October 31st, 2016   |  
Author: John Connell   |  
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It’s Halloween but rather than talking about the food people eat on Halloween (there’s only so many recipes using pumpkins!) I am going to share a recent ‘spooky’ food experience I had recently. My wife and I were on holiday in Malaysia when we had decided to have ‘dining in the dark’ meal. We had […]

October 14th, 2016   |  
Author: Katie Beaumont   |  
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It’s Seafood Week, a time to celebrate Great British seafood. Being an island means we are very spoiled when it comes to fish and shellfish caught off our waters. There’s nothing better than eating fish in a restaurant when it’s so fresh it tastes like it was plucked from the sea just minutes before (even […]

October 13th, 2016   |  
Author: John Connell   |  
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I spoke in a recent blog about my preference for smaller, tapas-style, plates when I am eating in restaurants and at it’s National Curry Week, it seemed perfect timing to discuss how Indian food can fit into this category. Back in the day, you sat down, ordered a sauce-laden main course like Chicken Bhuna and […]

October 11th, 2016   |  
Author: John Connell   |  
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Of all the cooking programmes on television the Great British Menu is the one we chefs enjoy the most. Masterchef: The Professionals is great of course but there’s something particularly great about the Great British Menu. I think it’s down to the challenge of cooking four courses to a theme, with the prospect of being […]

October 7th, 2016   |  
Author: John Connell   |  
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How many times have you been in a restaurant with a partner or friend and got food envy because the dish they chose is much nicer than yours? It’s something that happens with my wife and I on a regular basis, and because of my job, we eat out a lot! It even got the […]