Utensils have come a long way since your mother's Prestige pressure cooker. Aoife O'Riordain selects three pages of the most covetable kitchen kit. Photographs by William Taylor
Cherrywood cheese grater, pounds 39.50, Summerill & Bishop, 100 Portland Road, London W11 (0171-221 4566)

Twergi/Alessi rolling pin in maple with cherry wood handles, pounds 25, Oggetti, 143 Fulham Road, London SW3 (0171-584 9808)

Ash bowl with herb chopper (above), pounds 19.45, David Mellor, 4 Sloane Square, London SW1; The Round Building, Hathersage, Sheffield; mail order, 0171-730 4259. Black winter truffle (Tuber melanosporum), price and availability by telephone from Carluccio's, 28a Neal Street, London WC2 (0171-240 5710)

Alessi garlic press (top), pounds 29, Algerian Coffee Stores, 52 Old Compton Street, London W1(0171-437 2480). Parsley/herb shredder pounds 9.45, David Mellor, as below; Kuziol lemon squeezer (left), pounds 6.95, Liberty, Regent Street, London W1 (0171-734 1234)