To budding chefs, cooking shows likeÂ Chopped, Iron Chef,Â The Barefoot ContessaÂ andÂ Everyday ItalianÂ are a source of inspiration and excitement. Who wouldnâ€™t want to have the culinary acumen to turn sea urchins, rhubarb and cough drops into a delicious, restaurant-quality dessert?
But as much as they would like to transfer what they learn from those TV shows into their own kitchens, these hopeful cooks can be stymied by the dizzying array of kitchen gadgets and doo-dads those TV chefs always seem to have at hand.
I mean, seriously, a soft serve ice cream maker? Not exactly something youâ€™ll find in every home. But before you start shopping for a liquid nitrogen vendor, consider these more moderate kitchen gadgets that can make your dishes easier, tastier and more fun to create:Â [Read more…]