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Mediterranean Kitchen Essentials

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Mediterranean Kitchen EssentialsMediterranean food has the power to enchant you with the sheer first bite till the last one. An avid cuisine expert makes sure the tasting Mediterranean food is one achievement added to his repertoire. Here follows a reference guide to Mediterranean kitchen essentials to help you set up your kitchen the Mediterranean way.


 



The list of important Mediterranean kitchen tools is as follows:


  1. Espresso Maker


The traditional Italian beverage called Espresso is made using an Espresso maker. One can use a stove top espresso maker or a fully automatic version readily available in the market.


  1. Grater


A cheese grater is an essential preparation tool in a Mediterranean kitchen. You could prefer to use the traditional four-sided tower shaped grater or go for a flat, handheld type. To prevent any accidents like avoiding cuts on fingers, one could use the rotary version of the grater instead of the handheld tool.MediterraneanKitchen Essentials


  1. Kitchen Scissors


Scissors can be used to cut through meat or vegetables and are a boon for the chefs. Different versions are made for people who use their left hand to work. Make sure that you use one made of carbon or stainless steel blades and that which has a comfortable handle to grip.


  1. Oil and vinegar Cruets


These are used for storing ingredients like oil to preserve them for a longer time and make it easy for dispensing these liquids while cooking. A Mediterranean kitchen is usually equipped with the likes of these.


  1. Pasta Pot


You surely cannot think of Italian food sans pasta. So to cook the pasta right, a lot of water is also required. This will require a pot that is quite big. Say if you plan to cook a pound of noodles, a 5 gallon container would suffice the need. Some cooks prefer containers that are even bigger in size i.e. up to 8 gallons.


  1. Knives


A large chef’s knife and a paring knife are the most important knives in a Mediterranean kitchen. You could purchase a serrated bread knife or sharpening steel too. Just make sure that you purchase high quality cutlery like the Japanese cutlery, which is well known for its precision and durability. For ease of work, many other knives and choppers can be included in the knife set. These are the Berceau, commonly known as the mezzaluna, Cheese knife, Chestnut knife, French fry cutter, Mandolin, Meat cleaver, Oyster knife, and the poultry scissors.


  1. Spaghetti Spoon


These are special spoons used to scoop spaghetti noodles onto the plate. This spoon has prongs on the curved concave surface to enable the slippery noodles to get trapped.


  1. Fish Cutlery


These are specially designed forks and spoons used to eat fish fillets or the entire fish. Prefer buying stainless steel cutlery that can last for years together.


  1. Croissant Cutter


A croissant cutter is used to process the cutting of dough in a right shape. It allows minimum waste of the dough. One should buy a stainless steel rolling croissant cutter with an ergonomic design, to carve out the perfect croissants.


  1. Baking Pan


For those of us who are smitten with scrumptious comfort food, a baking pan is a must-have Mediterranean kitchen tool. It should be ovenproof and if made of glass, it can be used as a serving dish as well when taken directly from the oven to the dining table.Mediterranean Kitchen Essentials


  1. Kitchen Scissors


Scissors can be used to cut through meat or vegetables and are a boon for the chefs. Different versions are made for people who use their left hand to work. Make sure that you use one made of carbon or stainless steel blades and that which has a comfortable handle to grip.


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