I don’t know about you, but, food-wise, there are many ways in which I’m inspired by my home county. Kent’s known for its hops (raised in an oast house, perhaps it’s no coincidence I drink beer and write about it too), cobnuts never fail drop off the radar each autumn, and apples and cherries, famously […]
Posts from the ‘Chefs’ category
Some may know him as the bloke behind the pass at a couple of JKS restaurants. Others may recognise him from his (brief) appearance on Masterchef: The Professionals. What many might not know is how Suresh Pillai got there, or the various parts of the world his cheffing took him to along the way.
Do chefs have a certain duty? I don’t mean the banal expectations of how to run a kitchen, or what’s outlined in their job description. But rather what he or she can – or perhaps, more accurately, should – do to help carry forward important discussions around food. Discussions which take place not just inside […]
Mention to someone you’re a chef, and they’ll think you’re clever with food. Once, this meant they thought of you as a magician of flavour, an inventor of combinations. Now, it can mean something else, too – a certain thoughtfulness towards provenance, a re-found appreciation for the role of a farmer, and a consideration for […]
The number of restaurants in Dublin is at an all time high, with new openings weekly, adding to the plethora of dining spots now available. For many diners this means only visiting a restaurant once, maybe twice, in an attempt to try them all or to keep things new and fresh. Favourites therefore emerging are […]