Home-cooked trumps take-out every time.

Sure, you can spend 25 minutes on Yelp looking for a decent local Mexican spot that delivers and settle for a so-so meal. But you’ll miss the process of fine-tuning your flavors. The smell of cilantro on the chopping board. The hiss of raw steak as it hits a screaming hot pan. And most importantly, the accomplishment that comes with making a presentation-worthy, hot sauce-spiked, really damn delicious meal. Like most things, a meal is most satisfying after a little work – and these are the tools to get you through it.