I culminate the Table + Teaspoon Toolbox trilogy with the “Wishlist” - those undeniably unnecessary, yet deliriously lovely delights that one can’t help but covet. Whether you enjoy the art of grilling or a spot of afternoon tea, there is something lust-worthy here for everyone. xx tt
Mauviel Copper Cookware Set: as all fine things are, these pots and pans are crafted with painstaking precision in France - and practically a bargain at $2,000!
La Cornue France Oven: the most aesthetically pleasing, over the top, ideal in every way, gorgeous oven in the whole wide world. So much more chic and refined than going the standard stainless steel appliance route
Sparkling Water Maker: I am completely and hopelessly devoted to Pellegrino. But rather than waste my fiscal and environmental resources, I have switched to making my very own with this fascinating machine
Rotisserie: I have made it very clear on this blog that no one loves roast chicken more than I do - but I never imagined that I could make a rotisserie version! My mouth is watering at the thought of how fantastic this will make my house smell…
Whiskey Rocks: absolutely essential for whiskey and bourbon aficionados (like me). These soapstones give your whiskey a chill, without watering down the perfect balance of flavors
Smoker: my favorite grill-enthusiast, Mr. Garrik Sturges, stands behind the Big Green Egg as the best barbecue tool available. The egg is extremely versatile - serving as a grill, pizza-oven, and smoker all in one
Breville Barista Express: curb your Starbucks addiction with this home barista, including a built-in grinder, that promises bean-to-crema espresso in under sixty seconds!
Slow Juicer: extracts juice rather than grinding fruits and vegetables into liquid form, providing more actual juice, more vitamins, and more deliciousness
Deluxe Dicing Mandoline: interchanging blades allow you to quickly dice, slice, julienne, and even create your own cut (think hearts, diamonds, crinkles!) Parfait for homemade waffle frites
Deep Fryer: for frying said frites
Crepe Maker: I’ve been addicted ever since my semester in the South of France, where my host family treated me to a crepe daily
SousVide Water Oven: a favorite of Thomas Keller’s, this device cooks fish, meat, and vegetables in vacuum sealed pouches over many hours or even days to produce mysteriously perfect flavor. Not convinced? Check out the New York Times coverage of the newly available oven
Wine Preservation and Serving System: for those of us who open wine bottles, and then subsequently forget about them until they’ve expired - this is a must-have. It keeps your wine fresh for ten-days, and is perfect for single-servings
French Press: portable, self-contained, and exceedingly stylish
Pizza Stone: I am a huge fan of brick oven pizza crust, but use this as a substitute at home
Silpat: nonstick mats, amazing for even heat transfer and easy cleanup
Springform Pan: necessary for all of the cheesecake devotees out there
Kitchen Scale: for highly accurate ingredient rationing
Pasta Maker: while I fully believe that not everything has to be homemade to be delicious, pasta is one of those things that simply tastes better fresh
Meat Grinder: beside the obvious homemade sausage and hamburger - use this to turn chicken and turkey breast into healthy ground meat
Sensor Trash Bin: no more icky hand prints, or awkward foot levers!
Electric Tea Kettle: Magically, these devices boil a half-liter of water in less than sixty seconds. They are currently all the rage - seemingly everyone has one all of a sudden, making it practically an essential! If you haven’t jumped on the bandwagon yet, I highly recommend one