The past month I've had a lot of fun building a Ward Street Bistro store with my favorite kitchen items and items top-rated by Consumer Reports, Cook's Illustrated, and Fine Cooking. I purposely decided to keep the number of items in the store small--a collection of versatile items that can serve as a backbone of a well-equipped kitchen. As you can see, our kitchen is cozy and compact; we don't have room for much in the way of specialized equipment. So what you'll find in the store reflects how we equipped our kitchen, with multi-functional basics that allow us to tackle almost any kitchen task.
I've organized the store into six task areas:
- Cutting & Chopping
- Measuring, Mixing & Blending
- Stove & Countertop Cooking
- Oven Roasting & Braising
- Food Storage
When you purchase something in the store, I receive a small percentage of the sales price. But because this blog is a labor of love (rather than profit), I'll be donating any store proceeds to two charities that my mother was particularly fond of: The Salvation Army and Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly. (The same applies, by the way, to any advertising revenues.)
So I hope you'll take a look around the store. And I'd love to get any feedback on what's there.