Really Nice Ice

Bartenders are a very exacting breed. The precision of their measurements and perfect execution of a cocktail is the polar-opposite to my ‘chuck it all in’ style cooking. But having worked at cocktail magazine, Diffordsguide, for a year, one thing did rub off on me: a mild neurosis about ice cubes…. 

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Crumby Colander

I like the colour red. But I’ve been going off it over the past three years as red specks appear over my pasta and potatoes.

When buying kitchen utensils – particularly something as pedestrian as a colander – I tell myself to ‘think practical, think long-lasting’. But then I spot something pretty-coloured and logic goes out of the window. … 

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