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