Author Archives: Nick

Caesar Salad Dressing

One of the mainstays of a summertime menu should be a Caesar Salad.  It is quick and easy to make, and very tasty and satisfying. But Caesar dressing, like salad cream, is one of those things that everyone uses but … Continue reading

Posted in Sauces and dressings | 1 Comment

Shredded Chilli Beef

One of my recent discoveries is the earthy, meaty taste of shredded beef.  It tastes great on it’s own on a bread bun or used in Chilli con Carne. There is no real way of making it quickly, it is … Continue reading

Posted in Mexican, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Nick’s Southern Fried Chicken

Fried chicken is one of those classic foods that has become part of our staple diet, for hungry revellers and people on the move. But sometimes food hygiene standards can slip, and your local fried chicken restaurant can be a … Continue reading

Posted in Snacks and starters | Leave a comment

I have a new writing job

  Hi guys and girls, Just to let you know I now have a new job writing for a local website called Birmingham Favourites I am still working as a Chef, doing nothing too special, but I have a few … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Spicy Pulled Pork

This is a recipe my better half found on the internet and adapted it to her own preferences.  It takes 24 hours to simmer slowly but it is most definitely worth the wait.  The pulled pork is perfect for a … Continue reading

Posted in Mains | Leave a comment

Mushroom Rissotto

This is my slight variation of a traditional creamy Rissotto recipe familiar to those you may find in Continental Europe. You will need the following ingredients: One large punnet of Mushrooms One large Mushroom for decoration Pancetta or diced bacon … Continue reading

Posted in Mains | Leave a comment

Where to go during Valentine’s Weekend

Well it is that time of year again folks, when Saint Valentine spreads his annual magic. Valentine’s Weekend is one of those strange feast days.  Do it right and you escape revenge for another year.  Do it wrong and the … Continue reading

Posted in Cocktails, Eating out | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Birmingham Christmas Market

Since I arrived in the Midlands I have been spoiled for choice when it comes to places to eat, Birmingham in particular excels itself as a centre of culinary excellence. So when I heard that Birmingham would be holding a … Continue reading

Posted in Eating out | 1 Comment

The Gastrocard

Dining out is rarely a cheap affair, this we all know.  If you dine out frequently, for pleasure or business entertaining, the bills will soon pile up. In the current economic climate this can present a serious problem, unless you … Continue reading

Posted in Eating out | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

De Vere to open a new Academy in Coventry

Good news for school leavers in the West Midlands, the De Vere Academy opens for business in September 2011. De Vere hotels are one of the most luxurious hotel chains in Britain, employing highly trained staff by the thousands.  They … Continue reading

Posted in Inroducing | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments