This competition is now closed. Many thanks for all your entries. The winners have been notified by email.
Anyone that has read more than one post in this little recipe binder will realise I have more than a passing interest in the life and works of Heston Blumenthal. It’s fine to stare and snicker at his wackier side – “snail risotto, how quirky“, “bacon and egg ice-cream, who eats that?” – but that is to miss the point. It’s more about process – thinking about why flavour combinations work the way they do, and challenging preconceptions in the kitchen. By putting these things under scrutiny it opens up other pathways and leads to exciting new methods and tastes.
But I’m waffling. You came here for the swag, right? The fine people at Salter have devised a range of Heston Blumenthal kitchen tools. But this isn’t some Anthony Worral-Thompson slap-the-beard-on-it shovelware. This was researched over months with the great man himself hands-on. The result is a functional and stylish clutch of gadgets.
I’ve been using the digital meat thermometer for a little while now (such as for this recipe) and it’s a great piece of kit. It updates fast, has a clear screen and the ‘pen’ casing is very handy, so you can stash it in a top pocket while you’re cooking. It’s a great product that any Heston fan would chew their own arm off to have.
But guess what! No limb-munching required to get one of these superb digital meat thermometers. And they’re not even in the shops yet, so you can be among the first to have one. To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment below answering the question:
What is your one essential piece of kitchen gadgetry?
- Competition closes 10pm 31st October. Comments posted after then won’t be counted.
- I’ll pick the winners at random using some fancy random number generator.
- Entrants must be 18 years or older.
- If the winner hasn’t replied within two weeks, someone else will get it.
- Only people from the UK please. Additionally, I’ll only post to a UK address.
PS. Want to win more stuff? Head over to Growing Direct where they are giving away a gorgeous notebook!