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
Stainless-steel nutcracker, pounds 25, Oggetti, 143 Fulham Road, London SW3 (0171-584 9808). Silver-plated cruet (above left), pounds 65, The Conran Shop, 81 Fulham Road, London SW3 (0171-589 7401)

Wild cherry utensils, pounds 11.95-pounds 29.95, from Shaker, 322 King's Road, London SW3 (0171-352 3918); 25 Harcourt Street, London W1 (0171-724 7672); mail order, 0171-724 7672

Caffettiera Napoletana, pounds 14.85, Carluccio's, as before

Copper patisserie tins, pounds 25 for three, Summerill & Bishop, as before