UK Chefs

How to Bring Back the Human Touch to Our Food Culture? With an App, of Course

Maria Kivimaa | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK Tech
Maria Kivimaa

On one hand, our food culture is thriving like never before. On the other, for or many of us, food is a source of anxiety rather than nourishment and pleasure. It's evolved into a controversial 'thing' to either obsess over or give zero f***s about while stuffing your face and arteries with yet another unhappy meal at the drive-through.

Seven Amazing Chefs in the Cotswolds

Mette Poynton | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mette Poynton

More and more, the Cotswolds is becoming known for being a hub for foodies all over the UK and, indeed, the World. With an abundance of fresh, quality ingredients right on the doorstep, from locally produced cheeses, fruits and vegetables to pork, lamb and even fish from our local trout farms, the Cotswolds is the perfect place for any chef to share their culinary gifts.

World's 'Best Restaurant' Chef Found Dead At Home Aged 44

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK

One of the world's best chef's, Benoit Violier, has been found dead at his Swiss home in an apparent suicide, age 44. The French-Swiss chef ran the...

22 Things That Will Always Happen When You're Dating a Chef

Amy Packham | Posted 11.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Packham

When you tell someone your boyfriend is a chef, you will pretty much always get the same reaction - oh yes of course because he cooks for a living I get showered with lush dinners every single night. Aside from the reaction from others, here's a few other things I've experienced thanks to my boyfriend's chosen career.

Hemsley And Hemsley Sisters Talk Fitness And Post-Workout Snacks

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley are the sisters, food lovers and fitness fanatics behind wellness brand, Hemsley + Hemsley, (think quinoa... and lots of i...

Disfrutar, Barcelona - An Evening of Magic and Theatre From Former elBulli Michelin-Starred Chefs

Chloe Gunning | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

There was plenty of magic in the process of receiving and tasting each course. However, this was just the first stage. It was heightened further by watching others receive their food, and gauging their delight and surprise.

'I'm Not A Female Chef, I'm Just A Chef': Angela Hartnett On How She Made It

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If there's one thing that Angela Hartnett is known for - besides her exquisite culinary skills, of course - it's her refreshingly down-to-earth attitu...

Yotam Ottolenghi On His New Book And What He Eats At The Weekend

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When Yotam Ottolenghi 's cookery book Plenty was published four years ago, we were astounded by how exciting vegetarian cooking could be. Now, as i...

Cooking for President Obama Was Food for Thought

Chef Damian Trejo | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chef Damian Trejo

Obviously, security needs to be impossibly high, when food and the world's most powerful man are concerned. There are even rumours of the White House's Chef Andrew being Obama's official food taster at public dinners, although I didn't see evidence of this when cooking for him.

Of All Jason Atherton's Restaurants, This Chef Shines The Most

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

It is a wonderful thing to capture a chef who is on the cusp of stardom, but when it happens, you need gobble everything in sight because soon you’l...

Why Celebrity Chefs Failed and Why Technology May Finally Get Foodies Cooking

Oli Ashness | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Oli Ashness

Driven to be original and exciting, the chefs are pushed to draw up lengthy ingredients lists, capable of scaring even the keenest cooks away. In the mind of the would-be chef there is also just too much distance between the recipe content and the chopping board.

Poorna Bell

How This Famous Chef Manages His Work-Life Balance

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We're about to see a lot more of chef Marcus Wareing, who replaces Michel Roux Jr in the Autumn series of Masterchef: The Professionals. Wareing, ...

Seven Foods That Chefs Cheat With

Sian Breslin | Posted 30.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Breslin

How many times have you eaten out and wished that you could rustle up dishes just like the restaurant chef did? While many chefs are supremely talented professionals and can creatively prepare the tastiest, healthiest meals, many of them pump up the flavour of the food to the detriment of you and your families health

Poorna Bell

What Do Chefs Like To Eat On Their Day Off

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 26.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Who: Shelina Permalloo, Masterchef winner, author, TV chef and HuffPost UK blogger What Shelina likes to eat: On my day off - if I'm at home - I li...

Poorna Bell

King Of Pop Ups Talks Cooking In Brixton Market And Cheffing For Billionaires

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Looking at Jimmy Garcia bent over a dish in the tiny kitchens of the Cornercopia restaurant in the less-than-glamorous surroundings of Brixton market,...

Rachel Khoo: It's Pathetic We Don't Have More Female Chefs

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Channel 4 and other broadcasters are in the firing line from chef Rachel Khoo who has hit out at them for not signing up enough female faces. Khoo,...

Mr Éric Chavot and His Culinary Haven

Max De Lucia | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Max De Lucia

Great food, sunshine and a move to the French military harbour of Toulon rekindled the rugby magic for Jonny Wilkinson. Unfortunately I don't think I'll have any calls coming in from Laporte to fill his boots. A shame; I do fancy the Mediterranean.

Jamie Oliver's Fifteen - New Recruits

Danny McCubbin | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Danny McCubbin

Over 10 years ago now Jamie Oliver had an idea that he could take 15 young people who had no formal training in cooking and over the period of a year teach them all to be top class Chefs. Jamie believes that anyone can cook...

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.