Cal & Christa's Recommendations
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Culinarily Yours, Chef Cal & Christa DeMercurio
POTS & PANS
USEFUL SMALL APPLIANCES
CHEF WORTHY TOOLS
These are some of our favorite must haves. Usually unknown in the home kitchen, but very handy once you know how and when to use them.
What’s the best knives to have in the drawer? Sharp ones.
#1 you need a good sharpener
#2 you need to sharpen your knives regularly.
Beyond that, it comes down to what’s comfortable in your hand, keeping in mind the material of the handle, the overall weight, the balance. Christa likes Shun knives, Cal likes Wusthof, but there’s a variety in their knife kit. Some of the best knives can be very inexpensive.
Other than the feel of the knife, the next most important detail is the function of the knife. Always have on hand a chef’s knife, a santoku knife, a sandwich knife, a pairing knife, and a boning knife. A nakiri is a bonus, as is a slicer.
We have about 300 cookbooks in our collection. Some would say that’s a mega amount. Others would compete and say they have more. Either way, we all can add to our good reads.
By Thomas Keller