Marcela Valladolid, host of The Food Network's The Kitchen and author of the new cookbook, Casa Marcela, doesn't like clutter in her kitchen. "I’m a little OCD about messes," she admits. "My kitchen is white and it's clean enough that you could have a C-section in there. I like it that way." As a result, Valladolid keeps her cooking tools to a minimum and values quality over quantity. She shared her five kitchen essentials when she stopped by the F&W Test Kitchen this week to make her Coke-braised pork tacos.
The one pot she can't live without:
Valladolid values a multi-purpose workhorse that can take whatever she throws at it. "I use my Le Creuset dutch oven for everything you can think of. I even fry eggs in it."