Kitchen Essentials

Kitchen Essentials

I am not considered a “Chef” because I do not own a degree in Culinary Arts, and it would not be fair to all my friends that are actual chefs. I certainly do not have the technique they have, however, I do consider myself an experienced home cook. I have been in the kitchen for the last 25 years, and it took me a long time to get where I am today. Remember, Rome was not built in one day.  I recommend to start with some basic kitchen utensils. Everything else, is trial and error until you get it right. I learned NOT to leave bread unattended in the oven, or pot and pans while the stove is on.  One must take some precautionary measure while cooking to ensure safety.  It’s important when in the kitchen, to stay focused, and pay attention. For the novice cook, today, I will share with you the Kitchen Essentials you will need to get you started.

  • A cutting board
  • 1 Chef’s knife, to start
  • 1 colander
  • 1 whisk
  • 1 spatula
  • 1 wooden spoon
  • 1 large metal spoon, to start
  • 1 slatted spoon
  • 1 ladle
  • 1 set of kitchen shears scissors
  • 1 grater
  • 1 thong
  •  Steak knives, if you are meat lover
  •  1 baster
  • 1 set of aluminum bowls
  • 1 casserole baking dish
  • Glass or plastic bowls, different sizes
  • Serving dishes, serving utensils
  • 1 measuring cup
  • 1 set of measuring spoons
  • 1 apron
  • Couple of trays, flat and deep
  • Kitchen towels
  • Kitchen gadgets, optional (garlic presser)
  • 1 blender to start, then upgrade to a food processor
  • Grilling utensils in the summertime

Once you have the basic utensils, now, it’s time to have fun following and creating recipes.  

Do you have a kitchen gadget that you use or recommend? Please share with us your experience.

Happy Cooking! 

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