To Dine Alone, Restaurant Review: Farmyard, Norwich

To Dine Alone, Restaurant Review: Farmyard, Norwich

The day is frigid with the banality of being post-Christmas and pre-New Year. The excitement of one day has passed and the excitement of the other has yet to come. It rains monotonously in a grey, cold drove that depresses the senses and serves as a reminder that the largely universal joviality of the season [...]

Recipe: Steak, Mash Potato, French Peas, Red Wine Jus

Recipe: Steak, Mash Potato, French Peas, Red Wine Jus

I recently found myself in strange territory for a chef - I had Friday off. To celebrate this rare occasion I decided to treat myself to something more than the fish finger sandwiches and cheese-on-toast that my working hours usually only prohibit me to having. In keeping with my restaurant roots I decided to celebrate with [...]

A Note on Soup and Recipe: Fennel and Apple Soup

A Note on Soup and Recipe: Fennel and Apple Soup

“Flavour. If we can’t make soup, then what can we do? Fuck vegetarians. Do they wear leather shoes?” That’s the executive chefs answer to my asking why we use chicken stock in our soups which have long been a staple vegetarian starter on nearly all restaurant menus. I can’t answer the question as to whether [...]