Must-have kitchen tools for new (and not so new) home cooks

There are some tools and gadgets that you just need in the kitchen if you want to do something beyond a bowl of instant noodles.
This is my list of the most important ones, and some nice extra tools to have when you have the money and space.

Brining and other related recipes: what, why and how

If you think brining is only for your Christmas turkey, think again!
Brining is a very easy way to make the most out of cheaper cuts of meat and even make fish and vegetables taste better. And cheese? You might be surprised to hear that cheese can also be brined!
With this guide you can learn how to become a brining master step-by-step.