Carrots are a kitchen workhorse, second only to onions as one of the most common ingredients in savory, and occasionally sweet, recipes. You find them in soups, stews, casseroles, and braises. They are delicious roasted, blanched, sautéed and left raw. They can be the main dish, the side dish, or used as an aromatic. Really, is there anything a carrot doesn't do (except the dishes, maybe?) Here is a basic tutorial on how to make some basic — and one fanciful! — carrot cuts for any recipe that comes through your kitchen.