Tools

Oven Thermometer

Once upon a time, there was a woman who couldn’t bake a proper cookie to save her life. Every batch, no matter the type, came out burnt to the dickens on the bottom. She tried […]

Tools

Tongs

Tongs are tools every well-stocked kitchen should have. Much like your chef’s knife, you’ll use tongs so frequently they’ll quickly become an extension of your hand. Think of them as giant tweezers. They’re used to […]

Tools

Zest

Zest is the skin or rind of citrus fruits (lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruits, kumquats). If you’veever tasted an orange peel you know it’s bitter at best. The thin layer of colored skin provides concentrated citrus […]

Tools

Seasoned Flour

No, it’s not flour that’s been weathered and tested. Seasoned flour is simply regular flour with seasonings added. You’ve likely seen it as an ingredient in recipes where foods are first oated in flour, then […]

Tools

Mirepoix

And now for a fancy French cooking term that will boost your culinary street cred when dropped casually in conversation. Mirepoix (pronounced meer-uh-pwa) is a mix of coarsely chopped onions, carrots and celery – the […]

Tools

What Sieves?

Strainer, sifter, sieve (pronounced like give with an ‘s’), whatever you call it, a sieve is an invaluable kitchen tool. Used to strain liquids or sift dry ingredients, a sieve is simply a mesh bowl […]