Live To Eat, Don’t Eat To Live

Hi, my name is Martyn and I consider myself an Amateur Chef. I love everything about food and this was the main reason I started this blog, to showcase that passion. I started this blog in 2014 with an aim to showcase tasty recipes, restuarant reviews and useful cooking tips and tricks.

Even though I do consider myself an Amateur, I have continued to develop my skills in the kitchen. I am self taught but I do also take part in a number of cooking courses to help learn something new.

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Chef Interviews

Craig Sherrington Interview

Craig Sherrington

Craig Sherrington was more than happy to spend some time out of his busy schedule to do this interview. Watching him on Great British Menu, his food looks incredible. You can find him at Virginia House in Cumbria. The restaurant looks very nice and the menu looks incredible, you can even try his Great British Menu courses!

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Darren Watson Chef - Read the chef interview of Darren Watson. Find out what got him interested in becoming a chef - http://www.amateurchef.co.uk

Chef Interviews – Darren Watson

@Saigonchef2016 Reflections Restaurant  http://caravellehotel.com/ Darren Watson has been more than happy to give some of his time and a I really appreciate him taking part in this Chef Interviews. I could really tell that Darren has a real passion for food as well as the overall food industry. Looking at some of the dishes that […]

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Tony Rodd - MasterChef 2015 Finalist, read the full interview | AmateurChef.co.uk

Tony Rodd MasterChef 2015 Finalist Interview

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 […]

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Buying Guides & Reviews

Best Pineapple Corer

Best Pineapple Corer

Pineapple Corers or otherwise known as slicers can make life so much easier when it comes to cutting pineapple. Below you will find the ones that I think are the best as well as a guide on what to look for Best Pineapple Corer 2020 Rienar Pineapple Corer OXO Good Grips Ratcheting Pineapple Slicer SameTech […]

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Best Potato Masher

Best Potato Masher

Best Potato Masher 2020 A Potato Masher is something that every kitchen should have if you are looking for soft, silky and lump free mash potato. Below you will find a buyer’s guide to help you make a decision that’s right for you, as well as a list of the best potato mashers. Best Potato […]

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Best Spice Grinders

Best Spice Grinder

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Best Yoghurt Maker

Best Yogurt Maker

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Cooking 101

Best Pineapple Corer

Best Pineapple Corer

Pineapple Corers or otherwise known as slicers can make life so much easier when it comes to cutting pineapple. Below you will find the ones that I think are the best as well as a guide on what to look for Best Pineapple Corer 2020 Rienar Pineapple Corer OXO Good Grips Ratcheting Pineapple Slicer SameTech […]

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Best Potato Masher

Best Potato Masher

Best Potato Masher 2020 A Potato Masher is something that every kitchen should have if you are looking for soft, silky and lump free mash potato. Below you will find a buyer’s guide to help you make a decision that’s right for you, as well as a list of the best potato mashers. Best Potato […]

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Best Spice Grinders

Best Spice Grinder

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Best Yoghurt Maker

Best Yogurt Maker

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