#askmelissaclark What are your essential cooking tools?
Melissa Clark is a food columnist for the New York Times and has written over 32 cookbooks, including the recent Cook This Now.
paring knife, chef's knife, 2 cutting boards, one for garlic, meat, onions, etc, one for fruit and non-alliums, etc.
love my mortar & pestle
meat thermometer, a good one
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