Sohla El-Waylly Lives For Sleek Slip-Ons and Green Pepper Hot Sauce

BA editors love to shop as much as we love to eat. In our column We’re Into It, we share our most important standbys and favorite new finds.

Contributing food editor Sohla El-Waylly spends most of her work days zipping around her home kitchen developing recipes for Bon Appétit, so she needs gear that can handle the heat. When she’s not feeding humans, you’ll find her buying only the best snacks for her shiba inu Vito and turning her kitchen into “a fancy pub”—more on that in a bit. So, from scales that are great under pressure to the clarifying face mask she swears by, El-Waylly walks us through those favorites and more.

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    Stay Sharp

    “In the Test Kitchen, I have a strict knife sharpening process. But when I’m at home, I can’t get myself to follow the whole routine. Luckily, this Mac ceramic sharpener hones my Japanese knives in just a few strokes, giving me enough edge to get by until I finally find the motivation to bust out those whetstones.”

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    Hot, Not Bothered

    “How did I live so long without this green pepper hot sauce?! We have fallen deeply in love, the kind where you just can’t get enough of each other. She is my favorite hot sauce and she goes on everything.”

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    Paint With a Purpose

    “I painted my pantry door with Rust-Oleum chalkboard paint months ago because I wanted my kitchen to look like a fancy pub. Working from home has made that chalkboard a necessity. It’s where I write my grocery lists and recipe notes and daily to-dos.”

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