Slicing and Dicing

And now for another installment of:

Things you need to know but are too embarrassed to ask

If you don’t know the difference between chopping and mincing, your salad may turn out more like salsa. It’s really very simple. You’re basically just cutting each size in half after slicing.


Rough Chop-usually for something that will be processed further.

Chop-even sized squares

A piece that has been chopped, cut in half, is now diced:


And a piece that is diced, cut in half (or half again) is minced.


Here’s a recap!


August 21, 2010. Tags: , , , . Cooking tips, Too Embarassed to Ask.


  1. ktrumeter replied:

    Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay, she’s back!

  2. giddy replied:

    SO glad you are back! I was beginning to get a little worried. πŸ™‚

    • Modern Ma'am replied:

      πŸ™‚ Thanks! Funny how a few weeks in interweb world can seem like forever!

  3. funksteena replied:

    This is going in my reference binder. For my husband. Who likes to “help.”

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