Recipes in Equipment

Tefal Secure 5 Neo – 6 Litre Pressure Cooker

A pressure cooker is an essential piece of kit – not just for your gadget-loving home-cook but for anyone looking to save time and money in the kitchen while producing great meals. Multiple safety features and modern build quality mean the days of worrying about exploding pressure cookers are long gone (whether this actually ever happened I couldn’t say but it’s certainly a fear we can leave in the last century). The principle is simple – by cooking your food in a sealed environment, steam builds up – increasing pressure inside the pot which, in turn, increases the boiling point of water meaning...

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Falk Copper Cookware

I picked up a Rondeau pan from Falk last year – a great piece of kit. Only problem was that it left me feeling I was missing out with the rest of my pans. These things are such a pleasure to use – the feel of the pan, the weight and the way they cook so evenly. If you’re cooking up any form of stock, stew or roast, those sticky bits of fond that are going to enhance your sauces form perfectly and scrape straight from the pan. So – could I justify forking out a considerable chunk of money...

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A Thing Of Beauty

Choosing the right equipment for your kitchen is important. In fact – poor quality products in your kitchen can have as equally a negative effect on your cooking as using poor quality ingredients.  Furthermore, buying cheap, poorly made equipment is often a false economy – you’ll be throwing that set of pans with plastic handles out pretty quickly the second you start to take your cooking seriously and need a pan that doesn’t need its handle screwing back on every time you cook (we’ve all been there). Quality not quantity is the key. Five low quality pans does not equal...

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SousVide Supreme

To say I’ve been looking forward to trying one of these machines is somewhat of an understatement. I’ve been experimenting with cooking in temperature controlled water for a while now, not always successfully. So – the prospect of getting my hands on a SousVide Supreme and being able to accurately and reliably cook at a controlled, consistent temperature has had me dreaming of perfectly cooked steak, fall-apart-amazing ribs and wonderfully moist and flavoursome fish.. not to mention all the other ingredients I’ve read about that benefit from a session in this neat little box of tricks. If you’re not familiar...

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