Archive | October, 2015

How to shell a coconut

All the hype in supermarkets and adverts is about coconut oils and its properties but I prefer it fresh. I find most people avoid fresh coconut as they find it ‘challenging’ to remove the shell without smashing it everywhere. I have produced a short step by step video on how to get the shell off your […]

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Shoreditch Food Tour

Working at etc venues 155 Bishopsgate and being right on the doorstep of shoreditch it’s absolutely criminal that none of us had taken time to visit it’s nooks and crannies.  The last food tour some of our chefs took was in Soho and all of us guys missed out on that tour as business comes […]

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SushiSamba Restaurant Review

  Last Friday  we went with a couple of friends from Etc Venues Dexter House  to the SushiSamba restaurant. It was  a great  choice. If you want to experience  great  food, SushiSamba restaurant is definitely the right choice. It delivers a unique blend of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine, culture, music and striking design to the City […]

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That’s not a cake, this is a cake!

Today at etc venues, 155 Bishopsgate we have a fantastic event taking place with this very special cake. I have never seen such a cracking piece of work. Im not sure im looking forward to cutting this later, happy back to the future day! Below is a full selection of photo’s from all angles, @Bigalchef       […]

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Malteser cake..mmmmmmm

For this fun cake you will need 5 bags of maltesars, 500g of unsalted butter, 500g of caster sugar , 500g of self-raising flour and 10 eggs. Start by creaming the sugar and butter till light and fluffy, slowly add the eggs and keep mixing while adding the eggs, once the mixture is to 1 […]

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White chocolate Raspberry brownie

Training up a new apprentice is never easy. Enthusiastic, loaded with questions,  can we do this, can we do that but my new trainee Hamza Zaboudji has been working hard at developing new recipes for our afternoon tea breaks. When Hamza asked about making white chocolate brownie I thought it was a terrible idea, it […]

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Chicken and Bacon Carbonara with Parmesan Tuiles and Bacon Shards

Winter is descending on us quickly so why not try out our spectacular Carbonara recipe that the chefs at Victoria have created. It really is the perfect comfort food! Ingredients: 2 x chicken breasts 1 x onion, chopped 2 x garlic cloves, chopped 50g of parmesan cheese, grated 50g chopped parsley 250g back bacon, sliced into […]

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Its now squash/ Gourd season

Winter squash comes in shapes round and elongated, scalloped and pear-shaped with flesh that ranges from golden-yellow to brilliant orange. Most winter squashes are vine-type plants whose fruits are harvested when fully mature. They take longer to mature than summer squash (3 months or more) and are best harvested once the cool weather of fall […]

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