Cook­ing up a money storm

Auckland City Harbour News - - YOUR PAPER, YOUR PLACE - ROB STOCK

Ev­ery­one’s an as­pir­ing master chef now.

Some days, it feels like all there is on TV are cook­ing com­pe­ti­tions.

It’s paved the way for the mar­ket­ing of a mas­sive range of spe­cialised kitchen­ware so won­der­ful it’s easy to lose con­trol and end up with cup­boards stuffed to burst­ing with sin­glepur­pose items.

In my house­hold there’s a strict(ish) ban on buy­ing things that do some­thing only marginally bet­ter than we can al­ready do it.

Sin­gle-pur­pose items are wel­comed, only if they will be used fre­quently.

The other day I en­joyed the guilty plea­sure of leaf­ing through Milly’s Kitchen’s cat­a­logue.

I love Milly’s Kitchen. It’s a shop in Auck­land’s posh-butquirky sub­urb of Pon­sonby.

En­ter­ing is like step­ping into a polished cop­per won­der­land. It’s hard to leave without stuff you didn’t know you ‘‘needed’’ be­fore

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