After years wasted just fantasizing about being able to cook—not to mention untold hours spent binging seasons of Hell’s Kitchen or The Chef Show—the pandemic finally forced us to get over our hurdles (equipment, space, experience) and become homemade foodies. If you haven't started yet, 2022 is your year.
A proper induction to this exclusive society of gourmands isn’t complete without a kitchen stocked with meal-changing cookware. And before you risk bankrupting your monthly budget for an All-Clad or Mauviel copper set, backtrack a little to the Williams Sonoma cookware sales section. There you’ll find premium cookware by Le Creuset and Staub at up to 40 or 50 percent off. It's also where you’ll dig up some deluxe cast iron ovens, pots, pans, and skillets to fill at least the top shelf of your kitchen.
Just imagine the extravagant meals or soups you’ll fix in these gorgeous pieces. You’ll learn to chef it up, a skill set perfect for a year when the world outside feels risky and your kitchen will see more use from your intensified grit in mastering the many techniques of braising, stewing, pot roasting, grilling, or sautéing. These Le Creuset and Staub deals at Williams Sonoma are ripe for serving as that proper induction to becoming the foodie you’ve always, frankly, wanted to be. Start building your dream kitchen at only about half the cost.