Have you been following Tom’s ‘Learn to cook’ series? If you read the first six guides, by now you’ll know his presentation cheats, troubleshooting tips, core skills and more. But now it’s getting serious – so what equipment should you buy to take you to the next level?
As part of our 25th birthday celebrations, top chef Tom Kerridge has been teaching us how to cook. From his top 10 core skills to four troubleshooting tips, Tom has drawn on his knowledge from working in kitchens to help you reach professional standard. If you’ve been following his series, by now you should be almost there. So what kit can you buy to help you during the last push? Tom gives his top three choices.
Tom Kerridge’s top three pieces of professional kit
A good knife
Read the Good Food guide to buying knives
A knife sharpener
It’s crucial to keep your knife sharp. Some knives come with their own sharpener, which is great as it’s made especially for that knife so you'll get the best effect.
A good chopping board
A wooden one is good, but the most important thing is that it’s nice and big. There’s nothing worse than a tiny chopping board with barely any space.
Do you agree with Tom’s choices? What's your dream investment piece?