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If you love pineapple but hate to peel it, this is the tool for you. Peel, slice and core a whole pineapple in the about the amount of time it takes to open a can. Use this tool to make my pineapple and pork lettuce wraps.
Intensely tomato vinegar is wonderful for salad dressings and marinades.
If you are an Ottolenghi fan, you need a bottle of this delicious syrup. Use in Middle Eastern recipes, and add to your favorite barbecue sauce, marinade or my favorite pomegranate cocktail.
Prized by chefs for its smooth flavor, I use Jerez vinegar in most of my salad dressings and always in gazpacho. Try it with Roasted Yellow Gazpacho.
These flavorful lentils are packed with protein, nutrition and flavor. They keep their form and do not get mushy when you cook them. Essential ingredient for French Lentil and Garlic Sausage Soup and Down Under Halloumi and French Lentil Salad.
This is not your grandmother’s paprika. Smoky and flavorful Spanish paprika is a key ingredient for paella. I use it in Cioppino, Roasted Tomato Soup, Chimichurri sauce, and Killer Chicken tacos. This is one of my very favorite spices.
This delicious aromatic oil makes wonderful salad dressing. Try it with Butter lettuce salad with fines herbes and walnut oil dressing for a refreshingly light salad.
I use these 4-ounce capacity measuring cups everyday for salad dressings, baking , mixology and any time I need to measure small amounts of liquids. Easier and more accurate than tablespoon measurements. Classic Zester/Grater Home Series Fine Grater
The best tools for zesting citrus, shaving chocolate or cheese, and grating nutmeg. You will want an assortment of sizes.
For healthy, beautiful and delicious food, these cookbooks give me inspiration:
This beautiful crock of whole grained mustard is made from a closely guarded secret of the Pommery Family since 1692. It is seriously good stuff that will liven up your sandwiches and salad dressings.
A must for serving authentic Moscow mule cocktails just like they do in NYC.
$30 - $50
Make delicious, additive and sugar-free yogurt with just a few minutes of preparation. Once you get hooked on homemade yogurt you will never go back to store-bought.
These cast iron and enameled pans are luxuries that will provide a lifetime of great meals. These fabulous pots will turn out risottos, stews, braises and more. Buy the biggest one you can afford. I love to give them for wedding presents.
Everyone needs at least one really great knife. A sharp knife makes cooking more enjoyable, precise and safer. Shun makes gorgeous knives in the samurai tradition using 33 layers of high-carbon steel. You will love working with these beautiful high performance knives.