Hi, my name is Marc Bauer from the French Culinary Institute. Today I'd like to show you how I slice mushrooms. And, usually I like to wash them, but if you see that they are really clean just a little wipe. If you see that there is a little dirt to remove and in case of that don't hestitate to wash.
Notice that if I have several items on my board it is always on my left side if I am a right- handed person. Because I am going to use in this case a Santoku knife this is practical for slicing to remove the very edge of the mushroom. I will slice by holding it straight or flat, most stable is flat, and I go down this way.
Similar to a chef's knife I have three fingers on my bolster, hold my index and thumb on either side of the blade and go up and down. So, what you do is with the left hand the same way as any other cuts you rub the blade against the knuckle of your left hand. Notice you take your items from the left and push them to your right to organize your cutting board. That's it: sliced mushroom.