There are many companies that need to sell new stuff every year, whether you need it or not, so kitchen stores are filled with ridiculous gadgets. In my opinion, the best tools are simple, efficient, easy to clean, don't break, and aren't limited to a single narrow purpose. On these pages you'll find products that have stood the test of time in my kitchen.


Sharpening Steel

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You should have a metal or ceramic “steel” that can be used in between sharpenings to keep an edge on your knife. Sliding the edge of your knife against the steel removes any burrs and realigns the cutting edge. A sharp knife is a safer knife, because you don’t have to use excess force that …

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Transparency and Support

Transparency

If you are a long-time reader of Herbivoracious, you may have noticed that there are more recipes than ever before (2 or 3 per week instead of 1), and also a bit more commercial content here than in the past.

Back in March of this year, leading up to the publication of  the cookbook, I quit …

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Crepes with Sage-Roasted French Plums, Yogurt and Honey

Crepes with Sage Roasted Plums and Yogurt

Julia Child’s 100th birthday is coming up on 8/15/12, and PBS has been doing this very fun #cookforjulia event to commemorate her. When they asked me to contribute a recipe, I knew right away that I wanted to do something with crepes. Julia and I go back a long way. I only have two cookbooks from my …

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The Joy of a Proper Spatula

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Most spatulas suck.

This spatula, from LamsonSharp, emphatically does not suck.

It has a thin leading edge, so it slips right under your food without mauling it or ruining the crust. It is strong and flexible. It has nice, wide slots that allow oil or sauces to remain behind in the pan. It has a nice curve …

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Alice’s Savory Sweet Life Cookbook – And Her Recipe for Roasted Carrots with Sage Brown Butter

Roasted Carrots with Sage Brown Butter from the Savory Sweet Life Cookbook

I first met Alice a few years back, when she was just starting her first blog, Savory Sweet Life. I knew right away that she wasn’t going to be one of these bloggers that start out with a burst of enthusiasm, and then tail off until they are only posting every three months, mostly about …

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Get The Herbivoracious Cookbook

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“If we had to choose one book to cook from in 2012, this would be it. The vegetarian blog of the same name has produced a recipe collection that’s varied and draws on many cultures. His Shiitake Tacos With Asian Pear Slaw makes a fine Dinner in Minutes.” -

“Michael Natkin has a talent for …

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