Having a kitchen stacked with bread machines, microwaves, yoghurt pots, Thermomixers … yes they can be amazing but, really, they’re just gadgets. A collection of wooden spoons, flippers, colanders – everything can be bought cheaply from the supermarket, from a hardware shop and charity shops. Yes,I buy kitchenware from charity shops! I am not minted! Everything gets a good, hot wash and scrub.
Here’s my essentials guide to what you need in your kitchen to combat food waste and turn your leftovers into the main event: