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Welcome to Basics With Babish, a new series to help you up your kitchen game and grow your cooking confidence. First things first: building your kitchen arsenal. Learn the essential kitchen tools you need to begin making beautiful meals at home. Next episode: Sauces!
Check out a list of my kitchen tools here:
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Just seeing this. I would have already added you on twitch if maybe an ending bumper had links to all social media stuff. Great content! Going to go search you out and add notification for live stuff. Cheers.
i only watch your channel and just found out you had a "basics with babish" series too. so when I was watching basics with babish ep 29 and the intro really surprised me, i came here to check if there was an intro in the first episode too.
In the middle of night after a long of cooking for my family and then loving what i make and i learned everything here so i like to rewatch these old episodes thanks babish/Andrew for all the tips and procedures (2018)
Love your channel. Highly informative AND entertaining! I like the no-nonsense approach to basic kitchen tools. Other chefs have made me feel like I need to spend a fortune and have access to a ridiculous array of tools at my disposal.
both my parents are biochemists and get freaked out about virtually everything (when i was little they would literally monitor how much tuna i ate because of heavy metals!! it comes out of love though, lmao), so i've never used a single nonstick pan in my life. everything is cast iron or stainless steel in the house
Not to trigger anyone but Wustof vs Henkels...Go!
I have only handled Henkels, my main use knives like my 10" chefs, utility, and boning are the 4* series with my more specialized stuff like serrated and cleaver are Pro series. I've never handled Wustof to compare. Only other knives I've used are usually cheaper stamped stainless steel Nella crap that I need to hone literally before every time I use, after cutting a dozen tomatoes, and before I rack it.
The choice of a cutting board requires much thought. My brother and me have different views on this. I prefer plastic based boards, while my brother loves wood. I pick the largest board that my dishwasher can hold that has corner grips. This ensures that when it comes out it is clean and sanitized.
I work at Bed Bath & Beyond and a lot of the stuff he showed off in here we have in the store but if I ever saw Babish in there I'd probably die like what are you doing in here you're too good for this garbage place run while you can
I always used the handle, but after using the heel I could use much more force with much less pain. I’d always struggle to cut chocolate. After switching my grip and sharpening my knife it glided right through.
Babish, for a college student who likes to cook what knives do you recommend? I’m looking to purchase some, but don’t know where to start. I cook with meat and vegetables quite often, so I just want to see what I should get?
Hey I want to thank you for making your videos. I’ve learned more here than I did in my culinary class at school that I took for 2 yrs in a row. You actually know what you’re doing and saying and it’s helped me prep for a real kitchen job.
I am so excited for this video. Im about to get my own apt and finally having free range on what I can cook and purchasing my own cookware is making me so excited and even more so coming from babishes videos
Finally got around to checking out the equipment list on the website because I'm in need of a new cutting board and I love that you included both affiliate and non-affiliate links to places where all the stuff can be purchased. Of course I'm going to use the affiliate ones, but by providing both, it really does show that it's stuff you genuinely like to use and aren't just recommending it to make money from it. Keeping it classy, like always!
I'm a little worried at some the prices mentioned here, and our kitchen is already too full of the good stuff I DO have...but don't have the space for s:
Yeah, that crappy little cutting board, is about the most my kitchen can handle. It sucks. I DO have a bigger one, but it's still a similar style, and it takes up almost all of the free counter space I have, which makes it awkward to maneuver whatever dish I'm trying to prepare.
Any suggestions for ridiculously-tiny kitchens? Because, kid you not, I only have a handful of square feet's worth of space to maneuver EVERYTHING. Pans, fresh ingredients, steps... It gets really frustrating ):
And I think it'd be awesome to watch you do something with salmon and freekeh ^^ Had a Blue Apron meal with those that was AMAZING, and I'd like to find other combinations for those two, that would be much more easily obtainable at home. Maybe grain substitutions? Just putting that out there, (I'm not sure if that's been covered already, or not. I just don't want to end up forgetting this, so putting it out there now.)
My problem with big cutting boards is how do you wash them? I moved recently and have been using my housemates cooking tools. He has big wooden boards which are great but they don’t even fit in the sink!
Mr. Babish, you are a gentleman and a scholar. I learn from you everyday, and it is my honour. However, I must correct you on the real reasons why one must learn how to cook:
1) It educates you. You go from being a hick, to becoming a gentleman, a man of good taste. Your quality of life improves enormously.
2) If, besides that, you get some knowledge about nutrition, you can get yourself in good shape while eating like someone of the Royalty. Diet/fitness and finesse are not exclusive.
Having those two ideas in mind, someone can get to old life while looking like James Bond, or at least like one of his villains.
If you have access to a restaurant supply shop, such as Restaurant Depot, you can buy all sorts of decent commercial-grade gear for a very reasonable price.
For instance, I bought a couple of pretty nice heavy skillets for less than $20 each. I think I saw some Lodge cast iron skillets for about $15. Large stainless mixing bowls and colanders were under $10.
As an even cheaper starting knife, I'd recommend victorinox. They're a well known knife maker, primarily for their pocket knives, but their kitchen knives are cheap and well made. Currently the only knife I have is a serrated victorinox pairing knife and that works for every daily kitchen task I have. Sure you can't butcher a whole chicken or anything with it but for most people all you'll be doing is cutting up pre-butchered joints, veg and baked goods.
victorinox chefs knife is also not bad, affordable and it can be pretty sharp if you sharpen it well...or some cheap thai made knives (A$3) which are so sharp i accidentally cut my finger with it (Kiwi brand)
i use wusthof knives though they're sturdy
I feel like people see a $1,200 pan set or a $200 cast iron skillet and think it is ridiculous to spend that much, but the difference is absolutely staggering and on top of that, All Clad cookware will absolutely outlast you. Unless you are cooking in a professional kitchen with them, you'll be able to pass them on to your children when you die.
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