"I have measured out my life in pots and pans," says Bee Wison, and we wholeheartedly agree.
It's a certain type of person who gets thrills from buying new cookware, or even better -- receiving a hand-me-down with memories already attached. The cast iron pan seasoned from years of Grandma making biscuits and gravy, the old-fashioned vegetable slicer that positively smacks of summer cucumbers, or even the simple cookie sheet whose patina reflects the course of your kitchen experiences.
What the -- heirloom or not -- kitchen tools that you can't live without?
The Riddle of the Griddle from Intelligent Life