Hello Joe readers! I’m back and unscathed from my trip to Mob Central, which is good news for me, so-so for most of you guys. For a while now I’ve been getting requests for a series of posts on baking gear. I’ve procrastinated because I haven’t known where to start and I’m lazy. However now regular reader and commenter Ann is getting married and needs to know what to tell her relatives to buy. So there’s an imperative here. I’m planning to start a series that goes from the basic must-haves up to the ridiculously specialized and unnecessary. If you have input, by all means send it. I’ll put this series up in the Baking Basics category for all posterity. So don’t hold back!