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Blogs about 'chef tips'

Hey Pesto! Easy fun ways to pimp the classic pesto sauce

Hey Pesto! Easy fun ways to pimp the classic pesto sauce

Pesto is a dependable old pal, but here are some ways to really pimp it up and ring the changes…

By: Jen G on 12th Mar, 2015
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
Tips for perfect plating

Tips for perfect plating

Learn how to plate like a pro from chef Jen as she demonstrates professional techniques from textures to layering and finishing touches…

By: Jen G on 5th Jun, 2015
How to joint a chicken

How to joint a chicken

We show you how to joint a chicken in minutes - and give you 2 quick and easy marinade you can make in minutes…

By: Jen G on 4th Jul, 2015
Barbeque salad no-no’s

Barbeque salad no-no’s

Watch our quick video tips for summer foods and salads that won't wilt in the heat of your summer barbecue fun in the sun.…

By: Jen G on 29th Jul, 2015
Thomasina Miers on dinner party tips, aphrodisiacs and following your heart

Thomasina Miers on dinner party tips, aphrodisiacs and following your heart

I catch up with old school friend and celebrity chef Tommi Miers to get dinner party tips, recipes and, or course, chilli recommendations...…

By: Sophie E on 2nd Sep, 2015
The 12 greatest cookbook gifts

The 12 greatest cookbook gifts

For a brilliant foodie friend present - here are 12 of the best cookbooks ever written. Each is a really original gift. Get one for your friend... and yourself.…

By: Jen G on 10th Nov, 2015
Spice up your life with the ultimate garam masala

Spice up your life with the ultimate garam masala

As the summer fades and the nights draw in, we're switching from fresh summer greens to the sensuous depths of curries and slow cooked stews with garam masala.…

By: Jen G on 26th Sep, 2016
How much food in enough? A laymen’s guide to the perfect dinner portion

How much food in enough? A laymen’s guide to the perfect dinner portion

Friends coming over? How much food should you serve up? Here's our simple guide to portion sizes to leave your guests neither hungry nor crash course dieting.…

By: Sophie E on 26th Jan, 2017
How to spatchcock a chicken

How to spatchcock a chicken

Spatchcock. Just the word makes it sound complicated...it's actually surprisingly easy. Watch our 3 minute how to video and spatchcock a chicken in minutes.…

By: Jen G on 17th Jun, 2017