In my book club, there is this French lady whom we always longed to visit–Madame Rose–not because she was very analytical in literary discourses, no, but because of her sumptuous cooking and tastefully decorated kitchen. Madame Rose always had this inimitable way of preparing delectable dishes whether it was just a cup of coffee with tiny snacks or a large meal to feed a village. Her kitchenware on the other hand were always spick and span with a glamour that was unparalleled. And since none of us in the book club was bold enough to ask her the question that was in everyone’s mind, Madame Rose never got the chance to explain to us how she made such delectable dishes or how she kept her kitchen in such a tasteful condition. Years later (after the cowardly book club had long died), we meet in a supermarket and she told me about her favourite stainless steel cookware that was the secret to her excellent cooking.
As you can guess, I was exhilarated beyond words to hear this. Little had I guessed that this could be the reason to the ambiance of her kitchen or the high quality of her finger-licking meals. Rose told me that rather than use non-stick cookware, she preferred stainless steel cookware which was easy to clean, durable and ensured even heating. Since it is dishwasher safe, Madama Rose told me that she even at times delegates cleaning utensils to her children. With aluminum, copper and steel alloys, the best stainless steel cookware set had a high responsiveness to heat cooking the food thoroughly and nicely. A high polished outer coating ensures that the cookware remains shiny. That to me explained the glamour and the glim in Madame Rose’s kitchen. The well riveted insulator handles on the other hand protects the cook from burning while the content cooks completely.
I was amazed to find out that such simple steps could make a kitchen so amazing. Instinctively, while I was at the store, I picked up a stainless steel cookware set for myself. Lets see how this works out for me.