There’s been a lot of chatter about Beyoncé and her cooking over the past few years. A few years ago, there was talk that she would be releasing a cookbook featuring her mother’s delicious soul cooking, but it was quickly debunked with claims that the singer is a disaster in the kitchen. This past May, however, Beyoncé claimed to want to whip something up for Mother’s Day with her new daughter, Blue Ivy. And along with the can-she, can’t-she cook talk, there was that picture that alluded to her being able to cook, and even though it didn't have much to do with her cooking, we still can’t get over that pork chop debacle.
We’re still not sure what to think about Beyoncé and her cooking skills (although we’re confident that we’d answer pork chop to that question), but there is one thing we know about the singer and songwriter: she’s got taste. After reading that she and Jay-Z spent more than $1 million on hospital renovations for the birth of their daughter, we find it hard to imagine that they’d hold out on their kitchen. Here’s what we think should be on their shopping list.
Marketed as both a fruit bowl and a colander, Espera's pricey 24-karat gold-plated kitchen utensil is right up Beyoncé’s alley. If she’s such a disaster in the kitchen like everyone says she is, we imagine that she’ll probably be sticking to the basic pasta-in-boiling-water routine, so a colander is a must.
You could spend around $500 on a perfectly good-functioning dishwasher, or you could spend upward of $2,500 on a Miele dishwasher. The German manufacturer is known for their high-quality domestic appliances, and their stainless steel commercial dishwashers are no exception. Which do you think Beyoncé would choose?
When most people think of splurging on a stovetop, they think of getting a Viking or GE, which range in price from $2,000 to $5,000. When we think of Beyoncé splurging on a stove, we think of La Cornue, whose products can be priced as high as $50,000, depending on how you design your custom range.
Sub-Zero Refrigerators have always been known as top-of-the-line crispers, and if you were going to go all out you’d probably expect to pay somewhere around $5,000 for one. Think again, though, because their PRO 48 model with a glass door is around $16,000, and should be just to Beyoncé’s liking.
And of course if Beyoncé still needs ideas for her kitchen renovation, we're never short of inspiration.
Anne Dolce is the Cook Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @anniecdolce