Instead of chopping your fresh herbs, why not cut them finely!

Instead of chopping your fresh herbs, why not cut them finely! This gentler form of chopping enables you to retain the flavours of your herbs. You can also cut onions and shallots finely. For cutting an onion finely, use a knife with a long, thin blade such as a filleting knife, but for shallots, use a slicing knife with a large blade.

You'll also be cutting onions and shallots in different ways depending on how you will be using them for cooking. If you need to cook them for a long time, you can cut them thickly, and vice versa.