Thursday, July 1, 2010

Tools I can't live without.

This All clad 2 qt. pot is the best. Perfect size, excellent weight and
pass the ultimate test for me. Makes perfect rice with its ability to conduct
heat evenly.

The cast iron pan on the bottom was a hand me down. It was rusted when I first
got it. After a good scrub and couple of hours in the oven and stove with oil, its
indestructible. As long as it's never put in the dish washer or soaked in water.

Both will be used and abused almost daily for the rest of my life and beyond. I really can't think of anything else I own I can say the same thing.

Grater, don't know who makes it probably cheap dime store purchase but, its
perfect size for cheese, ginger, zests citrus fruit.

Oxo peeler. The best peeler period.

Tongs, probably china town purchase. I don't understand anyone who does not use this.
I have 5.

I rarely think expensive is better but, anything less then this is
like using plastic knife. Key to having fun in cooking is good set of knives.
Also makes you look good.
With that being said, I rarely use paring knives or carving knives.
Scissors are something everyone should try. Great for cutting through
bones, meats, kimchi, even pizza.

1 comment:

  1. Can't live without my trusty cherry/olive pitter, but I don't think I could make it look as pretty as you make your stuff look. I too am married to an inherited 8-qt. cast iron skillet, which my dad bought in a hardware store in Birmingham, Alabama in 1975 for $3.