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1.A set of silicone cups that make cooking perfectly poached eggs so much easier. Family or roomies don't think you can cook? YOLK'S ON THEM.
2.A beautifully informative print, which'll identify and describe 25 herbs and spices so you can kick your food up a notch when it comes to flavor.
3.A set of shredding claws with handles so you can transform a store-bought rotisserie chicken into a HUGE variety of meals with ease — and without burning your fingers or getting them greasy.
4.A silicone safeguard to prevent your pot from boiling over and getting pasta water all over your cooktop (and even your bowls from spilling over in the micro). Are you as TIRED of scrubbing as I am?!
5.An Instant Pot Duo cooker that'll (deep breath) pressure cook, slow-cook, make rice, sauté, make yogurt, steam food...and also keep your dinner warm.
7.A handheld grater with two different-size grating blades so you can whip up the easiest and tastiest meal: cacio e pepe (aka pasta with pepper, butter, and grated cheese, plus a little reserved pasta water).
8.And a two-in-one bowl and colander set that'll let you drain your pasta without forgetting to save some of the water to add to your sauce. And the handle of the bowl = a spout for easy pouring!
9.The Flavor Bible, a cookbook and guide to creating mouth-watering combinations of ingredients, textures, and temperatures for all skill levels as you develop confidence in the kitchen.
10.A 4-in-1 patty mold that'll help you whip up all the burgers your heart desires — including a Jucy Lucy — in the comfort of your own home — (you won't even have to wear pants).
11.A handy-dandy aluminum baking sheet (or two), so you can try all 18,000 of those sheet pan dinner recipes you've seen with minimal effort. All you need is a protein + veggies + salt + oil + any seasonings you want. That is IT.
12.A sushi-making kit that'll help you ~roll~ like a professional. Just whip up some sticky rice, and load 'er up with your favorite fresh veggies and protein.
14.An emulsifying bottle with a built-in blender ball for flavorful homemade salad dressings, marinades, and sauces you'll want to drizzle on everything. No more flavorless food, and no more relying on store-bought sauces.
15.A set of square rings to effortlessly make fried eggs perfectly sized for topping a piece of avocado toast.
16.An adjustable rolling pin that'll flatten dough to the uniform height of your choice — anywhere from 1/16 inch to 3/8 inch. No more wonky pie crusts or cut-out cookies that don't bake evenly!
17.A set of three stainless-steel mixing bowls with silicone non-stick bottoms, because whether you're creaming together frosting, tossing together the ingredients for a pasta salad, or whisking eggs to make a scramble, you do NOT want your hard work to end up on the floor.
18.A batter-dispenser that'll make cupcakes, pancakes, and muffins 👏 perfectly uniform 👏. And it has measurements on the sides to make everything incredible easy (and mathematical).
19.A handy guide to the most important kitchen skills, from how long ingredients keep to how to plan a food budget to how to sharpen a knife.
20.A Hello Fresh subscription that'll basically be like a cooking class you can do at home. Sign up for a plan that fits your diet (including vegetarian and family plans), and you'll get allllllll the ingredients you need to prep each meal! WHILE learning how to cook!
21.A 3-in-1 chopper set (for two sizes of chopping, plus mincing) to keep you from shedding tears over some onions.
22.The Goodful by Cuisinart One-Top, an all-in-one induction cooktop with temperature tracking to take the guess work out of your recipe. What heat setting does "simmer" even mean??
23.A scissor slicer to make fast work of prepping produce or making the best salad e v e r. All for the price of *one* to-go salad at the fancy place near your office.
24.A spatula tool with a harder center and flexible edges that'll slide right under the hardest-to-flip foods (looking at you, omelets).
26.An over-the-sink cutting board with a built-in strainer so you can rinse, and chop your produce in the exact same space, keeping you organized so even your subpar knife skills can't cause a huge mess.
27.A thick, durable apron with TONS of information (think cooking times for veggies, measurement conversions, how to test the doneness of your meat, etc.) printed UPSIDE DOWN so you can hold it up to consult while you're *wearing it*.
28.And Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, a book that'll teach you the building blocks of *how* to cook and build up flavors, not just recipes to follow. This is how you can start experimenting with recipes and flavors of your own!
These'll all help you cook even better than a rat pulling your hair!
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