To someone who is unfamiliar with cookery, the sheer amount of information can make ones head swim! There’s always room for tweaking to personal preference, but when I started expanding my knowledge I was utterly befuddled by all the tools and gadgets and the myriad of spices the world has to offer.
There’s a lot of stuff out there; a lot of really cool things and a lot of things you really don’t need. So, for basic cookery I’ve put together lists, divided by sections, on the handy items to have around. If you decide to delve further into specific foods obviously you can expand your kitchen, but for now this’ll do ya just fine.
Soups encompass quite a bit of territory on its own; soups, chili’s, stocks, broths, bases and roux’s, stews, and gumbo. You might not currently make these things, but they are good territory to ease yourself into, if you’re wishing to expand your cookery. This post will tell you what you need to accomplish this.