weekend edition

The Weekend Edition

In the week that saw yet another bunch of fame hungry wannabes/has beens locked in a house for seven weeks, aka ‘Celebrity’ Big Brother, was launched. The Hospitality sector has been reeling from the revelations about yet more shoddy treatment of its staff. Yes, what started out as an exposé on Cote restaurants, quickly spread … Read more

opinion

More on the chef shortage….

It’s not often I agree with the likes of David Chang & Rene Redzepi, being called a c*nt on Twitter will do that to me, won’t it Rene? A pair of cooks who often overstate their position in life & the sway they have on the masses (See Chang’s piece about Ramen being dead). But … Read more

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The Weekend Edition – #Bloggerblackmail

This week the news has been dominated by the Labour Party’s obsession of who is voting for their new leader &, surprisingly, stories about the chef shortage. The main story, other than the chef shortage, has been #bloggerblackmail – more on that later. Stories for the Inbox First up this week, Teresa from Of the … Read more

weekend edition

The Weekend Edition

In a week where we discovered most Facebook users use “haha” to express laughter, while only 1.9% use “lol”, and Reindeer migration is a major live television event in Norway. Yes, I know, I am hoot at a pub quiz. Most of the culinary headlines have been about chefs stating the obvious, the shortage of … Read more

opinion

Want chefs? Try a different approach.

So, for some unknown reason, the staff shortage has come to the fore over the past month. Most kitchens up and down the land want chefs, I don’t say need chefs but want chefs. Why? Because, to my mind, this is a large part of the problem. We live in an age where chefs are … Read more

weekend edition

The Weekend Edition

In the week which saw us lose national treasures Cilla Black & George Cole, and the return of the Premier League & Great British Bake Off; I’ve been reading this on social media & emails. Stories from the Inbox House of Ho This weeks selection of PR emails, start with Sophie from Neil Reading PR, … Read more

weekend edition

The Weekend Edition

Yes, it’s back!!! After not being able to post for nearly a month, I can finally say that after being hacked that chefhermes.com is now clean & safe again. There have been so many stories & issues that I would have liked to have written about, but unfortunately I was advised not to. Any way, … Read more

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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

cherries

“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

weekend edition

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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