We try not to be too high maintenance over here. When we don't have a tart pan, we hack one -- same goes for a salad spinner, a heat diffuser, and a grill brush. But there are some kitchen tools we're still pining for.
Luckily, Food52 will soon be opening a new shop, where you'll be able to find the kitchen tools and serving dishes of your dreams. In anticipation of the launch, we're gathering inspiring images and potential products on a Pinterest board curated by our super-stylish Provisions scouts. And, to keep the conversation going, we've asked our team:
What's #1 on your kitchen wish list?
Are you dying for a stand mixer? Looking for the perfect serving platter? Or do you really just need a knife that can actually cut things? Read our staff's picks, and share yours in the comments!
Ryan: A kitchen table! Our new apartment has enough room for one. I'm excited about our first home-cooked New York meal after almost 5 years of dining at the coffee table.
Maddy: A cast-iron bacon press, preferably vintage and in the shape of a pig.
Christina: A fresh coat of paint. HGTV has taken over my life.
Lindsay: A cast iron skillet, a white platter, and a gigantic wooden bowl. (What? I can have three things that are all #1 on my list, right?)
Bryce: I'm with Kenzi. I have about one square foot of counter space. I have to roll out pie dough on the coffee table.
Kenzi: I do it on a cutting board over the sink! And then I tell myself I'm better off for having to be resourceful.
Sarah J: I would like a pasta roller and/or an ice cream machine (and will be accepting donations).
Stephanie: I need a new stock pot -- my last one is not in great shape these days. And pretty tart pans. Always pretty tart pans.
Jenny: Ditto stock pot. Also I want those pretty and cool modern stemless glasses for serving sparkling drinks. And you can never have enough wooden spoons.
Peter: The sous vide machine I backed on Kickstarter that was supposed to arrive last December. And this past March. And this April/May. At this rate I'm hoping it will be here before the next baby!
Jennifer: A new blender. Any suggestions?
Karl: A kitchen scale. I'm still measuring my coffee and water by volume!
Beatrice: A deluxe smoker! And a landlord who would let me use one on my fire escape. Or maybe I just need a patio.
Amanda: A coffee grinder, because the hand grinder is difficult to use before I've had caffeine.
What kind of blender should Jennifer buy? What are we missing that's #1 on your list? Tell us in the comments -- and look to our new Provisions Pinterest board for more inspiration!