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FOOD FEATURES How to clean Vintage Cutlery

You’ll find vintage cutlery on Etsy, Ebay and if you are lucky at your local charity shop. It needs to be cleaned before you use it to remove marks and tarnish to make sure that it is spotless and safe to eat with. Keep any items that are worn for decorative purposes – only use cutlery that has its silver plate intact to eat with. Both methods below work for silver cutlery as well as silver plate.

DRINKS How to prime a wine glass

The ritual of priming a wine glass, that is swirling a small amount of wine in a glass and discarding it before you fill it can help you to taste better.

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tchen drawers can easily become a graveyard for every tool and gadget you find on your travels or see on breakfast television. At greátfood our drawers are stuffed with falafel shapers, every kind of rasp grater and piece of kit that took our fancy. So do you need another one? We think so. A pizza cutter is genuinely useful even if you don’t make pizza! It can be used not just to cut home-made or takeaway pizzas but for pastry, tarts and home-made pasta.

FOOD FEATURES Which Mortar and Pestle should you buy?

Mortar and Pestles date back to the 15th century and are an indispensable part of a cook’s battery of equipment – the more you use them, the better they get, and nothing compares to the feeling of grinding your own salt and pepper or making sauces from scratch.

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There are two main types of rolling pin, a heavier one that rolls as you push it along and a long thin rolling pin, which is lighter and is really just a narrow long piece of wood or plastic with blunt or tapered ends. Here’s how to decide what’s best for you.

FOOD FEATURES Bamboo Steamer

A bamboo steamer is one of the most useful pieces of kit you can have in your kitchen, even if you don’t cook Chinese food. Steam fish, chicken, meatballs or pancakes inside just as you would in a metal steamer. They cost far less to buy and are more beautiful and tactile to use.

FOOD FEATURES Do you need a Meat Grinder

Meat grinders are used to mince meat at home for health reasons, to make home-made sausages and burgers or if you are particular about the texture of ground meat and find that a food processor grinds it too finely. They attach to a work surface so they can be stored out of sight until you need them.

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