Continuing with our foodie theme this month, here’s what Cape Grace Executive Chef Malika van Reenen has to say about essential kitchen tools:
Knife sharpener – There’s no need to haul out the credit card as you can find these for relatively cheap. Try the handheld options (they often come in funky designs).
Handheld blender - To make perfect purees, soups and sauces.
Julienne shredder – It’s like a vegetable peeler with teeth! Impress your friends with fine shreds of carrots, cucumber, and beetroot. It works beautifully on various other vegetables too.
Palette knife – A long narrow spatula used to spread and smooth cake frosting or chocolate onto cakes. It gives an even and professional finish to any baked creation.
Meat thermometer – Not sure when done is done? A thermometer will ensure your meat is perfect every time.
Can you think of any other nifty kitchen essentials?