Archive | November, 2014

Taste of London Winter 2014

A mix of Venue Managers and Chefs descended on the Taste of London Winter 2014 at the Tobacco Docks in East London on Friday evening, and what a great evening we had. After our free glass of bubbly in the VIP bar we made a plan were promptly split into all different directions. Not a […]

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Crop Report Nov 2014

Choice of British produce now becomes fairly stable up to Christmas with all mentioned below. Piccolo Parsnips and Chantaney Carrots remain a safe bet. Also try Brussel Top as alternative to normal Sprouts. Red and Green Kale are excellent along with fantastic Savoy. Golden, Candied Beetroot remain available and vibrant! Most Squashes remain available including […]

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What to plant now?

Well guys, it’s the time of year that we all hate in the garden, it’s wet, mucky, and most things are dead but the jobs still need doing if you want to reap the benefits come spring/summer. Over the last few days I had the chance to turn some manure through my soil, weed one […]

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Funky Meringues

Pistachio & Rosewater Meringues Makes about 7 large ones. If you require minature bite sized Petit four style meringues then reduce the oven time to 70 minutes! 5 egg whites 300g caster sugar 1tsp Rosewater 30g Pulsed Pistachio Natural food colour Pre Heat the oven to 200oc Spread the sugar over a paper lined tray. […]

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The Ramore Wine Bar, Portrush, Ireland

While studying in Portrush this place was known for its variety, quality and well balanced menus. It boasts two restaurants in the one building, the top floor hosting what was known as the Ramore restaurant where unfortunately kids are not permitted. With an open plan kitchen it looked great but as we had our son […]

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Meet Alan Palmer

Head Chef at 155 Bishopsgate This week we catch up with Alan Palmer, Head Chef at etc.venues 155 Bishopsgate. What inspires him, what he enjoys…and what was his original career plan? I live with my wife and son in Earlswood in Surrey – so we have a little bit of the country but only a […]

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Crop Report 2 Nov 2014

British nights have closed in now and as a result we have seen a decline in the variety of British Produce. Piccolo Parsnips and Chantaney Carrots remain a safe bet. Also try Brussel Top as alternative to normal Sprouts. Red and Green Kale are excellent along with fantastic Savoy. Golden, Candied Beetroot remain available and […]

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