Kitchen Tape

In a restaurant kitchen you will inevitably find a roll of colored 3M “painters” tape. This indispensable tool is used to label product, establish freshness, and force accountability for less-than-perfect mise en place. The tape stays put but comes off with ease. In my home kitchen there is no need for accountability. If it is wrong, I did it. But, I relish the ability to identify the contents within my refrigerator, bulk food jars in the pantry, and nondescript satchels in the freezer. No more discovering fuzzy forgotten food items. If you want to impress a Chef, be sure to use a tape dispenser or scissors for clean edges. Torn tape is a punishable offense in most kitchens – a neurotic edict that speaks to my A-type soul.