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Jennifer Rubell

Jennifer Rubell, 36, writer, renowned hostess, hotelier, Harvard grad and member of the illustrious Rubell clan, is poised to become the country’s newest entertaining guru.  Jennifer is currently Food and[…]

Rubell likes a good knife and a heavy pan. She can live without appliances.

Jennifer Rubell: Yeah I’m a real low-tech person.  A good knife is almost everything, and good, heavy pans.  But you know I buy my pans in thrift shops because somehow they don’t have a great secondhand market.  So you can get really cheap, really great pans in thrift shops.  But good, heavy pans, a good knife . . .  Oh!  Sheet pans which are really standardly used in restaurant kitchens that, for some reason, are not really used in home kitchens too much – I cook everything from roasted meat on a sheet pan, to cookies, to roasted vegetables.  Almost everything I cook in the oven I cook on a sheet pan.

Recorded on 12/13/07