Sweeten your tinned tomatoes – and 29 other tips for simpler, tastier home cooking

A former chef shares what she learned over three decades, from how to keep your pans good as new to the virtue of storing ginger in the freezer Holed up at home, many of us are doing way more cooking than usual. Maybe you are enjoying it – or maybe you are trying to put in a working day at a corner of the kitchen table, dreading the preparation of the next meal. I worked as a chef for almost 30 years. Although I am now a full-time writer, I haven’t managed to escape the kitchen: I am currently feeding four strapping adults. I don’t always enjoy cooking, but I have had so much practice that I can get a reasonable meal on the table without much fuss. Here are some of the things I have learned that might make your lives a bit easier. Continue reading...