6 Basic Kitchen Skills We Wish We Knew Years Ago Once you’ve got these basic techniques down, you’ll be able to mince and matchstick with confidence. Plus, you’ll only need 1 or 2 knives (a chef’s knife and a paring knife) in your kitchen arsenal to do it!
Handpicked by the editors of Martha Stewart Living, we have curated the best gifts for the cook, chef, or culinary connoisseur in your life. Think: an aluminum pasta maker, a sparkling new set of cheese knives, or copper nesting bowls with brilliant shine. Egg Board Be a good egg and give Farmhouse Pottery’s solid-ash egg board — it's a pretty way to serve a hard-boiled breakfast to houseguests. $85, farmhousepottery.com
Schmidt Brothers Cutlery Brown 12-Piece Farm House Set (£170) ❤ liked on Polyvore featuring home, kitchen & dining, cutlery, brown, chef knives, chefs choice slicer, paring knives, chef cutlery and steak knives
A cook’s kitchen An elegant farmhouse kitchen for an accomplished chef that flows beautifully in to the other rooms in this 17th Century home. The beautifully crafted circular island cleverly hides storage for knives and the vegetable bin under a large chopping board; a sunken wine cellar provides a wonderful and interesting feature; and a practical laundry chute in the adjoining room makes this space individual and incredibly functional.