Post by Elyse May (aka Veggie Teen) from my book, Veggie Teens: A Cookbook and Guide for Vegetarian Teenagers.
In addition to hundreds of recipes, there are 21 "Veggie Teens Culinary How To" instructions in Veggie Teens, each with three-step photos. This one is a fun and easy way to cut strips of basil or other large flat leaves like spinach. The technique is called "chiffonade."
Add fresh strips of basil to pasta dishes, like my easy recipe for Cherry Tomato Pasta.