Yes, these scary looking drawers and cabinets belong to me. I know what you're thinking...are we really taking advice from this messy lady??! Trust me when I tell you, these drawers haunt me at night but as much as I try to keep them organized, there is just too much stuff. I probably only use 10% of the tools that I actually own but I feel compelled to keep every one of them on the off chance I might need it someday. But, if you are ready to cut back to the absolute essentials here are the recommended tools every cook should have according to Food Network Magazine.
graphic designed by kate. all photos via Sur la Table