Chiffonade is a cutting technique that you can use to cut up any flat leafy food. It works great on things that you are going to eat fresh, like basil and lettuce and helps you cut uniform, curly, strips of food quickly and elegantly.
Step 1: Stack the Leaves
I am going to demonstrate this cutting technique with basil, but you can use it for anything you like.
First take a bunch of leaves and stack them all them all together. They don't all have to facing the same way, they just all have to be flat.