UK Chefs

Tour and Tasting at Arzak

Antony Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Antony Bennett

In the development kitchen, the boys are working three months ahead for a dish (yes that's per dish) and they are currently working on about ten dishes before they will be ready to go downstairs to the restaurant, this is tapioca and lobster...

Masterclass 1: Gnocchi

Luke Holder | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Luke Holder

One of our most loved dishes on the menu has to be any of our gnocchi recipes. I often get asked by people how to replicate our recipe and that often people struggle when it comes to making their own gnocchi at home, so I thought I'd share my kitchen secrets with you all.

If Only it Was Handed to Me on a Plate

Nathalie Gordon | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Nathalie Gordon

When did civilisation come to believe that plates were just so passé? How have restaurateurs not realised that despite great 'props' to make their meals more hipster and instagramable, they don't actually make the food better, just more high maintenance.

An Interview With Wahaca Co-founder and Chef Thomasina Miers

Beth Brookfield | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Brookfield

With her new venture, 'Burrito Mama' opening at London's One New Change tomorrow, Dotty Dishes chatted to Wahaca co-founder and chef Thomasina Miers about Burrito Mama, Wahaca and all things Mexican.

We've Lost Trust in Pre-prepared Food After Horsemeat Scandal

Helen Coen | Posted 24.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Coen

Where our food comes from is a hot topic, and people have lost trust in pre-prepared food - especially after the horsemeat scandal which hit the media in May this year.

What Are You Doing, Raymond?

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Entertainment

Raymond Blanc has got himself into a pickle by apparently "announcing" the winner of the Great British Bake Off – a day before the final is televise...

And You Thought Meatless Monday Was Just for Hippies

Patrick Drake | Posted 20.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Patrick Drake

Global warming isn't the fictional bogey man many once thought it to be and its effects go way beyond marooning polar bears on melting icebergs. The methane (noisily) produced by livestock is 20 times more deleterious as a greenhouse gas than C02, which makes meat production the second most damaging source of greenhouse gases in the world.

We're About to Reveal the UK's Best Cake

Will Torrent | Posted 13.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Will Torrent

Baking and cakes have seen a huge surge in popularity over the past few years and the nation has truly embraced the trend. This event celebrates the very best cakes - from the finest tea room slice to the many varieties on the shelves of supermarkets, bakery shops and retail food chains across the country.

20 Shocking Secrets You Should Know When Eating At A Restaurant

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A new book by an industry insider may change the way you look at eating out altogether - Restaurant Babylon by Imogen Edwards-Jones lifts the lid on s...

Masterchef Judges Undermine Aspiring Chefs With Criticism, Argues Delia Smith

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Cookery queen Delia Smith has taken a swipe at MasterChef for undermining the confidence of aspiring cooks. Smith, 71, who now runs an online cooke...

Secret Diary of a Lime Wood Commis - Aged 19 1/2

Luke Holder | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Luke Holder

Garganelli.... wow! Chef mentioned to me seven pieces to a portion, after spending 15minutes doing one portion I realised it wasn't as easy as chef had demonstrated to me earlier. 22 portions later chef pre-dressed a dish of the garganelli pre-service so we all knew how it should look.

Review of 'Cook it Raw', Edited by Alessandro Porcelli

V.C. Linde | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
V.C. Linde

Cook it Raw doesn't have a set of recipes to follow through but will show you how to see ingredients differently, look at the food you are eating and the environment where it came from. The book is beautifully written and visually stunning, a lovely read and a great source of inspiration.

Copenhagen Flexes its Mussels

David J Constable | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
David J Constable

Among the fisherman's nets with the cod and herring and jagged barnacles - and if BBC4 crime dramas are to be believed, then a severed head too - are ...

Secret Diary of a Lime Wood Commis - Aged 19 1/2

Luke Holder | Posted 25.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Luke Holder

Some 100 lobsters a week, 20 guinea fowl, 40 wild rabbit and that's just the prep before I've even started making the pasta which has to be fresh every service. So getting all that achieved whilst Angela Hartnett was in the kitchen with a film crew and James Martin wondering around was intimidating and inspiring...

The UK's Gone Baking Mad!

Will Torrent | Posted 28.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Will Torrent

Working in the industry, it's great to see so many people embracing the ever growing popularity of cake making. I come from a background of bakers and was inspired by my family to make food of the highest quality, which is how I became a pâtissier and chocolatier.

TV Chef Cookbooks Are 'Less Healthy Than Ready Meals'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Recipes by TV chefs including Jamie Oliver and Nigella Lawson are "less healthy" than ready meals, researchers said. Meals randomly selected from t...

The Ultimate Halloween Dinner Party Menu

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 25.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Finished making your jack-o-lantern? Good, then it's time to start working out what to serve to your guests on All Hallows Eve. How about a ghoulis...

A Match Made In The Kitchen: World's Fattest Woman Finds Love (With A Chef)

Posted 20.03.2012 | UK

The American mother-of-two who aims to become the world's fattest woman has found love - with a chef. Susanne Eman, 33, who weighs over 54 stone wa...

20 Feet Under: Having Dinner With the Fishes

Heimir Jónasson | Posted 13.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Heimir Jónasson

I was a bit nervous placing Eldhús at the end of an old dock in Stokkseyri. When I was 12 years old working on a farm one Summer I learned how to drive a tractor backwards with a trailer full of hay.

Can TV Chef James Martin Revamp Hospital Food?

PA | Posted 16.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Celebrity chef James Martin's positive experience of transforming patient food at his hometown hospital has inspired him to help other NHS Trusts, the...