Thursday, April 3, 2008

Showcasing your talents

I never had an open kitchen after I arrived in the United States. Due to the nature of Chinese cooking, it is always best to have an enclosed kitchen with a door. However, since I love cooking and entertaining, I started to make use of our open kitchen and counter area with delight. Guests can watch me prepare and cook while I explain to them what ingredients I am using and how they are prepared. Most of them are not familiar with Asian cooking and they are fascinated by just watching how everything happens in the kitchen.

With more guests coming through the door and eager to see the cooking, I decided to add a touch of class to the kitchen by looking up an Enclume pot rack. Cooking is not just for feeding, but it is also an art or entertainment for me. Any discerning chef wants to showcase his or her fine cookware as well as to reduce back stress by not stooping to reach for the pots and pans in the lower cabinets, which most kitchens are designed that way unfortunately.

I am looking into a hand-made yet sturdy pot rack such as a lighted elegant oval rack or a lighted stainless steel oval rack. A pot rack can also provide lighting solutions in the kitchen...isn't that smart? Any good chef will need some good tools to help make the presentation better. After all, we are there not just to feed, we are there to entertain too, right?

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