The right tool for the job
A minimalist set of tools wielded by an expert is always a joy to see. Whether it is the electrician, the bricklayer or the chef, they dispense with all but the most efficient methods. This article is an ode to Principle 6 – Universality, the use of the same tool for multiple purposes.
You can cut the tension, and so many other things…
They say you can’t cut yourself with a sharp knife. But you can cut other people. (Repeat what you just read but this time do it like Liam Neeson.)
Instead of buying a kitchen full of gadgets, presses and dedicated slicers, you can cut a myriad of things with just a good chef’s knife: garlic, avocado, lettuce, vegetables, fruit, bread, and bagels.
Better do a couple of practice clicks
Tongs are another multipurpose tool in the kitchen. From stirring the sauté, to flipping the meat, to helping lift hot pan lids, the tongs are essential. And since they are on hand, dispense with the spaghetti spoon and use tongs to deliver pasta to the plate.