I tagged along when my daughter and future son-in-law were registering for cookware, dishes, flatware, glassware, and all the wished-for items one tends to put on a wedding registry. I offered friendly advice–this brand is better than that one, this size is more practical than that size, add this to your list you’ll love having that for baking, and so on. I realized my advice was from a professional point of view–of course it was–I’ve been developing recipes and writing cookbooks for over 25 years. I have opinions to offer because I’ve cooked with so much kitchen gear over the years–some good, some great, and some really lousy pieces of equipment.
While I was thinking about including registry tips as part my website, what really convinced me was learning that a young friend who recently married had scanned my daughter’s wedding registry to see what was included. She was thinking, and rightfully so, that I might have had some input on my daughter’s choices. She told me she changed her choice of stand mixer after seeing what Molly had selected. It was an amusing story to hear.
While I gave up my role as wedding planner after the nuptials, I haven’t given up as kitchenware advisor. E-mail me if you have questions. I’m happy to help.