DD and I went to see Nigella Lawson at a book signing/chat thingy last night. Most of her half hour talk went in one ear etc., etc., because charming though she is, at our age we've got all the T shirts but I was pleased to see so many young couples there.
During the Q&A quite a few young men asked for advice on equipping the tiny kitchens in their flats. Blimey, I thought......In my day the blokes I hung out with would only be interested in queueing up to ask for advice on soup.... in terms of souping up their cars!!
Nigella's advice was to focus on three essential items - Good knives, (counts as one item) a stick blender and an efficient grater that can deal with lemon zest.
It got me thinking back to my first kitchen in our rented cottage. It was probably palatial by today's standards but I definitely had a couple of good knives, an electric hand whisk (stick blender came later) and a decent set of saucepans.
I've just bought DGS1 a toaster for his first flat!!
What were your three essential items then and what would you advise today?
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