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To be a snob, it's about what you do, not how you look.  To be a snob--don't be a basic B#$@!.  One might ask themselves, aren't hipsters "snobby?"  Well, being a hipster is easier than you think--just put on a pair of fake glasses, grow a patchy beard, and pretend to know what you're talking about with a condescending attitude.  Oh, and don't forget their widespread "unique" sense of style.  

Just because you call yourself a foodie and eat at your local eggslut, doesn't mean you know good food when you see it.  There is, however, one thing all Basic B#%!@*$ and hipsters have in common...that's right...they follow in the footsteps of The Snob.

If you have any desire for bringing out your inner snobbery, please take part in adding, collaborating and taking part in our "Snob of the Week"! Looking forward to seeing all of your wonderful inputs! 

The Art of Snobbery 

To make good food it is imperative that you have the right tools.  I am not talking anything fancy here, although it can help, I'm talking the basics. 

Here is what you need!

Kitchen Essentials 

Cookware Set 

It is important to get a cookware set that will last and distribute heat evenly. I recommend getting some type of hard-anodized cookware because they are have a non-stick surface, easy to cook with and low maintenance.  

Stainless steal and copper are gorgeous tools and add a lot of character to a kitchen, but if you don't like cleaning you're gonna have a hard time with those.  Trust me on this one.

 

A good starter cookware set is a 13-17 piece set.  This will allow you to cook most anything with ease.  You can probably find a cuisinart or equivalent brand for around $200-300 dollars. It seems like a lot up front, but these pots can last you for years.  

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This is generally what you will see in that kind of set. 

13 piece set

  • 8" skillet

  • 10" skillet

  • 1.5-qt. saucepan with lid

  • 2.5-qt. saucepan with lid

  • 3-qt. sauté pan with lid

  • 4-qt. Dutch oven with lid

  • 8-qt. stockpot with lid

  • Steamer insert (fits 8-qt. stockpot)

17 piece set

  • 12" skillet

  • 3-qt. saucepan with a lid

Cuisinart 13 Piece Cookware set-$200

Cuisinart 17 Piece Cookware set-$250

Every kitchen needs good knives.  Not only does it make cooking easier, faster and more enjoyable, a good knife also makes cooking safer.  Most injuries with knives are due to losing control of a dull blade.  

There are so many knives and brands out there it is hard to know what to buy.  The most important aspects of any kitchen knife is it's sharpness and then next its ability to be resharpened.  So, buying a forged stainless steel knife is essential. 

All you need are 3 knives a 6-8 inch chef knife, a 3-4in paring knife, and a 8-10 inch serrated bread knife.

A few brands I recommend are, the following: 

  1. Wusthof

  2. Henckels

  3. Miyabi

  4. Shun 

A good chef knife will cost you somewhere between $80-150, pairing knife $40-90, and a bread knife $60-150​

Chef Knives: ​

Paring Knives:

Bread Knives: 

Cutlery

  • Measuring cups 

  • Measuring spoons

  • Preparation bowls 

  • Instaread Thermometer 

  • Mixing bowls

Other Important Tools 

Cooking Utensils 

You will need cooking utensils that will last but also won't damage the finish of your cook ware set.

Here are the essential items!

  • Ladle 

  • Whisk

  • Tongs-Locking and non-locking

  • Spatula-Wooden, Silicon and Nylon. (a metal one is great but will scratch your pans if you're not careful.)

  • Slotted spoon

  • Potato Smasher 

  • Vegetable peeler 

  • Can opener 

  • Corkscrew bottle opener 

  • Garlic press (optional if you like chopping)

  • Cheese grater 

  • Zester

  • Colander (metal is best because it lasts, oh it's also ecofriendly) 

There are a few machines that are extremely helpful in making good food efficiently. 

  1. Blender

  2. Food Processor

  3. Kitchen Mixer 

Blender ​

Food Processor

Kitchen Mixer 

Important Kitchen Appliances