To make a great meal, you need the right equipment. Here are essential tools that Chef Steven Satterfield recommends for any guy’s kitchen.
CAST-IRON PAN // You can’t be a bona fide cook in the South without a seasoned cast-iron pan. Use it to whip up everything from steak to cornbread. 12″ cast iron skillet, $36, by Lodge
CHEF’S KNIFE // A high-quality knife is a must in the kitchen. Get one with a grip and weight that feels good in your hand, and keep it sharpened. 8″ chef’s knife, $440, by Middleton Made Knives
SWISS PEELER // This inexpensive Y-shaped instrument comes with a super-sharp thin metal blade that can make short work of any vegetable peel. Peeler, $6, by Swissmar
MANDOLINE // Get creative in the kitchen with this manual slicing machine. A mandoline carves vegetables into thin strips, slices, and juliennes. Mandoline slicer, $70, by OXO
All available from Charleston Cooks! // 200 N Main St, #101, Greenville. (864) 335-2000, charlestoncooks.com