When I was rearranging my kitchen gadgets, I ran onto these that I use with varying frequency. Still, I like to know they’re available when needed, that is, if I can find them in the doo-dad drawer.
If you have some favorite kitchen utensils, drop us a line.
Anthony Bourdai loathed the garlic press. Most chefs mince garlic with a knife and gasp at using jarred garlic. The garlic snobs think pressing alters the flavor. But there’s more than one way to prepare garlic for a recipe. Although, I remember a chef at a cooking class I went to in Paris being quite distressed that I was not doing it his way.
Julienne Vegetable Cutter
Tomato Slicing Knife
The banana hook (or banana tree, as I like to call it) can be an artsy and handy part of a kitchen counter. It works well until you get down to the last banana, that can no longer hang with the bunch.
Kitchen Advice from a Pro
A fellow attending a cooking class offered by a renown chef listened attentively and then asked: “How many sheet pans do I need?” The chef replied: “How many do you have?”
The fellow replied, “Three.”
“In that case,” he said with a smile, “you need four.”
The moral of the story is that you will always need one more sheet plan than you have. Hmm . . . you suppose that’s true of kitchen gadgetry as well?