If more space to you means more stuff (and inevitably, more mess!) then you will probably benefit from being a little more organized in the kitchen :) The French have a wonderful phrase mise en place which roughly translates to 'everything in place', so I have used this concept to draw some inspiration to help other home cooks and foodies become a little more organized in the kitchen.Read More
All chefs and good home cooks, or anyone who’s ever read a recipe for that matter, have been guilty of a little artistic license. But what happens when good recipes go bad? And is there a right and wrong time, place, or manner to experiment with ingredients?
We've got all the answers and more for you here!Read More
Cooking may not be rocket science, but so many budding cooks make the simplest of mistakes that show up like a sore thumb when preparing and presenting a basic dish, from using the wrong knife, to cooking on the wrong heat. We have discussed, in the past, the importance of using a good cooking kit and always buying the best ingredients that you can afford, but that still doesn’t mean you’ll become an instant Gordon Ramsay! So here are my top 8 tips on becoming an authentic home-chef...Read More
Most home chefs (including me) will tell you that there is one ingredient that you can always fall back on in times of need when you've forgotten about dinner (it happens!), have unexpected guests over or even when you're feeling a little lazy and uninspired... mince! Ilove mince - it's tasty, versatile and so wonderfully easy to cook with and over the years I have developed a mini guide to cooking the best mince ever, no matter what recipe you choose.Read More
Who doesn’t rejoice when an invitation to a friend’s BBQ is received? The idea of sitting in a pleasant garden, kids running free, and a glass (or more!!) of Pimms on the go. Epic. But the thing I dread about attending a BBQ is that the host might grab a bunch of shop-bought burgers, nasty cheap sausages and maybe a pack of chicken drumsticks. Ugh!
Find out my top tip for becoming a grill master and get my favourite BBQ chicken recipe.Read More
We had a ton of fun in the Oscar and Jemima’s kitchen today – we decided to challenge ourselves to make some homemade pasta. And it really is easier than you think! Check out our video to see the whole process right from the beginning where we mix the ingredients to cutting the pasta and filling the ravioli at the end.Read More
I have never made a sausage before, but it always bothered me as to what could be inside store-bought sausages. So while in France, I decided to get the whole family involved in making some from scratch and in turned into a fun kitchen project that not only included sausage making, but also bread baking and fire building too!Read More