Find out which special utensils you’ll need on hand during cooking.
16 May 2013 - 11:37 AM  UPDATED 6 Sep 2013 - 9:31 AM

Coconut grater

Coconut is so widely used that some kind of grater is essential. There are a variety of graters: some are a curved metal spike that is attached to a bench top or low stool, another looks like a metal citrus juicer with teeth.

Spice grinder

Many cooks love to toast their own spices in seed form and grind them fresh. A coffee grinder reserved specifically for spices is a good substitute.

Clay chatty

A deep lightly glazed clay bowl that is used to cook directly on the heat.


A versatile round-bottomed pan that is primarily identified with cooking stir fries, but can also be used to deep fry, braise, stew, smoke or make soup.