“To become a cook you need only a few essentials: appetite, ingredients, a kitchen to work in, a few tools, and a few ideas about what to cook.” Alice Waters, The Art of Simple Food
Like Ms. Waters, I tend to be a minimalist when it comes to equipping the kitchen. In my mind, the most important pieces of equipment are a good knife or two, and a good cutting board. Period. Everything else rests on this foundation.