Food & Drink
SPICE & SEASONING.
Cornish Sea Salt - in delis, supermarkets or online, £3.45 for 225g
Flying Goose Sriracha - of them all, I think this one has the best spice/sweet/sharp balance and you can find it in Tesco's world food. It's probably elsewhere as well now.
Cotswold Gold Smoked Rapeseed Oil - it somehow manages to be really smoky but still light at once. Local production, small company, all the buzzwords. It's expensive but you really don't need much as a finishing oil: as a small luxury, it's great.
Alibi PRETOX - in WHSmiths, Holland & Barrett, Ocado. Around £1.29 per can, also available in mainland Europe from Relay and Carrefour
St Austell Brewery - well over a century of top-quality products. They do everything from 1913 stout to Korev lager, and use Cornish grains and hops in their stuff. The brewery tours are great and the merch isn't bad either.
Hasegawa Gyuto 240mm - Japanese multipurpose, £279 from the Japanese Knife Company. A fantastic multipurpose knife - I use this for everything apart from hacking and paring (and how often do you do those) One of the only knives you'll ever need.
iSi Gourmet Whipper, 0.5 or 1 litre capacity, from around £60 online
Although not a regular thing I use, the 1l whipper comes in very useful making large quantities of liquids, aerating marshmallows, zabaglione and mousses, making molecular foams or cocktails... the 0.5l is plenty big enough unless you plan on making things for 10+ people. A lot of fun to experiment with and a good addition to vary your dishes.