What are your favorite ingredients and tools? For my cooking, definitely herbs, garlic, crushed pepper, and good salt—mine is from the salt pans in Gozo in the Mediterranean. I don't use much of it but it makes a difference. I always have basil, thyme, rosemary, and sage plants at home and every week I buy parsley and coriander in bunches. These are the basic herbs of my cooking. Depending on the recipe I love to make my own spice mixtures with fresh ginger (a favourite as well), turmeric, cayenne pepper, cardamom and cinnamon and many more. I have a large box with spices in my kitchen which inspires my sweet and savory creations. I often add lemon and orange zest as well. I especially love their strong aroma in winter. For my baking I use spelt flower (type 630) for pretty much everything.