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 [...]

Kitchen Talk

Kitchen Talk

Warning: the following post contains a fair amount of bad language that some may find offensive but it is an accurate representation of life within a professional kitchen. I am a chef and this is who we are - I never said it would be pretty.  In 1987, Romanian philosopher Emil Cioran wrote, ‘one does not inhabit a [...]

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 [...]