de Buyer Tools
Mandolines and slicers are ideal for slicing vegetables and fruits very thin. The de Buyer French slicers let you slice, dice, julienne and make waffle cuts. Safety handles and grips make slicing easy and safe. Mandolines are so efficient that you’ll save time prepping. Julienne carrots, ribbon slice zucchini and make your own waffle fries for an interesting table presentation. You can even make homemade potato chips using the mandoline to slice the potatoes ultra thin. Bake them instead of frying for a healthier version. Slice onions paper thin to be caramelized in a pan. Your dishes will come out looking like a professional chef created them.
Cook everything you make in top-notch cookware. Copper and stainless-steel pots and pans are efficient at heating foods evenly. Ceramic nonstick pans are a breeze to clean. Use a saucepan or a frying pan to cook the veggies you sliced. Sliced apples are wonderful cooked with a little water, cinnamon and some butter or coconut oil.
Keep a kitchen tool set by your stove so that when you need a stirring spoon, fork or spatula it’s right there. Polished containers are stunning and can keep all the cooking utensils stored neatly. There are several stainless-steel varieties that are very durable. You can cook with them and also use them to serve the food.
Some recipes call for baking or roasting in the oven. Check out the gorgeous bakeware for the dishes that go in the oven. They are quite attractive and can go from the oven to your table with ease. However, you might want to transfer them to another serving dish once you’ve finished cooking. It’s time to serve your masterpieces.
Place the cooked vegetables and fruit on serveware that showcases the food you’ve prepared. Oval, round and rectangular platters all work well but choosing one that fits the shape of the food can accentuate the appearance. Take a dish of scalloped potatoes, which features round, thin slices of potato, and place it on a round platter. It will look like the platter was made for the potato dish. Squash cut in ribbon shapes will look fabulous on a rectangular platter. Choose from our large selection of beautiful designs at Williams-Sonoma. You’ll probably want a variety of sizes and shapes. Serveware comes in solid colors, vibrant patterns and with monogram options. The serving dishes might be made of porcelain, wood, melamine or marble. High-quality porcelain and marble are built to hold up and to look good on the table. The melamine and wood ones are shatter-resistant, making them ideal for entertaining outdoors.
An outdoor dinnerware set is appropriate for outdoor dining and entertaining. Bisphenol A-free melamine dishes come in earthy colors like blue, yellow, green and deep red. A rustic design around the edges adds an artsy accent. They are durable and dishwasher-safe for the top rack. While they are ideal for outdoors, you can certainly use them inside too.
Shatterproof drinkware is essential for pool areas and helpful with outdoor entertaining on your patio, deck or porch. Wine glasses with stems or without are festive and you don’t have to worry if someone drops one. Celebrate with shatterproof champagne flutes or serve iced tea or lemonade in a tumbler. Depending on which you choose, the drinkware is might be made of Eastman Tritan™ copolyester, which is a scratch-resistant polymer, or it might be made of DuraClear®, a food-grade polycarbonate that won’t crack, shatter, break or discolor. The sturdiness makes them ideal for letting kids drink out of the tumblers. Entertaining is a terrific way to stay in touch with neighbors, friends and family. With the right tools and techniques, it can be done with ease and with pizzazz.