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A Well-Stocked Kitchen
Tools & Appliances l Pantry Basics l Spice Shelf l Condiments l Oils l Vinegars

Every cook should have these tools on hand:

• Knives – carving, paring (3-inch and 4-inch), slicing (10-inch), serrated (8-inch) and a bread knife, sharpening steel (10-inch).


• Mixing and Chopping – wood and synthetic chopping boards in various sizes, mixing bowls in three sizes.

• Tools – can opener, corkscrew, meat thermometer, vegetable peeler, kitchen scissors, poultry shears, garlic press.

• Utensils – wooden spoons, slotted spoon, mesh strainer, colander, stainless steel cook’s spoons, whisk, rubber spatula, ladle, cook’s fork, grater, pastry brush, measuring spoons, liquid 2-cup measure, dry measure cups.

• Baking – rolling pin, springform pan, half sheet pan, muffin tins, loaf pan(s), round layer cake pans, square pan.

• Pots and Pans – sauté pan (12-inch), skillet (8-inch), saucepans (1- and 2-1/2-quart), casseroles (4- and 6-quart), gratin baking dish, roast pan and rack, stock/pasta pot (8-quart), double boiler.

• Machines – food processor, blender, handheld mixer, coffee/spice grinder.



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Basics for Your Cupboard


ormal>If you have these staples in your pantry, you can make almost anything:


ormal>All-purpose unbleached flour


ormal>Baking soda and powder


ormal>Brown sugar


ormal>Sugar


ormal>Cornmeal


ormal>Cornstarch


ormal>Quick-cooking rolled oats


ormal>Pasta


ormal>Reduced-sodium chicken, beef and vegetable broth or bouillon cubes


ormal>Rice


ormal>Baking chocolate


ormal>Chocolate chips


ormal>Nuts


ormal>Tomato paste


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Spice Shelf

Although fresh herbs and freshly ground spices are great when you have them, for most meals, ground dried spices will suffice. Here are the most frequently used:


ormal>Allspice


ormal>Basil


ormal>Bay leaves


ormal>Black pepper




Cayenne pepper


Chili powder


Cinnamon


Crushed red pepper


Cumin, ground


Curry powder


Dill


Ginger


Mustard, dry


Nutmeg


Oregano


Paprika


Rosemary


Sage


Salt


Tarragon


Thyme


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Condiments

Corn syrup


Ketchup


Mayonnaise


Sour cream


Honey


Lemon juice


Mustard, Dijon-style


Salsa




Tabasco or other hot pepper sauce


Worcestershire sauce 


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Oils

Canola oil


Olive oil


Sesame oil


Vegetable-oil cooking spray


Nonfat cooking spray


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Vinegars

Balsamic vinegar


Red wine vinegar


Rice vinegar


White wine vinegar



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