UK Chefs

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 06.08.2014 | 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 - ...

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.

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...