This issue of Magazine F focuses on how tools are invented, manufactured and used to help us turn ingredients into meals. It’s the perfect 20th issue, acting as a bridge between Magazine F’s survey of ingredients and the meals that we all love to plan, prepare, enjoy and share.
Cooking utensils are an essential element of the kitchen, controlling and dealing with elements such as fire, water, time, etc., as well as the ingredients. With a growing interest in food and cooking, cooking utensils are also developing to match the diversity of food cultures, forming a topographic map. Basic tools such as knives, pots, pans, and meters are also becoming more diverse, with breakdowns for each application or the integration of two adjacent functions into one. In addition, the traditional methods of making natural properties such as wood, stone, cast iron, etc. are re-illuminated to satisfy not only the use but also the unconscious. As such, cooking utensils are a barometer in the kitchen that captures changes not only in food culture, but also in interior, design, tech, and lifestyle in general.
IN THIS ISSUE
Letter from F
The Utensil Chronicles
Workshop tours by four key materials — Wood, iron, stainless steel, and silicone
Cookware 101: history and products by brand
Symbolic items representing the evolution of cookware
Interview Paul Chung
Culinary director at Saison Hospitality Group gets inspired by his roots to make new dishes
Interview Charlotte Wright
Senior buyer at The Conran Shop curates stylish kitchenware
Cookware shops offering useful tools
Books recommended by cookware producers, designers, and buyers
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