So, before you actually begin cooking gourmet meals on your budget, you have to define what it means to you. Take a look at the following general definitions of what gourmet dining means to different people:
Appearance - If you define gourmet as the way a dish appears, you can learn a few techniques for creating new and exciting presentations of your meals without spending a lot of money.
Ovens, stoves, and more have been integrated into the cabinetry of a modern kitchen since, well, since they became modern. But contemporary designs take the idea one big step further.
The latest in stove tops until recently was the ceramic glass top. These highly stylish and very functional appliances eliminated the bulky and unsafe coils of the previous generation. Instead, they use a special type of ceramic that heats quickly and, better still, cools down very rapidly. They're still very attractive and functional.