On vacation, I’d decided to make an apricot pie, my contribution to the evening’s dinner, so I was searching the kitchen of our rental house for a basic tool. Jenny, our friend’s daughter, walked by and asked what I was looking for. “A rolling pin,” I answered.
“Oh,” she replied, “I remember you told me if I didn’t have a rolling pin to use a wine bottle.”
“Right!” I exclaimed. So glad she remembered. Wine bottles we had plenty of and it worked perfectly.
Since I’ve been doing a lot of cooking and writing about how to cook for Le Kitchen Cookbook, I’ve started to notice what kitchen tools I actually use and don’t want to be without.
It turns out there are five:
* I have to give credit where credit is due. My husband, Mark, is the one who came up with the brilliant idea of putting the pan into the oven instead of on top of the stove. You get the results without the mess of the oil splattered everywhere.
What about you?
What are your favorite kitchen tools?
What are the tools you won’t do without?
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