KITCHEN TOOLS

How to buy good quality tinned tomatoes

You’ll be amazed at how one tin of tomatoes differs from another – and how easy it is to work out, once you open the tin, whether the producer has filled it with ripe tomatoes.

Tortellini and Vegetable Soup

A chef who worked in a Michelin-starred kitchen in Tuscany showed us how to make this pasta and vegetable soup at a Tuscan cookery school. You’ll need to find tortellini but that’s easy enough now that supermarkets stock fresh pasta in the chilled section.