Chef and co-owner of Eleven Madison Park, The Nomad, and Made Nice, Daniel Humm shared what he believes to be the most important kitchen utensils he uses daily. Following is a transcript of the video.
I’m Daniel Humm. I’m the chef and co-owner of Eleven Madison Park, The Nomad, and Made Nice. I think a really good pan is important. Sounds simple, but a really good pan with a super flat bottom. We use copper pans here because they have really great heat distribution.
I think you need a sharp knife and I use Victorinox Knives. It’s a knife that I grew up with. It’s a Swiss brand so I had it all my life so the knife is a very big part of a chef. But then there’s maybe also one other tool that’s maybe a little bit unusual that every one of us uses and it’s a cake tester. And with a cake tester, as you cook you can check the doneness, you can check the temperature, but that’s really a super valuable tool and it costs about $US0.75 or so.
So it’s a great tool. But I’m not a chef of, you know, really fancy equipment. I — we’re pretty basic with what we work with. We just want a good pan, a good knife, cake tester, good cutting board — that’s pretty much it.
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