Most of us eat three times a day, every day of our lives. Jamie believes that spending money on prepackaged food, takeaways or fast food because you don’t want to invest the money in your own kitchen is a false economy. Ensuring you have a well equipped kitchen will pay for itself 100 times over.
From saucepans to spoons, pots to peelers, here's all the equipment you'll need to cook Jamie's 30 Minute Meals
"This is the essential kitchen gadgetry that you need," says Jamie. "It's so important for this sort of cooking that you have the minimum kit. It's there to help you and immediately you're 10 per cent better at cooking!"
So make sure you have:
Food processor with the following attachments: standard blade, thick and thin slicer discs, fine and coarse graters, whisk and beater "Really good, comes with grater and sliver blades."
Liquidizer "You've got to have this for 30 Minute Meals or you’re in trouble,"
Kettle "You haven't got time to watch cold water boil."
Large griddle pan (approx. 25 x 29cm)
Large non-stick ovenproof frying pan with lid (approx. 30cm)
Medium non-stick frying pan with lid (approx. 26cm)
Small non-stick frying pan with lid (approx. 20cm)
Large deep saucepan with lid (approx. 24cm)
Medium saucepan with lid (approx. 20cm)
Small saucepan with lid (approx. 16cm)
3-level steamer pan
Large deep sturdy roasting tray (approx. 28 x 35cm)
Medium roasting tray "I like trays that can also be used as serveware."
Baking tin (approx. 26 x 32cm)
Non-stick baking tray
6-hole muffin tin
12-hole shallow bun tin (or jam tart tin)
3 good-quality knives: chef’s knife, paring knife, bread knife
2 plastic chopping boards
2 large wooden chopping boards "A decent wooden board costs a bit more but should last you a lifetime."
Nest of mixing bowls
Fine sieve "great for gravies, to get them smooth."
Pestle and mortar
Tongs "Really important for tossing salads or pasta; I use them every single day."
Speed-peeler "This baby is great for shaving ribbons of cucumber, Parmesan cheese, things like that."
Box grater "Different grades add flavour."
Fine hand-held grater
Ice cream scoop
Tin foil, greaseproof paper