Things I’ve bought after years of watching Good Eats

  • A digital thermometer
  • Tall plastic containers in which I can soak chicken pieces in buttermilk (for Southern Fried Chicken, which I have never been able to make very well.)
  • Large plastic containers in which to dredge chicken and pork in flour. Also for storage.
  • An iron skillet
  • A cooling rack
  • An aluminum cookie sheet because I shouldn’t use non-stick when broiling
  • Splatter guards
  • Silicon spatula
  • Pastry brush
  • Separate cutting boards for vegetables and meats
  • An oven thermometer
  • A fry thermometer

The only indication my cooking has improved is the fact I no longer get sick eating my own cooking.