Carrot and Clementine Cake

Last year in December I featured clementines as my favourite ingredient for the month as, for me, they are something that really says, ‘Christmas’. It is not just the clementine though, it is all the flavours and ingredients that they pair so well with. Cinnamon,...

A date for your diary

Many of you will have seen Dan on TV with Michel Roux junior in the series Kitchen impossible, I was certainly impressed with what he achieved and I am looking forward to being part of the judging team at this event. It will be a real test for the chefs involved,...

Eat Jersey 2016

Eat Jersey 2016 3-6th NOVEMBER I have been lucky enough to visit Jersey many times over the years. It is an easy place to get to from Dorset and a real delight when you are there; beautiful beaches, great coastal walking and, of course, it has some superb food on...

Sourdough Revisited

I kept a starter alive at the restaurant for a number of months but, if I am honest, although we made some acceptable sourdough, it never really fitted into the rhythm of a small commercial kitchen. We had no prover and just the space that the trays of proving rolls...