Congratulations: you have survived to adulthood despite your best youthful efforts not to. Now that you’re a grown man, there are certain standards you must live by lest you be mistaken for a Seth Rogan character.
It’s not that substituting a wine bottle for a rolling pin or using a shot glass to measure tablespoons doesn’t work, it’s just that it looks a hell of a lot less suave when your girlfriend comes over. And if you’re going to the trouble of cooking for her, you damn well want her to be impressed.
It’s time to invest in quality kitchen essentials – the kind that impress guests and are so nice to use you actually want to cook more. Playing chef is easier, faster, and more enjoyable when you have the right tools for the job. These 21 items are musts in every well-equipped kitchen, whether you’re just starting out or you’re Anthony Bourdain.