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Juli Soler 1949 – 2015

Whilst many will not know the name of Juli Soler; he was more instrumental to shaping the gastronomic future than many had done in the past, or likely to in the future. Whilst most of his life, pre-El Bulli, would not indicate what Adria & Soler went on to create, there is no doubting it … Read more

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“It’s hard to beat cherries & plums at the height of their season” – Charlie Trotter

There are times when it really is the simple things in life that bring the most joy. Ask any chef that are worth their salt and you get a plethora of answers, often orientating around the seasons & their favourite foods. Cherries are frequently over looked at this time of year for the glamour of … Read more

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The Weekend Edition

This weeks round up of culinary shenanigans covers such topics as: Celebrity Masterchef; #Foodporn; A 2Michelin starred chef’s future plans & lots other high jinx. First up: A 2Michelin starred chef’s future plans This week saw Daniel Clifford of Midsummer House unveil is epic plans for his farm. Writing on Twitter, he said: The farm … Read more

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The Weekend Edition

The saying that imitation is the best form of flattery has rung true this week, with one PR company deciding that mimicking ‘The Weekend Edition‘ with their own ‘Cool shit we’ve seen this week’. Many thanks for that guys, just the ego boost I needed. Meanwhile in the news this week: Thousands have been re-enacting … Read more

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Charity Dinner: The meal & recipes

A few months ago we were asked if we’d like to attend a charity pub quiz & auction to support an Alzheimer’s charity. We went along and had a great time, towards the end of the night there was an auction for various prizes; 4 cinema tickets, water sport lessons etc. I felt that the … Read more

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The Weekend Edition

After a couple weeks of not really doing any posts on ChefHermes.com, the Weekend Edition returns. In a week that saw ‘Gorgeous George‘ upstage everybody on his Great Grandma’s birthday, with a royal gathering on the balcony at Buckingham palace, and Sweden’s Prince Carl Philip failed to put the wedding ring on his new wife’s … Read more

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The World’s 50 Best Restaurants ~ 2015

So, for a month or so the PR machine which handles The World’s 50 Best Restaurants has slowly been moving through the gears, and will probably continue to so for the rest of the week. Tonight will see the crowning of the culinary equivalent of Miss Universe, or not, if you start to read some … Read more

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Michael Caines: Announcement coming soon

Well it has been a long time coming, but it finally looks like there will be an announcement from Gidleigh Park, Michael Caines & Brownsword Hotels concerning the future at the 2Michelin star property. This site was one of the first to break the news about the 46 years old Caines’ plan to purchase & … Read more

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The Weekend Edition – Bank holiday version

Yes I know chefs everywhere will bemoan the fact that I’ve mentioned the Bank holiday, but that’s the way the cookie crumbles. So, this week has seen the Cut Tourism VAT campaign had their ass handed to them by me & my beloved Liverpool lose 6-1 in Stevie Gerrard’s last match for the club; bit … Read more

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‘Cut Tourism VAT’ ~ The reality & what they don’t want you to know.

It has been an interesting week in terms of the Cut Tourism VAT campaign (CTV). Firstly, this week a motion was passed by the Northern Ireland Assembly for the minister compile a report & present it to HM Treasury. Then yesterday,┬ánew Wales Office minister Lord Bourne declare CTV a ‘non runner’. Maybe his Lordship, like … Read more

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