What you'll need

We don't want you to rush out and re-mortgage the house to buy new kitchen supplies, however having a few basic utensils and simple gadgets will speed things up and make the experience much smoother and more enjoyable.

You'll need

  • Two sharp knives (chef and paring)
  • Two cast iron, non-stick or stainless steel fry-pans
  • Two lidded saucepans/pots
  • Deep sided baking dish
  • Measuring spoons (teaspoon & tablespoon most vital)
  • Measuring cup and jug
  • Garlic Press
  • Grater
  • Separate chopping boards for meat and vegetables
  • Mixing bowls
  • Sieve
  • Colander
  • Can opener
  • Stirring Spoons, Spatula, Fish Slice, Tongs, Vegetable Peeler, Slotted spoon, Potato masher
  • Scales (electronic ones are great)
  • Kettle
Highly recommended:
  • Mortar and Pestle
  • Microwave
  • Micro-plane
  • Stick blender
  • Meat thermometer
  • Mandolin
  • Cast Iron Wok
  • Rolling Pin
  • Food Processor


There are certain ingredients we call Pantry Staples that are not included in our food bags. On our recipe cards these are identified with a small symbol like this ▲. But no stress; they are all common ingredients you'll most likely already have. They will vary a little from week to week but we promise there'll be no hard-to-get or surprise ingredients. It's just basics like butter, milk, salt, sugar, vinegar, oil and plain flour. Prior to receiving your weekly or fortnightly My Food Bag delivery, you will get an email giving you a sneak preview of the exciting recipes that will be coming your way, and any key pantry staples you will need to have on hand.