The next time you have a dinner party it should be a time to celebrate not only the company of friends and loved ones, but also the food that will be enjoyed by all due to the time that you have put aside for preparation and presentation.
However, this goal is going to remain elusive if you do not have the correct tools to ensure that your guests will be coming back for seconds (or if you’re really gifted cleaning up the gravy with the last dinner roll).
The key to ensuring that everyone goes home singing the praises of the dinner that you have prepared is of course the tools that you use to prepare that fabulous repast.
And perhaps the most important part of that tool set is the cookware set that you will be using. The best cookware set in the world can run into thousands of dollars, however there is simply no reason to go to that sort of expense.
Cast iron is great – but it can be a little pricey and there’s nothing wrong with some of the high quality stainless steel cooking sets that are on the market at the moment.
Some of these sets are available from manufacturers that have been supplying quality cookware for generations and the proof of the pudding (and the roast chicken for that matter) is in the eating.
Stainless steel cookware sets are renowned for their ability to distribute heat evenly and allow for the chef to control and regulate the temperature of the dish with a high degree of accuracy. The key to selecting the right cookware set is to evaluate the balance between what you are prepared to spend and your unique requirements.
It’s unlikely that a bachelor who will be enjoying the off fried egg sunny side up will require the same longevity from hid cookware as an older couple who who host friends and family on a regular occasion.
It’s all about your requirements at a specific time. There’s nothing wrong with saving a couple of dollars on that pan that’s just going to be used for the odd egg sandwich.
But everyone should be aware that the investment in a quality cookware set from a well recognized brand is an investment that will return dividends over decades – so next time you’re thinking of that egg and bacon breakfast perhaps you should be thinking of the future and a shiitake mushroom and imported cheese omelette – seriously impressive for breakfast or dinner.