Seasoned by Chefs - Issue 2 - Spring 2014 - We R Publishing Ltd
ISSUE 2 PUBLISHED APRIL 2014 Catch up with 8 of the UK's gastronomic greats, as we take a look behind the scenes in some of the UK's top dining establishments....... more
ISSUE 2 PUBLISHED APRIL 2014 Catch up with 8 of the UK's gastronomic greats, as we take a look behind the scenes in some of the UK's top dining establishments. FEATURED CHEFS: Glynn Purnell - Purnell's Restaurant Glynn Purnell talks to Rosie Birkett about his new book, about cooking beans on toast and explains why he's happiest in the kitchen. Cyrus Todiwala - Café Spice Namasté Rosie Birkett speaks to British Indian chef Cyrus Todiwala about his new Goan-Portugese restaurant - and how he came to change the UK's idea of Indian cuisine. Sam Williams - Cafe Murano Sam Williams, cafe Murano's head chef and 'Seasoned by Chefs' board member, tells us about her love of billtong and how she came to be Angela Hartnett's protégée. Simon Rogan - Fera at Claridge's Rosie Birkett catches up with two-Michelin starred chef Simon Rogan, on the cusp of his Claridge's opening. Phil Thompson - Thompson at Darcy's The only way is Essex. We talk to the former long time Auberge du Lac chef about making the leap and opening his own place in St Albans. Aaron Patterson - Hambleton Hall Aaron Patterson tells us why, after twenty years, he couldn't be happier at Hambleton Hall and reveals how he keeps his cooking bang up to date. Cláudio Cardoso - SUSHISAMBA How SushiSamba's hot young chef, Cláudio Cardoso, went literally straight tothe top of London's dining scene. Vincent Menager - The Balcon London Vincent Menager, The Balcon Sofitel's globe-trotting executive chef, tells us about working for Alain Ducasse and how he wound up in London. DANIEL PATTERSON Rosie Birkett travels to San Francisco to talk to Daniel Patterson about his debut recipe book 'Coi: Stories and Recipes' and why it's so much more than that. AROMATHERAPY Awaken your senses with this seasons fantastic choice of wines - as we taste 10 of the best, all carefully selected for you by our wine partners Hallgarten Druitt & Novum Wines.
Advantages: Lovley room, great value room service, central location Disadvantages: Bath was to small, Price
...So myself and my girlfriend went travelling around the world visiting 29 countries from July to December. We stayed in budget accommodation all around the world, some of it was good enough and the rest well thankfully we survived unscathed. However when we arrived in Sydney things changed. My girlfriends mum had treated us to a hotel break away in the Sofitel for four nights as our Christmas...
Advantages: Easy read, short stories so you can dip in and out Disadvantages: None really, although those that prefer novels may feel slightly shortchanged
...I do quite enjoy wandering around charity shops to see if there are any interesting books. Recently I was in a shop where you could purchase 3 books for £1, so I decided to pick up this one along with some other Sheila O?Flanagan books. I had read some of these books years ago and enjoyed them, but had largely forgotten about what they were about.
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Advantages: Very clean, excellent staff, superb facilities, great location Disadvantages: Food is not labelled very well
...My boyfriend and 3 friends have just got back from staying in the Hilton Sharks Bay hotel in Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt.
This hotel has been awarded 4 * and has 317 rooms.
We mainly booked this holiday to complete our PADI open water diving course as The Red Sea is meant to be one of the best places to do this, and we found that it was reasonably priced to stay in the Hilton so off we went...