Anna Jones’s tips for quick, calm cooking
Clear enough space to cook in
Like most people’s, Anna’s kitchen counters get cluttered, but she clears an area big enough to cook comfortably in.
Have the basic equipment
This one really speeds things up. The basic basics are fine, but invest in a food processor if you’re a very slow chopper; if things are consistently burning or sticking, it’s time to invest in new pans.
Place a mixing bowl on the work surface
With this in place for peelings and trimmings, you’ll avoid having to run back and forth to the bin. You’ll also ensure the area you’re working in is close to the stove, so you can do a few jobs at once.