Good anchovies make food for the gods. Poor quality anchovies=cat food.
Is the chicken done roasting? The bread baked? The custard cooked? There are millions of culinary occasions when you need fast, accurate temperatures.
These small, super-sharp mandolines are so easy to use and store that they quickly become indispensible.
This salt will turn a plain dish into something extravagant.
An ingredient from the Pennsylvania Dutch that captures all the sweetness of corn and makes turkey soup sit up and sing.
A terrific, quick method for making pie pastry using a Beater Blade.
A dependable, easy-to-use citrus squeezer is a basic tool necessary in every kitchen.
This grater/zester was the first new tool I’d found in a long time that seemed to really change my cooking habits. It’s now on my list of required tools. I use it for citrus zest and for grating nutmeg, ginger, chocolate, and fresh horseradish (which you can buy at farmers’ markets here in San Francisco. […]