I've been trying to put together a gift list for our wedding and really struggling to decide on which pans, which knives, which blender/KitchenAid, which dutch ovens etc to add. We both cook a lot, but have been moving around the world over the last few years and have none of our own gear (bar a few random items) as we've been renting fully-furnished places (and buying things we need as and when). Finally, I have the chance to get a few things through our gift list (I am using one of those services where you can more or less add any item you want) and start kitting out our one kitchen, so I wanted to ask you for your top cookware must-have items. As this is a wedding gift list, we'd like things we'll keep for a long time. Brands and colours not important, we just want the tried and tested stuff that really works.
Would also hugely appreciate any espresso and cappuccino drinkers advice on the best all-round espresso machine out there at the moment....
Thanks so much in advance!