ESSENTIAL KITCHEN TOOLS
My kitchen has been going through a resurrection period.
For the last several months, I have been trying my hand at cooking more and eating out less.
Of course, the beginning of cooking more was – “What kind of dinners can be bought and kept in the freezer and then microwaved?”
Now, I would like to move on and learn a little of about true cooking.
I have googled and bought a great set of DVDs for mastering different recipes.
(I haven’t watched them yet… I hope it becomes a winter activity?)
But as I was giving my kitchen its resurrection cleaning, I decided to google and learn about the kitchen tools one needs to become proficient n the kitchen.
According the Lindsey Mattison from Wide Open Eats, there are 10 essential tools for a working kitchen:
- A Chef’s knife
- A serrated knife
- A paring knife
- Cutting Boards
- Probably more than one- You don’t want to mix meats and veggies as you cut.
- Mixing Bowls
- Measuring Cups and Spoons
- A Can Opener
- A Colander
- A Veggie Peeler
- Spoons, Whisks. Tongs, and Spatulas
- A Meat Thermometer
- Dishes and Pot Holders
(Pre-stated was the needs for pots and sheet pans, storage containers, and baking dishes.)
I was surprised that I was more prepared to begin my new professional life as a cook than I had originally thought.
Now, I just need to know why I need a Chef’s knife and how to use a meat thermometer and a veggie peeler.
Written for DAILY ADDICTIONS: KITCHEN.