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Test Kitchen video tip: Butcher's slip knot and tying a roast

July 23, 2012 | 10:32 am

Whether you're tying a roast or trussing a chicken, knowing how to tie a good knot can save you time and stress when you're preparing a big meal. This knot, often called a butcher's knot, is simple and sturdy, always good to know in the kitchen.

And while most butchers can truss a roast for you, you never know when you might need the skills in your own kitchen. Watch the video above for a quick demonstration.

For a quick demo on how it's done, click here.

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