Kitchen and dining

The Best Zester

"She felt about her zester the way some women do about a pair of spiky red shoes–a frivolous splurge, good only for parties, but oh so lovely." Erica Bauermeis...
Induction v Ceramic Hobs

Induction v Ceramic Hobs

I travel quite a bit, and sometimes I cook on my beloved aga, sometimes I use an induction hob, and sometimes an electric-ceramic one; occasionally, when I’m lu...
the best food turner

The Only Fish Slice You Will Ever Need

In this post: the correct name for a fish slice - what it is and what it isn't size is important rigidity is important finding the right fish slic...
The best salad spinner

The Best Salad Spinner

For my sins I am involved in fitting out kitchens for rental properties. Everything gets some pretty hard wear and one of the first things to go is the salad sp...
how to poach an egg

How To Poach An Egg

"Take eggs and break them in scalding hot water and when they are sufficiently cooked take them out." -A Forme of Cury, 14th century   Simple eh? Ther...