My Objects Of Desire

Katie Sanderson is the founder of White Mausu, a cult condiment company, before that she was the creative and culinary brains behind some of the country’s most exciting pop-up food projects, including Dillisk and Living Dinners. She talks tools of the trade, life out west and chilli oil obsessions with Nathalie Márquez-Courtney

Katie Sanderson, founder of White Mausu. Picture: Nathalie Márquez-Courtney

I have a slight knife problem. You don’t really need more than one knife, but there’s such an exciting knife scene going on here right now. Mine are a mixture of pieces by Fingal Ferguson, Hugo Byrne and Sam Gleeson. They’re such a special thing to have, I always feel like it changes the way I work when I use them.

I approach work very differently to how I did in the past. Before I’d come in, ...