amzn.to/2sfrLuH Non stick cooling rack : http://amzn.to/2sD9yVp Silicon pastry mat : http://amzn.to/2qVLuM4 Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls : http://amzn.to/2r546Z7 Baker's Half Sheet Tray : http://amzn.to/2s3AXCI Small kitchen scale : http://amzn.to/2s3qwPI Non-contact Digital infrared thermometer : http://amzn.to/2s3j9Yc Lodge Cast Iron Skillet : http://amzn.to/2sCTqCW Digital Food Cooking Thermometer http://amzn.to/2s438RQ ******************* MY FILMING GEAR ******************* Canon 70D Camera : http://amzn.to/2rU1jpS Canon 10-18mm Vlogging lens : http://amzn.to/2qVJuDl Sigma 18-35mm 1.4 all around Food Lens : http://amzn.to/2r1u6cI Canon 100mm Macro Food Lens : http://amzn.to/2rUwukZ Rode VideoMic Pro (microphone) : http://amzn.to/2r4Xc6o Mini tripod : http://amzn.to/2s3uh7J Bigger tripod : http://amzn.to/2sfB3XD Gorillapod Flexible : http://amzn.to/2r1Gx8r My Smartphone with a good lens : http://amzn.to/2sCCegV **************** * SUBTITLES * **************** You want to Help everyone understand that F* French ?? Submit your own subtitle in any language here : http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_panel?tab=2&c=UCPzFLpOblZEaIx2lpym1l1A ********** * MUSIC * ********** Music by Jesse James - 9 Lives https://soundcloud.com/ijessejames https://ijessejames.bandcamp.com/ *************** * MERCH * *************** I have my own BRAND ! Stickers, posters and Pizza Shirt and Power-drill guns in the kitchen :) Buy them and support the French Guy's adventures on : http://www.dftba.com/frenchguycooking *************** * FACEBOOK * *************** http://www.facebook.com/frenchguycooking for mouth watering photos and good discussions ;) ***************** * INSTAGRAM * ***************** http://instagram.com/frenchguycooking ************* * TWITTER * ************* http://www.twitter.com/frenchguycookin ************************** * COOKBOOK PROJECT * ************************** I am thinking of making an über cool cookbook, so if you are interested, drop me a line there : http://www.frenchguycooking.com/the-cookbook-project Lots of love, Alex

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Dennis Comella : Just watched an 8 minute video on how to save ~15 seconds chopping onions.

Ajai Chauhan : Hi Alex. A few tips from India, that speedy blind folded onion chopper, on some Indian street side... Couple of facts for you.... Since they can't own really expensive knives. .they make do with hexa-saw blades from their local hardware. .. Hexa-saw is not meant to cut vegetables. . But instead steel, for that reason they are hardened and made from high carbon steel. Down side, ,they are brittle (in comparison to our normal knives) Also since it is a steel cutting blade... it's thickness is thin and consistent, unlike a conventional blade that is thin on the edge, but considerably thicker on the top ridge.... that thickness creates a problem , it displaces the onion as you drive the knife deeper. ..and make it difficult to hold the onion together

Chris Deligiannis : flip your knife when scraping your cuttingboard

Bourada Mohamed : ''Ah non merde!'' hahah mort de rire xD

Onward and Upward : We definitely need a word about those sandals

MrFirepoi : I've just discovered your channel by chance and wanted to say how great it is. Can't believe I've just watched an 8 minute video on how to chop onions and found it so entertaining! Bravo!

iDREWPICKLESi : To this day, Alex has never gained his sight back.

Worldlove69 : *_tears have been shed during the making of this video_*

Allan H : In my onion, your insanity to learn different cooking techniques and styles brought me to tears. Your skills make me green with envy. You inspire me, I shallot stop cooking! Thanks Alex!

David Y : Is there anywhere I can find ‘La cuisine de reference’ translated to English?? I would love to own and study this book but my French is awful

NOT ANOTHER COOKING SHOW : You should be making an onion jam. Maybe through bacon in it, even if you make something with it, you would finish it and you can't give that away (liability) So make a bacon onion jam and put it on toast in the morning and keep it for awhile, give to friends as gifts! Great lesson here...

MURR DOG : Pretty proud of yourself....complete dolt.

Judy Gambel : Well if you can chop it slowly you can chop it quickly

V.G.M Joey : Would you consider a video series on sauces. Like just in general, everything ranging from tomato sauces to cheese sauces?

A Passer : I like the way you speak so I’m subscribing :D

We're Doomed : Start with form... As your form improves speed will come I like your series, technique rick and very informative subbed

Mike B : So...didn't read comments...but doesn't it take longer to prep the onion when you keep it whole? It is much easier to cut the onion in half and peal away the outside bits. Even if the chopping is 14 seconds faster...it probably weighs out.

Kushal Karia : Try YouTube for-onion chutney, You can also make a 2 ingrideant stir fry (with tomatoes) ,you already have the spices, Cheers

Hope For the Planet : 2K 👎🏻??? WTHeck? Can't imagine why...but with 30K 👍🏻You're doing great Alex..

Cold Start Daily : We share the same first name, and you must well an truely be the coolest french youtuber EVER! Ive seen your collabs with all the other youtubers aswell as your own cooking vids. Ive seen you with Alec steel, watched this old tony etcetc. Really cool man! Greetings from England this wednesday night!

Nick Hine : 1:25 Classic technique from a textbook 2:03 actually trying the classic technique 2:44 classic technique speed test 3:35 video of new technique (via youtube) Rest of video - trying to master new technique 6:15 final attempt of new technique, almost mastered!

Jon Con : How the hell did I just find out about this guy thanks to pitmaster x said this guy made a wonderful Parmesan sauce by the name Alex the French guy

TPotShax : In your first speed test you forgot the horizontal cuts. So street style is even faster then you think ;)

Sulinya Ramanan : I loved this video! So informative and entertaining! Glad I found your channel :)

Observer 395-2 West : Could make french onion soup for Napoleon's army.

cosmic mutant : i always start watching food at 1 am why i am so hungry now

Boomer Taylor : Here, in the deep South of the USA, we'd make a serious onion pie with those onions... a sweet, caramelized pie. Pretty good. I have to tell you, in your hurried effort to say "speed test" (ironic, no?) It sounds like you're saying "spit test." I had to do a double take. Lol In English, differentiating your vowels ee, ih and eh is very important. ;)

Neil Barker : I can watch some of those street food vendors work all day. Their process for food prep is really logical when you break it down. Coincidentally, peeling, cutting, and dicing onions were my first tasks in my very first part-time job. Much respect to the onion!

George Rollins : dude, your videos are great! awesome composition and videography. really quality stuff. well done french guy!

C L : Recipe suggestion : with the onions you can make a pissaladière (recipe from Nice, South of France)

Davelol67 : French onion soup

HooperWest : Footwear Circa: 100 A.D.

Rowan Tyldesley : I cut myself just watching the video...

michelle logreco : French Onions soups....?😊💕

SavageGreywolf : "the very _root,_ if I can say, of the onion chopping technique" ...Boo! BOO!

Mark Crume : Wandered upon your channel. Great Stuff, Very Personable, like your style. Just subscribed.

Ballsdeep 69 : When u use Japanese style knife instead of European And become a god at chopping

Thea Vinci : I have an essay to write and I'm watching a very cool dude chop onions.....really shows my priorities

Marcus Rodriguez : "The frenchest of all time" had me dying

Nes Ra : this is amazing, 47% god my life was such a lie, what now?

Big Mofo : Onion soup. Eat onion soup for the week.

Man Afro : try the Marco Pierre White method of chopping onions!

Kunal Bansal : Hey Alex! One important thing that you have missed out is that you need a very sharp knife with a straight blade. I use a Japanese knife, sharpened regularly on a Japanese whetstone. (2000 grit, then 8000 grit). Secondly, you should curl your fingertips inwards and slide the knife along the middle segment of your fingers. That being said, the knife that the Indian street food vendor is using is a very common, very cheap knife that is widely used by every second street food vendor in India. It is a simple knife made by sharpening a hack saw blade. Yes, a hack saw blade! I know this because I have worked as a chef in a few different restaurants in India and in Canada, and because I am obsessed with kitchen knives and speed cutting. Bonus tip - I practiced hitting a drum stick on a piece of thick rubber rapidly just to get the wrist movement right to be able to cut fast. Hope this helps... Cheers!

Fernan DeLeon : French Onion Soup, DUH!!

chinken nungert : 3:46 literally me at anything... *sees someone making a frog sanctuary* "i. want. to. learn. this. technique."

Erocknrolla : its an improvement of over 100% because your speed is more than doubled to reduce time by half

Eudaemonius MarkII : I love how you show learning journey! Thanks Alex for great content.

12345budie : This is fake!!! He is cutting the onions on a cutting board and not on the street!

Harold Malaby : Life's too short to over speed ourselves through. Most importantly my fingers are to important to sacrifice. Love onions. Keep up being you let that other guy be ;-)