Burgundy Kitchen Essentials
To simmer up Burgundy spices the right way, a few tools are essential in a your kitchen. Here is a guide of reference for those of you who wish to set up their kitchen with the right set of Burgundy kitchen essentials.
List of Burgundy Kitchen Tools
For a Burgundy kitchen the cutlery and knives need to be designed to carve meat, cut fruits and vegetables and shear meat from fat. Good kitchen cutlery is a lifetime investment, so it is important to choose the right set of knives for your Burgundy kitchen. One needs to have a 6 inches to 12 inches Chef’s knife that is easy to grip and can be used to easily cut and chop due to its curved cutting surface. Another essential knife is the Paring knife that can be used to peel vegetables and to slice them. A serrated or scalloped knife can be used as a bread knife. For softer fruits like tomatoes, yet another serrated knife can be used. This is called the tomato knife.A garnish knife is a very small but sharp knife used for making thin cuts in fruits and vegetables. This can be used for decoration of salads. It is important to have a knife sharpener as well to ensure longevity of your cutlery.
To drain pasta and vegetables, Colander is used. It is important to use the colander of the right size to rinse the amount of food you want. It comes in different types of materials ranging from copper, aluminum and plastic but what really matters is the size of the equipment.
Burgundy cuisine generally requires a lot of stirring. So to make sure you stir you pots the right way and without burning you hands, wooden spoons can be used that do not conduct heat while stirring sauces and soups. For stirring large pots you could use longer spoons of nearly 14 inches length.
For those of us who are smitten by comfort food, a baking pan is a must have 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.
A handheld juicer is also called the citrus squeezer or citrus press. This gadget can be used to squeeze out fruit juices san pulp and seeds very quickly. It is quite compact in size and does not take much space. It is shaped like a leaver attached by a hinge.
A cheese grater is an essential preparation tool in a Burgundy 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.
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.
A Burgundy kitchen is all set for the novices as well as the expert chefs to try out their cooking skills.
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