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Blogs about 'chef tips'

Simply Sublime Steaks

Simply Sublime Steaks

Steaks are an eating out favourite, but now with my top tips (and science bit) you can make yours a dinner party hit!…

By: Jen G on 19th Jul, 2014
Three Ingredients a chef couldn’t live without

Three Ingredients a chef couldn’t live without

Every chef has a different list of their most ingredients, barring the obvious of good sea salt, freshly cracked black pepper and olive oil. Here are mine.…

By: Jen G on 21st Jul, 2014
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
The chef’s knife - a perfect foodie’s Christmas present

The chef’s knife - a perfect foodie’s Christmas present

Every cook needs one good chef's knife, a good pairing knife, a serrated knife and a smaller, flexible blade. Here are my tips on what to get.…

By: Jen G on 7th Aug, 2014
Farmers Market(ing)

Farmers Market(ing)

My name is Jen and I have a confession. I am over the farmers market. Or am I? I go shopping and find out.…

By: Jen G on 9th Aug, 2014
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.…

By: Nikki K on 8th Nov, 2014
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
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
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.…

By: Nikki K on 2nd Feb, 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