There is nothing more important in the kitchen than a good knife… except perhaps a set of good knives. I discovered this several years ago when I happened to impulse buy a set of WÜSTHOF knives in a closing-down sale. That purchase opened my eyes to the difference between a kitchen knife and a good kitchen knife. I have never […]
I once had a wise teacher who liked to say, “You don’t know what you don’t know.” He of course said it to try and convince know-it-all teenagers that he had something worthwhile to teach them. His point, I now realise, did not just apply to Year 9 English – it is entirely appropriate for all facets of life. The […]
The World’s Worst Food Blogger series of posts is where I share my love of all things edible in a proudly non-Pinterest-worthy way. This particular post is all about the humble bolognese. Firstly, If you are someone whose authentic Italian Nonna passed down a recipe for the perfect bolognese, then this post is not for you. I can’t compete with […]
I like to think that I’m a fairly frugal kind of guy. I take pride in finding a deal and getting things as cheap as possible. Over time, I have learnt that this often means avoiding the very cheapest product available, as poor quality inevitably leads to premature failure and greater overall expense. These days, I search high and low […]
I’m addicted to coffee, and my French press is my enabler. When I wake up in the morning, it’s one of the first things that I think about. If I miss my morning cup, I have an awful headache by mid-day. I function much better after my morning brew than I do before it. It doesn’t have to be […]
I love my dishwasher. For most of my life, it’s the appliance that has evaded me, the appliance that I most coveted. We had one in our house as a kid, but for some reason I still can’t quite fathom, we were never allowed to use it (something about the value of manual labour… I never really got it).