My Essentials Store: Items for a dream kitchen


In class and in casual conversations, I am constantly asked which tools I find essential in the kitchen. And so with Amazon’s help I have put together a list of equipment – from small silicone baking brushes to bigger items like ice cream machines, smokers, steamers, and pasta cooking pots – that I love to use every day as I test recipes or cook for friends. There are favorite pantry items too, which must always include the intense oils from Leblanc, pasta from Rustichella d’Abruzzo, plus many other favorites.

Here are my current favorites below. For the full range, visit my amazon store.

My favorite new appliance: perfect eggs every morning!


Yes, bake your own bread, bigger, please!


I am the tomato queen and this is a crucial gadget in my kitchen...peels tomatoes like a dream sure to use a sawing motion


Don't throw away pans not made for induction! This disc turns any pan into an induction-happy pan.


These covers are essential in my kitchen, for perfect storage, these fit the 5 Quart KitchenAid mixer .