Mark Bittman & cookware
Anybody read Mark Bittman in The NYTimes last Thursday? He writes The Minimalist column in their Wednesday food section. Here is what he thinks is the best equipment for the well-stocked kitchen (hint: it ain't All-Clad!): link below.
PS: currently the article is available without subscription. If not, try accessing the article through your local library's online databases: "A No-Frills Kitchen Still Cooks" by Mark Bittman, NYTimes, 5/9/2007
Here is a link that might be useful: Bittman's preferred tools