A Top Chef's Toolkit
Clean Eating|Fall 2021
Working in a professional kitchen requires not only the right skills but also the right equipment. From a versatile utility knife to her beloved molcajete, here are Top Chef Nyesha Arrington’s fave tools no home cook should be without.
By Nyesha Arrington

Nyesha Arrington

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

In her own words, Chef Nyesha Arrington cooks “food that hugs the soul.” Born and raised in Southern California, Arrington says her passion was shaped early. She spent her childhood cooking alongside her Korean grandmother, whose cultural concoctions inspire Arrington’s creations to this day. Combining her heritage with global cuisine and an education in the culinary arts, this pro chef brings vibrancy and uniqueness to ne dining.

IMMERSION BLENDER

Cuisinart EvolutionX Cordless Rechargeable Hand Blender

An immersion blender is a game-changer in the kitchen and definitely worth the investment. Anytime I need to buzz up a soup or sauce, I drop it in and blend away to a smooth paradise of richness, right in the pot. It doesn’t take up any counter space, and it now comes in cordless versions, which means no more “cord in sauce” accidents. $80, williams-sonoma.com

SERRATED UTILITY KNIFE

Victorinox Swiss Classic Serrated Knife

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