mens health kitchen awards 2021
Douglass Williams, sampling a creation from The KING blender from CRUXGG.
Michael Piazza

FIFTY-FOUR PERCENT of Americans reported cooking more often during the COVID-19 pandemic than before—and 51 percent said they’ll keep cooking at home more after all this is over, according to the research firm Hunter.

To arm you with the tools you’ll need to continue to make delicious, healthy meals on the quick—and have a ton of fun as you’re doing it—we enlisted the skills of Douglass Williams.

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Williams is a James Beard Award–nominated chef and the owner of MIDA, a cutting-edge modern Italian restaurant in Boston that’s been amassing a following and collecting all kinds of accolades since it opened in 2016. In short, Williams can cook.

Together we chopped, sizzled, and fire-roasted our way through the best new culinary gear of the year.

Surgically sharp knives, power-threshing blenders, sturdy-as-hell cookware, and all the best gear you need to make your kitchen the most awesome room in your home.

mens health kitchen awards 2021
Williams making swift work of cilantro with our best chef’s knife.
Michael Piazza

Everything you need to keep your kitchen running efficiently when it comes to cooking your way through the majority of recipes you'll tackle. Plus, hot coffee!

mens health kitchen awards 2021
Michael Piazza

Consider these pieces of culinary gear supplementary, each lending their own speciality to more ambitious kitchen projects.

men's health kitchen awards 2021
Williams firing up the Ooni Koda.
Michael Piazza

No, you don't absolutely need these products. But you don't need to eat and drink well to exist. But, really, truly, is that living?

This article originally appeared in the March 2021 issue of Men's Health.