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Watch a Japanese Chef Turn Slicing a Cucumber into a Fine Art

Who knew you could get so creative with the gourd family.

Chopping vegetables is the most tedious part of the cooking process, right? Not in this case. The video above is one of many examples of how you can get creative while slicing and dicing—if you have the skills, of course.

The clip shows a Japanese chef tackling the humble cucumber with the finesse of a fine artist. Granted, his knife is probably pretty expensive, and he probably does this every day, but neither of these factors are enough to diminish the wondrousness of his chopping abilities.

He slices, carves, skins and dices the cucumber in multiple different ways, so that the end product is just as much a masterpiece as it is a snack. 

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