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Why it is so incredibly important to slice steaks against the grain

You can have the perfect cut of steak that’s been cooked to the perfect temperature and grilled to the perfect texture and yet still ruin it by not cutting the meat against the grain. Seriously, slicing a steak against the grain makes it so much more tender and delicious that you’d be a fool not to do it that way.

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The cutting edge of a knife is totally invisible to the naked eye

That's a red blood cell on top of a knife's cutting edge. Now, we know we can't see a red blood cell with our naked eyes. It's too tiny. But we think we can see the cutting edge of a knife because it's there in front of you, right? No, you can't see it. To your eye, it's invisible, as Nikola Slavkovic explains in…