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Kitchen Basics: Knives

You should have either a wooden knife block or a magnetic strip. The blocks usually come with a knife set. The magnetic strips are great if you have the wall space and no small children around.

Kitchen Basics: Utensils

There are a number of tools you’ll need to mix, stir, flip, turn and move around food, both while cooking and before. These utensils can cover...

Kitchen Intermediates: Egg Pan

A cast iron skillet is a basic necessity. Other useful skillets would be a sauté pan, which has rounded sides making flipping food easy. But probably the best second pan to have is an egg pan.