How to make easy pizza dough

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 I have always been a bit scared to make my own pizza dough, in fact any kind of dough! Up until a few months ago I always relied on my bread maker to make my bread and either brought my pizza’s ready made or bought pre made bases. I purchased myself a pizza stone as […]

Tony Rodd MasterChef 2015 Finalist Interview

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Tony Rodd MasterChef 2015 Finalist Interview I first saw Tony Rodd on MasterChef and first time I saw the desserts he produced, you could tell he was a very good chef! Greg Wallace named him “The Master Chocolatier” and you can see why! Tony is an inspiration to me as he is someone that came […]

Mark Stinchcombe MasterChef Professionals 2015 Winner

Mark Stinchcombe MasterChef Professionals 2015 Winner

Mark Stinchcombe MasterChef Professionals 2015 Winner Mark was one of those chefs that really impressed me from the start, his food looked amazing and you could really tell that he had a passion for what he was doing. Mark met his wife and fellow chef Sue whilst working at le Champignon Sauvage, so I am […]

How to make Yorkshire pudding

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How to make Yorkshire pudding For some reason many people shy away from making their own Yorkshire Puddings, even though they can be incredibly easy to do. It is something extra to think about when making a nice sunday roast and getting shop brought ones can be easier, I just don’t think they taste as […]

Nick Bennett MasterChef Professionals 2015 Finalist

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Nick Bennett MasterChef Professionals 2015 Finalist Nick entered MasterChef The Professionals thanks to his chef de partie, Zak. As well as having the desire to see how his skills compared to other chefs. Out of the 48 quarterfinalists Nick made it to the final 5, which goes to show how talented he is. I remember […]

Scott Barnard MasterChef 2015 Finalist

Scott Barnard MasterChef

Scott Barnard entered 2015’s MasterChef The Professionals thanks to the push from his friend, wife and head chef. Throughout his time on MasterChef he has produced some incredible dishes for the judges and cooked his way to finals week. Scott is Sous chef at the incredible Colette’s restaurant at The Grove Hotel in London and […]

Andi Walker MasterChef 2015 Finalist

Andi Walker MasterChef

Andi Walker did an incredible job on MasterChef the Professionals , and should be proud of what he achieved on the show. I was reading about what inspired him to enter and to be honest did make me a little emotional. His grandmother sparked his love of cooking and has recently become ill with dementia […]

How To Make Roast Chicken

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Looking to learn how to make roast chicken? I have made a number of roasts dinners since Rach and I became a couple, however up until a couple of years ago I always made a roast with Beef or Pork. Chicken for me has always been one of those dishes that I tended to shy […]

Chef Interview – Dean Westcar

I was watching Masterchef the professionals 2015 and was in awe at the dishes being made, I cannot remember which week it was but Dean made a white chocolate dessert with raspberries and it looked incredible. As soon as I saw it I took to twitter to tell him what a great job he did […]

Chef Interviews – Mark Heirs

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Mark Heirs has always been around food, with his parents owning pubs and restaurants. He used to help out in the kitchens and his love of food has continued to develop into adulthood. Mark appeared on Masterchef 2008 and did very well getting to the quarter finals. Mark even spent time working in well-known restaurants such […]