Best Cooking Supplies - 2001
Sur La Table
For those of us who love to cook, Sur La Table is Candyland. The place is simply crammed with terrific kitchen stuff for every culinary occasion -- steaming mussels, chilling juleps, shaping cannoli, you name it. Parmesan knives, cantaloupe bowls, truffle shavers, and nutmeg mills share shelf space with a wide array of copper cookware, paella pans, cookie molds, herbs, spices, oils, and vinegars from every corner of the globe. Downstairs is a huge library of cookbooks and a display kitchen where visiting chefs lead classes on everything from rolling sushi to steaming tamales. The store's goods are uniformly high quality; this is the place to come to when you need to replace your Calphalon stockpot or your Henckel cleaver.