What is a Chef?

What is a Chef?

The kitchen is a small rectangular off-shoot to a larger area that is taken up by a large workstation designated for the pastry chefs, large pots and pans, a wash-up area, shelving, a dry foods storage area, a sink for food preparation, a large freezer and other fixtures that make even the largest part of [...]

What do Chefs Eat? Recipe: Pan-fried Coley, Potato Salad, Cucumber and Fennel

What do Chefs Eat? Recipe: Pan-fried Coley, Potato Salad, Cucumber and Fennel

It is no surprise that chefs are on a high car insurance premium; we all drive a little too fast, a little too aggressively, all a little too desperate to get home during our split shift, hoping against hope not to hit traffic so we can spend a few precious extra minutes at home before [...]

Eating Sardinia

Eating Sardinia

Maria was everything you could ask for, the perfect endorsement for the entire Mediterranean basin — slim, beautiful and sun-kissed enough to make pale Brits abroad appear all the more pale and conscious of it. Welcome to Sardinia. We’d already been on Sardinian soil for over two hours. Initially struck by the heat and stench [...]

To Feed a Hunger, Restaurant Review: Jive, Norwich

To Feed a Hunger, Restaurant Review: Jive, Norwich

We met online. It’s certainly the most convenient way to when you work nearly fifty hours a week on a consistent basis; two days off, split shifts, nine till sometime past three then a quarter past five till late — sometimes very late. That doesn’t leave much time to find someone the ‘normal’ way, it [...]

A Note on Pork and Recipe: Marinated Pork Chop, Lentil Tabouleh and Cauliflower

A Note on Pork and Recipe: Marinated Pork Chop, Lentil Tabouleh and Cauliflower

“The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from to pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.” George Orwell, Animal Farm, 1945 Winston Churchill once said something about dogs looking up to us, cats looking down on us, but pigs treat us [...]