One of the great things about teaching cooking classes is the chance to play with top-of-the-line cookware all day long. I'll admit that I'm a product junkie, and this job is only feeding the addiction. And even though I already have an extremely well stocked kitchen (some girls shop for shoes, I shop for appliances), there's always room for more.
My latest discovery is "The Skinny," a lightweight yet hardworking grill pan from Le Creuset. Of course I've always been a huge Le Creuset devotee—a bright red Dutch oven was my very first kitchen splurge years ago—so I know everything they produce is awesome, but leave it to them to create a sleek, powerful, and dare I say it, sexy, grill pan.
I christened some "skinny grills" during a recent Date Night class at SLT, and was in complete awe of the crisp, golden brown crust forming on our gorgeous ribeyes. I'll admit I totally dorked out in front of the students and got all goo-goo eyed over their steaks. I'm sure they thought I was completely absurd, but whatever, it was a damn fine sear.
So, my old grill pan is about to get the axe. Come Friday (er, pay day), me and the brand new "skinny" I'm bringing home will be grilling IN! Just thought you'd like to know...
Please advise: My "OBSESSIONS" are based entirely on personal opinion. I did not receive any compensation for this post and am 100% certain they have no idea who I am.