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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.
I'm pretty new to cooking and bought this book because I love the show Good Eats and I think Alton Brown knows his stuff.
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.
The title says it all & it really helped my wife (who loves to cook & bake) clean out & organize our kitchen. She's happier now which means so am I.Published 11 days ago by Zachary M.
One of the bonuses of this book is that it is set up in such a way most users will find easy to understand and follow along. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Happy Camper
Got this as a wedding gift. My daughter loves it and requested it.Published 1 month ago by Jane Gribble
I read this entire book in a day, and along the way managed to add nearly 60 items to my amazon wishlist. Read morePublished 1 month ago by luke wehrheim
Alton Brown is THE MAN. I wish he was still doing Good Eats. This book is a great reference if you are going to buy ANYTHING for your kitchen.Published 2 months ago by Louis A. LeBlanc III
I bought this series for my husband for Christmas. They're full of great info, in that great Alton Brown tone. He really likes it.Published 4 months ago by Amanda Lash
Received this book for Christmas. The very first chapter talks about downsizing your kitchen gear. At first I found this odd that a book that discusses a whole bunch of types of... Read morePublished 4 months ago by googily moogily
The ideal wedding present for all the under 50's setting up a new kitchen or just rehabbing an older one! I'll be giving this as a present in the future!Published 4 months ago by David Erickson