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Video:How to Use Chopsticks

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Chopsticks are easy to use as long as you know how to hold them properly. Learn the basic technique and look like a pro next time you eat Chinese cuisine.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Use Chopsticks

Hi! I'm Chef Brian Tsao, executive chef of Mira Sushi & Izakaya in New York City.  I'm here for About.com to show you how to use chopsticks.  

Most people are intimated by using chopsticks but in reality, it's like anything else.  All it takes is some practice and a couple lessons. 

First Chopstick

Here we have a regular set of chopsticks.  Nothing special, nothing fancy.  First, we are going to work with 1 chopstick that is going to be between your thumb and your index finger.  

With the same chopstick, take the center and place it between your middle and your ring finger.

Second Chopstick

Now with the second chopstick, it's going to be held with your thumb and your index finger.  These fingers are basically doing all the work while the bottom chopstick is being anchored down by your middle and your ring finger. 

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