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The recipes in this book require an absolute minimum of kitchen equipment.

Cooking equipment

  • stove or hotplate
  • large nonstick skillet (fry-pan)
  • large saucepan with cover

Measuring tools

  • 2-cup measuring cup
  • set of measuring spoons

Cutting tools

  • sharp knife
  • vegetable peeler
  • grater
  • plastic cutting board
  • can opener

Other essentials

  • large mixing bowl
  • colander or strainer
  • large mixing/serving spoon
  • dishtowel(s)
  • potholder(s)

If your kitchen is missing any of these items, buy it now (or ask for it as a gift) and you’ll be equipped to cook just about anything.

A very few recipes require more:

  • microwave oven
  • toaster oven or oven
  • blender wand or blender