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Meet the people who make culinary magic happen.

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

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Chef’s Tales

Yorkshire has produced some darned good cooks down the years.  Brian Turner, James Martin, er.. me.  But one of the most traveled and seasoned has to be Mike Saxon, author of the new book, Chef’s Tales.  Now the name may … Continue reading

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The Future Chefs take centre stage in Springboard’s big night

Good news, people.  The future of the Hospitality industry is in safe hands.  Last Tuesday night I met six very impressive young people who were part of the Futurechef initiative from Springboard UK. The venue for the evening was the … Continue reading

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Meet Peter O’Connor, professional bartender, professional Irishman

Bartending is a hugely underestimated profession.  Even at school the careers officer told me I could do a lot better.  But I didn’t care because, when the time came, I really enjoyed the job.  Long antisocial hours and dreadful pay … Continue reading

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Meet Teresa Baranowski

Here in Britain things have moved on from the days of Fanny Craddock.  Cooking has become sexy, both with men and women.  The guys we are spoiled for choice when it comes to home-cooked loveliness. First there is the slightly … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Tea takes on America

Everybody knows Yorkshire Tea is the best in the world.  Of course it is, it is what we do best apart from queue and complain. Meanwhile across the Atlantic it is very hard to get decent tea.  I mean they … Continue reading

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Cheaper eating

Welcome to February boys and girls.  We’re all still paying off Christmas and now a whole lot of us are unemployed or under employed.  What I am getting at is money is short. So what can we do?  We do … Continue reading

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Meet the boys who have the cooking Sorted

In my student years cooking meant beans on toast or pot noodle or a kebab if you were flush.  How times change. The advent of celebrity cooks and the evolution of media along with cheaper, more available products means the … Continue reading

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