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Only two: a marble mortar and my ceramic knives.

I discover ceramic knives only a couple of years ago and now I have five of them.

Amazingly, I have not broken one yet!

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post #33 of 43
  • Chef Knife
  • Pairing Knife
  • Boning knife
  • Steel
  • Peeler
  • Tongs

 

Pretty much what I carried in my kit.

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post #34 of 43
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Only two: a marble mortar and my ceramic knives.

I discover ceramic knives only a couple of years ago and now I have five of them.

Amazingly, I have not broken one yet!

 

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Tapenade, pesto, curry paste, grinding whole spices, wet rubs, and as my pepper mill. An etamine is a fine mesh chinois.

 

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Pepper and salt grinder are totally indispensable. I've got one that does both - just flip it around and grind. And mortar and pestle. I can't understand how anyone can make pesto in a food processor, it just isn't right. Plus, the feeling of crushing something in a mortar is so primeval that I love it. Also, I've recently purchased an unglazed Hungarian Romertopf clay baker, but I haven't used it yet. I haven't used my tagine yet either. These are serious candidates, too.

I think I should start using a mortar and pestle more.  I seem to be missing out on something here.  

 

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  • Chef Knife
  • Pairing Knife
  • Boning knife
  • Steel
  • Peeler
  • Tongs

 

Pretty much what I carried in my kit.

Bare bones I agree, but I can get away with using my pairing knife and chefs knife for breaking down protein in a bind.  The weird thing is I always have to have my own peeler.  I use this stainless steel kuhn rikon peeler that I cannot find anymore.  It is awesome though!

 

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post #36 of 43

cutco isn't serrated and you can chop with them lol 

post #37 of 43

When we first got together my wife had a Cutco knife, finely serrated edge.  She thought it was the greatest thing ever, a necessity for slicing tomatoes.  She was speechless when one day I took my trusty Chicago Cutlery chef knife, a quick run on the steel, cut a tomato in half and then presented her with a slice thinner than the processed cheese slices she was putting on her sandwiches.

 

The knife is still in a drawer somewhere, not in one of the blocks.  I don't really care if it is still around.  I do care about her still being around - 26 years as of yesterday, Aug. 31st.

 

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post #38 of 43

like the quote about your wife that was cute 

post #39 of 43

Bench scrapers. Inox, plastic, wooden scrapers. A must.

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post #40 of 43

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Two of my favorite low tech tools.

 

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post #41 of 43

What is the one thing can't I live without in my kitchen?  A sense of humor smile.gif 

 

After that, I want my knives and my 6 qt saute pan . . . then, I want guests with a sense of humor and and a spirit of culinary adventure (preferably with a really great bottle of wine in tow!) biggrin.gif

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What is the one thing can't I live without in my kitchen?  A sense of humor smile.gif

 

After that, I want my knives and my 6 qt saute pan . . . then, I want guests with a sense of humor and and a spirit of culinary adventure (preferably with a really great bottle of wine in tow!) biggrin.gif

 

Good vino in tow goes a long way to ameliorating an otherwise gray-area personality.

 

Rick

post #43 of 43

sharp knives!! my de buyer pans......(growing collection because of happy user!)

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