Anna March, resident chef at Ottawa cooking school The Urban Element, names the must-have items any novice cook should have on hand when beginning a culinary adventure. A good-quality chef’s knife and wooden cutting board top her list of vital utensils.
Pans, knives, a Dutch oven, cutting board and roasting rack are among the tools no kitchen should be without, according to Chris Kimball, host of “America’s Test Kitchen” and publisher of Cook’s Illustrated. Kimball says support gadgets like a garlic press, digital scale and salad spinners help round out a fully stocked kitchen.
Chef, paring and bread knives are the only cutting implements an individual needs to begin cooking at home. The chef’s knife is a kitchen’s workhorse, cutting, chopping, slicing and carving a broad variety of foods.
Manufacturers have come forward with a variety of wine glasses made from recycled materials in designs to fit any taste. Champagne flutes, goblets, and stemless wine glasses feature on this list of trendy eco-friendly drinkware.
The KitchenAid 12-piece forged cutlery set is designed to make quick work of kitchen slicing, dicing and carving tasks. The set of high-carbon stainless steel knives includes santoku, steak, paring, carving and utility knives.