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So what’s in a name, anyway?

So what’s in a name, anyway?

Pulled pork - myth or magic? Here's how I discovered the exceptionally easy way to create pulled pork at home.…

pre-prepare  / pork  / entertaining  / easy  / apple
By: Nikki K on 25th May, 2016
Easter Cocktails: Pisco Sour

Easter Cocktails: Pisco Sour

Celebrations like Easter are a great excuse to indulge. In eggs… in a few drinks... Combine both beautifully with a Pisco sour cocktail.…

egg  / cocktail
By: Nikki K on 24th Mar, 2015
Poaching the perfect egg

Poaching the perfect egg

A life skill you will always call on... just follow these 7 steps for the perfect poached egg …

paleo  / gluten free  / egg  / brunch
By: Nikki K on 22nd Mar, 2015
Cook books aren’t just for Christmas

Cook books aren’t just for Christmas

We've all got cook books we've never cooked from. Why? Well it's hard to go through them all for one recipe. Here's an original solution that makes a neat gift.…

special occasion  / pork  / plan  / gift  / chef tips
By: Nikki K on 8th Nov, 2014
Chef School 4: Stock-in-trade

Chef School 4: Stock-in-trade

‘stock–in–trade (noun) : something that someone or something does or makes very well and often’. For a professional chef, that is making stocks and sauces.…

By: Nikki K on 17th Mar, 2015
Chef School 3: Acting the part

Chef School 3: Acting the part

It's all very well looking the part in your freshly-laundered and crisply-ironed chef's uniform, but what do you have to do to be a professional chef?…

By: Nikki K on 4th Mar, 2015
Chef School 2: Looking the part

Chef School 2: Looking the part

If you are a fashionista who is considering becoming a chef, believe me that a chef uniform is about as far from glamorous as one can get.…

meat  / chef tips  / chef skills  / chef school  / chef
By: Nikki K on 2nd Feb, 2015
Chef School 1: The First Cut

Chef School 1: The First Cut

I was going to call this blog 'first steps at chef school', but ‘the first cut’ turned out to be more appropriate in Week 1 of my Commercial Cookery course.…

By: Nikki K on 23rd Jan, 2015
What’s your cooking DNA?

What’s your cooking DNA?

Everyone interested in cooking and food has their own unique cooking 'DNA' - so how do you identify yours?…

By: Nikki K on 19th Jan, 2015
Introducing chef-to-be Nikki K

Introducing chef-to-be Nikki K

Follow the adventures of Nikki K as she swaps her London life for chef school in Tasmania…

By: Nikki K on 30th Jul, 2014