Quote: Essential Kitchen Tools

In Dr. Hyman’s book the Blood Sugar Solution he talks about the well prepared kitchen.

…Before you start changing your diet, you need the right tools to support your journey to optimal health. Kitchens are often bereft of even the most basic tools for preparing and cooking food. I’ve listed below the basic tools I feel are needed for the care and feeding of a human being. Invest in the highest-quality tools you can. Good kitchen equipment will last a lifetime.

  • A set of good-quality knives
  • Wooden cutting boards- one for animal products, another for fruits and vegetables
  • An 8-inch nonstick sauté pan
  • A 12-inch nonstick sauté pan (Nonstick pans can vary in quality. Buy the highest quality, such as Calphalon or All-Clad, because of the health risks of poorer-quality nonstick pans using Teflon)
  • An 8-quart stockpot
  • A 2-quart saucepan with lid
  • A 4-quart saucepan with lid
  • An 11-inch-square nonstick (non-Teflon stovetop griddle)
  • Dutch oven
  • Grill pan
  • Three or four cookie or baking sheets
  • A food processor
  • A blender
  • An immersion blender
  • An instant-read chef’s thermometer
  • A can opener
  • A coffee grinder for flaxseed or spices
  • Wire whisks
  • Spring tongs
  • A fish spatula
  • Rubber spatula
  • Assorted measuring cups (1 quart, 1 pint and 1 cup), dry and liquid style
  • A lemon citrus reamer
  • Microplane graters in assorted sizes

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