This section of OnlineChef provides a common sense approach to getting started in your kitchen. The first segment, Setting Up a Work Area, provides basic information about how to prepare for kitchen activity from an ergonomic and practical standpoint. In a future edition of OnlineChef you will meet kitchen designers who will talk about things to consider when laying out a new kitchen, or remodeling a kitchen.

The second segment discusses the various methods for using a knife, and describes various kinds of knives. For a list of basic knives the well-equipped kitchen should have, click here.

The third segment outlines some basic sanitation ideas.