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Cookie and Kate's Essential Cooking and Photography Equipment

Kate "Cookie and Kate"
The list author says: "These are my favorite, most used cooking and baking tools, books and photography equipment. I make a point to choose high quality, eco-friendly and non-toxic items—hence I cook in cast iron, bake in stoneware and invest in kitchen tools that will last. I love reading about food, especially books by Michael Pollan, and referencing cookbooks that focus on natural, vegetarian cooking and whole grain baking."
Lodge L10SK3 Pre-Seasoned Skillet, 12-Inch
Lodge L10SK3 Pre-Seasoned Skillet, 12-Inch
"A non-toxic, heavy-duty pan that will last a lifetime. You can bake with it, too—I use it for baking loaves of bread and pizzas."
In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto
In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto
"Michael Pollan examines food culture, currently and through the ages. A fascinating read that provides guidance on how to eat, based on how humans have eaten throughout history."
Food Rules: An Eater's Manual
Food Rules: An Eater's Manual
"A very short but enlightening book full of old wives' tales and cultural adages on how to eat."
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
"This is the book that got me interested in food from anthropological, sociocultural and historical perspectives."
BYO Rambler Lunch Bag by Built NY Inc. - Red
BYO Rambler Lunch Bag by Built NY Inc. - Red
"My grown-up lunch box from my office days is also perfect for insulating a six-pack of beer!"
Lodge L6SK3 Pre-Seasoned Cast-Iron Skillet, 9-inch
Lodge L6SK3 Pre-Seasoned Cast-Iron Skillet, 9-inch
"Great for quesadillas, vegetables, etc. Bonus: it doubles as a pie pan!"
Cuisinart ICE-30BC Pure Indulgence 2-Quart Automatic Frozen Yogurt, Sorbet, and Ice Cream Maker
Cuisinart ICE-30BC Pure Indulgence 2-Quart Automatic Frozen Yogurt, Sorbet, and Ice Cream Maker
"My favorite new toy. This is easy to use and seems like it's built to last. The 1.5qt is a little cheaper and just as good."
Green Market Baking Book: 100 Delicious Recipes for Naturally Sweet & Savory Treats
Green Market Baking Book: 100 Delicious Recipes for Naturally Sweet & Savory Treats
"Tested baked good recipes, organized seasonally. No refined sugars, but recipes often call for all-purpose flour, which is unfortunate."
Super Natural Every Day: Well-Loved Recipes from My Natural Foods Kitchen
Super Natural Every Day: Well-Loved Recipes from My Natural Foods Kitchen
"Seriously approachable all-natural recipes from Heidi Swanson of 101cookbooks.com, one of my favorite food blogs."
Microplane 38002 Professional Medium-Ribbon Two-Way Grater
Microplane 38002 Professional Medium-Ribbon Two-Way Grater
"The best, prettiest grater around. It grates both ways!"
Plate to Pixel: Digital Food Photography and Styling
Plate to Pixel: Digital Food Photography and Styling
"My food photography handbook. I'm learning so much, and my photographs have improved immensely thanks to Helene's expertise."
Microplane 46120 Premium Red Zester/Grater
Microplane 46120 Premium Red Zester/Grater
"A fantastic zester and fine grater—perfect for zesting citrus, grating parmesan and creating chocolate shavings, which I've yet to do."
Danish Dough Whisk Size Large
Danish Dough Whisk Size Large
"This crazy-looking whisk makes mixing doughs SO much easier. It helps prevent over mixing, which makes baked goods tough and less fluffy."
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 [OLD VERSION]
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 [OLD VERSION]
"I don't know how I got by without this software. It makes organizing and editing photos so much easier!"
BODUM Twin Dual Salt and Pepper Grinder, Black
BODUM Twin Dual Salt and Pepper Grinder, Black
"The coolest salt and pepper grinder around. Turn it clockwise for pepper and the other way for salt. It doesn't leave a mess on the counter, either!"
Le Creuset Enameled Cast-Iron 3-1/2-Quart Round French Oven, Cherry
Le Creuset Enameled Cast-Iron 3-1/2-Quart Round French Oven, Cherry
"I use this for pasta, rice, soups, chili and much more. I usually cook for myself, but I think this size is big enough to cook for 3-4 people. I also have a 5.5 qt French oven, which is great for bigger jobs but doesn't get as much use."
32OZ Basil AP Cleaner
32OZ Basil AP Cleaner
"Smells so good, I'd bathe in it. Dilute it with water for countertops and mopping—you'll never run out!"
Nikon 2137 50mm f/1.8D Auto Focus Nikkor Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras
Nikon 2137 50mm f/1.8D Auto Focus Nikkor Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras
"My favorite lens, and the only lens I use for food photography! It produces gorgeous photos with a great depth of field."
Power Foods: 150 Delicious Recipes with the 38 Healthiest Ingredients
Power Foods: 150 Delicious Recipes with the 38 Healthiest Ingredients
"Creative recipes that use my favorite fruits, vegetables and grains!"
Nikon D90 DX-Format CMOS DSLR Camera (Body Only) (OLD MODEL)
Nikon D90 DX-Format CMOS DSLR Camera (Body Only) (OLD MODEL)
"A newer version of my camera, the D80. Buy the body and pick out your own lenses—I don't like my kit lens."
Harman Kardon Soundsticks III 2.1 Channel Multimedia Speaker System with Subwoofer
Harman Kardon Soundsticks III 2.1 Channel Multimedia Speaker System with Subwoofer
"Incredible, room-filling sound at an affordable price. I listen to these speakers while I'm working, cooking and entertaining. They sound better than Bose!"
Market-Fresh Mixology: Cocktails for Every Season
Market-Fresh Mixology: Cocktails for Every Season
"Creative, inspiring cocktails organized seasonally. Some drinks call for more exotic liquors and liqueurs, but there are definitely some approachable recipes in here."
On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen
On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen
"A dry but useful reference book, filled with interesting details about fruits, vegetables, grains, breads and more."
Understanding Exposure, 3rd Edition: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera
Understanding Exposure, 3rd Edition: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera
"An essential guide to exposing photographs. If you want to take great food photos, you'll need a thorough understanding of the basics first!"
KitchenAid KFP720OB 7-Cup Food Processor with 3-Cup Mini Bowl, Onyx Black
KitchenAid KFP720OB 7-Cup Food Processor with 3-Cup Mini Bowl, Onyx Black
"My grandmother gave me this food processor, and it has become an indispensable tool in my kitchen. Saves time and takes care of jobs that my blender can't."
All-Clad T135 Stainless Steel Whisk, 12-Inch, Silver
All-Clad T135 Stainless Steel Whisk, 12-Inch, Silver
"A seriously sturdy, beautiful whisk. I actually found mine at TJ Maxx. Score!"
IOGEAR 12-in-1 USB 2.0 Pocket Flash Memory Card Reader/Writer GFR209 (Green)
IOGEAR 12-in-1 USB 2.0 Pocket Flash Memory Card Reader/Writer GFR209 (Green)
"Uploading photos via this memory card is quicker and doesn't waste camera battery power. I've used it for over six months without a problem."