I was having dinner recently with a couple who was planning to move in together for the first time. While sipping sake and nibbling on bits of fried things with chopsticks, we talked about the pleasures of boxing up belongings, dealing with rental trucks and movers, and because things always seem to turn toward food, we eventually discussed the best way to outfit a new kitchen. They were both ready to upgrade from the cheap non-stick pans they'd acquired in a boxed set from Target, and they wanted to know what kind of pans they should buy to get started.
|It's not platinum shiny, but it's still beautiful. And functional, too.|
I was hesitant to even advise because I already knew what kind of pans they would buy. I could extol the virtues of inexpensive, functional cookware for these two young, fledgling cooks, but even though they were asking for advice they'd already decided they were going to buy one of those shiny new stainless steel sets that cost hundreds of dollars at Williams Sonoma or Sur La Table.More »