How much cookware you need depends largely upon how often you cook, how many people you cook for and how elaborate your meals tend to be. It's very frustrating when you find yourself in the middle of preparing a big dinner and in need of one more saucepan, but you just don't have it. On the other hand, it can be very easy to accumulate far more cookware than you actually need.
Most people will who do even a small amount of cooking will find a lot of uses for a couple of different size saucepans and a couple of different size skillets. Tight-fitting lids for the saucepans are also important when preparing dishes such as rice.
Beyond the Basics
You can prepare a lot of wonderful meals with just a few pans, but chances are you're going to need some other pieces at some point. Many cookware sets will include at least some of these items:
About the Collection
Travel to Savannah, Georgia and discover the styles and flavors of Paula Deen, featuring kitchen and pantry items, clothing and home décor from the famed “Queen of Southern Cuisine.”
Known best for her southern charm and mouthwatering recipes, Paula Deen is also an accomplished painter, fashionista and home style connoisseur. Approaching her décor and clothing with the same creativity and passion as her cooking, Paula’s tasteful styles are created with just the right ingredients: a pinch of color, a dash of texture and the perfect mix of comfort and sophistication.
About the Guest
Culinary icon and queen of southern cooking, Paula Deen is a self-made success who learned her culinary secrets from her grandmother. Deen's first business, The Bag Lady, started her career and led to the opening of her first restaurant, The Lady and Sons, which she opened with her two boys, Bobby and Jamie, five years later.
In addition to her success on TV and with her restaurant, Deen is the author of 14 cookbooks that have sold more than 11,000,000 copies. In 2014, Deen launched the Paula Deen Network, an interactive digital cooking network that combines cooking, lifestyle and game shows with great recipes, meal-planning tools and more.