Brown's opening challenge is a 60-day, four phase process of ridding your kitchen of all things unused and insignificant--easy on the surface, but tough in the doing. That leaves room for essential gear. And to help make those choices, Brown looks at pots and pans, sharp things (not just knives, but graters, mandolins, and cheese slicers, too), small things with plugs (as in small appliances--from food processors to coffee makers to deep fat fryers), kitchen tools unplugged (those items that fill drawers), storage and containment, and safety and sanitation.
If this were just an encyclopedia, what an unwholesome bore it would be. But Brown turns this relevant information into a romp. He's talking about the tools he uses, after all, and has no fear of naming likes and dislikes--based on his own experience. He also includes unending side chatter about cutting corners, saving money, and actually putting good tools to work. You'll find recipes throughout, and techniques, too. Like, how to bake a chicken in a flower pot. If you wonder why you would even want to attempt it in the first place, Brown clues you in. Alton Brown's Gear for Your Kitchen is about as guilt free as pleasure will ever get. --Schuyler Ingle --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Alton Brown is the host of the Food Network show GOOD EATS.
In this wonderful gem, Alton Brown explains how you can declutter your kitchen within 60 days and stock your kitchen with useful tools that you will actually use!
The book was much fun to read as Alton Brown mixed humor with helpful information about all the equipment one could use in the kitchen.
This book while it seems like do you really need a book to tell you what kind of gear you need for your kitchen. The truth is the book has more than that. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Billy Lothridge
Great tips, clear analysis of what's needed and what's superfluous, easy to read and understand. Would recommend for any home cook.Published 22 days ago by PULSTAR
I love this book it's funny because when you read it you can imagine ab saying the things :) very interesting/ helpfulPublished 1 month ago by Casey
The book was ok, but not a fan of Alton Brown anymore since I found out he's hateful to his fat fans.Published 2 months ago by Kathy Nettles
Very informative. Just love his style. Geared for beginners but useful to everyone.Published 2 months ago by Nicole Paige