Baskets have been an important part of food gathering, transportation and storage since time immemorial.
Originally now made just of plant material or animal skins, they can now also be made of plastic, metal or ceramics.
Types of baskets
A banneton is a basket in which free-formed bread is put to rise. The purpose is to shape the dough, and to let some moisture leave the surface of the dough.
A grilling basket is a wire basket. It is used to hold food while cooking on a grill. A grilling basket can be used for vegetables, seafood or small pieces of meat.