We often wonder what happens to the cookware that leaves the workshops, heading to its new home. We hope that it will be loved, treasured and, above all, used. And we do get phone calls, emails and even hand written letters, a particular joy, from our customers, telling stories of the new lives of the Netherton pans. Some of these stories are quite exotic, such as the pans that went to with their owner to start a new life in Ecuador. Others begin their lives, as their owners begin their own culinary adventures, often in student accommodation and first homes.
But when they end up in famous hands, their new life is more public. Nigel Slater, who simply describes himself as "a cook who writes", but who is far more to those of us who love his writing, is the owner of a couple of prospector pans. And this week we saw what they had been used for in the Observer magazine, where one had been used for Nigel's midweek dinner recipe and had been stunningly photographed by Jonathan Lovekin.
We already have the ingredients on this week's shopping list and will be trying this out for ourselves. You can read the full recipe here. You will, we are sure, be aware of all the issues surrounding the conservation of our seas and oceans, the controversy about fishing practices and the concerns about over fishing ansd the sustainability of much loved types of fish. If you want to know more about the fish you are eating and be sure that you are choosing sustainable varieties, please take a look at the Marine Conservation Society's Good Fish Guide and talk to your fishmonger.
Copyright: The Observer 2019