Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Every Kitchen Needs...

o Top quality ventilation. My exhaust fan is the size of a small volkswagen.

o A long-handled whisk. OK, several of them.

o Lots of seasoned cast iron.

o A freezer full of homemade stock. Nothing else goes in the freezer except ice cubes and ice cream. Ban the nasty bouillon cubes, man.

o A terrifyingly sharp chef's knife.

o Orange extract.

o Olive oil. Lots of olive oil.

o An open bottle of Gigondas. Or, if you're buying, Chateauneuf du Pape. And a wedge of delice de bourgogne.

There are a few other requirements, but we can mostly make do if these 'ingredients' are available.