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You're Cookin' Now
by Tana March

To Cut | To Cook | To Have on Hand

Moving in? Moving out? Moving up?

No matter where you're moving, you're gonna need to eat. Stocking a kitchen doesn't have to be intimidating. Buy the basics and as your cooking skills and appetite change, you can add on.

Don't know where to start? No problem. We've done it for you. This list of gadgets, cookware and appliances has everything you might need to cook up a storm in your first kitchen. And if a recipe calls for a tool you don't have, this assortment will certainly give you enough options to punt.

You'll need:

  • 6", 8" or 10" chef's knife for chopping and slicing
  • 3" or 4" paring knife for peeling and other small stuff
  • Serrated knife for bread and tomatoes
  • Sharpening stone and steel or mechanical knife sharpener
You'll notice a big price discrepancy here. Knives can range in price to $5 - $150 or more…per knife. If cash is an issue, buy a mediocre set for $20. They'll last you a few years and will do you just fine. If you can afford it, spend the bank and get the good ones. They'll last forever and increase your cooking pleasure by a million.

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