This is the first recipe of the Top Ten Basic Kitchen Utensils. The next 10 entries will feature each utensil in the order that weve established as an essential. Number 1 is the kitchen knife.
We chose to make minestrone soup, because it has lots of small diced vegetables in its recipe which is a great way to highlight the necessity of a good blade. We have also included a visual reference when you hear different sizes of diced vegetables. A good rule for soup is to cut the product to pieces that fit on to a spoon. If you want lots of different flavors use small dice.