For many engaged couples getting married this summer, now is the time to start thinking about your wedding registry. Chances are engagement parties and showers are coming, and people want to buy you presents. Belle Cose is your local one stop shop for stocking your kitchen. Here are some of our favorite selections.
While I love China, and there is plenty of that at Belle Cose, I also love dinnerware that can be used everyday or that can be dressed up for fancier occasions. Dishes from Farmhouse Pottery fit both requirements. This dinnerware is about as pure and simple as it gets, and with some fancy platters and linens mixed in, ideal for a dinner party, too.
Yes, this is correct. When I think about the kitchen appliance I use more than anything else, it’s the food processor. Pizza dough. Chicken salad. Tomato soup. The list of what I use it for is never-ending (sometimes I don’t feel like chopping and will just throw my onion in there). This one boasts a 4 cup work bowl nested inside the big bowl, along with adjustable slicing discs and a reversible shredding disc to provide you with multiple food processors in one. Never shred a block of cheese by hand again.
3. A Fancy Platter
All you really need is one fancy platter that you can put to use in multiple ways. This one from Beatriz Ball has an organic, handmade look that isn’t too fussy. Leave it on the counter and pile fruit on top for a decorative look, and then put to use when you need it. The serene lines exudes a zen-like elegance and originality. Plus, it’s made of a top quality, FDA safe, easy-care, oven and freezer friendly aluminum alloy.
4. Dutch Oven
I know everyone is InstaPot crazy at the moment, and I love mine too, but there is nothing better than a Dutch oven for slow cooking. This sleek, white Le Creuset is large enough to make a big pot of coq au vin for a crowd or to simmer a stew all day while you’re skiing. Plus, it looks really beautiful sitting out on the stovetop. Simply put, all kitchens must have this staple.
Having cookware (and I mean the good stuff) in a variety of sizes is equally important for a well-stocked kitchen. This line from All Clad is swoon-worthy, with a decorative copper exterior (that will look great with your Farmhouse Pottery). Constructed with a pure copper exterior and a sturdy 18/10 grade stainless steel interior, the pan conducts heat 25 percent more evenly than leading copper cookware to deliver rich flavor and texture when preparing a wide range of sauces and other foods.
6. His and Hers Knives
My husband loves the Wushtof chefs knife. I prefer the santoku. Go ahead and register for both. He will like the sturdy heft of this essential kitchen knife for chopping, mincing, slicing and dicing. Due to the weight and balance of the knife, it is also perfect for heavy duty work such as cutting thicker vegetables and meats. The santoku, with a thinner blade than the traditional chef’s knife, is just a little bit smaller and easier to use for my hands, which is why I love it for the exact same tasks. Wusthof’s knives have been a best-selling collection for generations, forged from a single piece of an exclusive high-carbon stainless steel.
7. A Cutting Board
I have a lot of cutting boards, from plastic to wood to marble. But my go-to pick, and I literally use it nightly, is this Epicurean Gourmet Cutting Board. I’ve had mine for eight years, and it still looks almost like new. The slightly thicker profile and heavier weight of these boards stands up to heavy chopping and scraping. They feature a juice groove on one side to keep things tidy, and a flat food prep surface on the other – perfect for your most challenging recipes or more common fare. Plus they are super easy to clean.