Weekly round up of social media for chefhermes.com

So some little gems have I seen this week on social media, something for everybody and then some Healthy eating……. With many people trying to keep to their New Years resolutions of healthy eating, a story from thedailymeal.com about salad, was one of the first stories to catch my eye. A newspaper in Sweden called … Read more

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Baking ~ Lemon drizzle cake & Meringue butterscotch tart

For those of you that follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you may have notice that recently I’ve been posting pictures of baked goods. This is because I now bake the cakes for my wife’s after work get-together, and so I’ve decided to kill two birds with one stone & blog each week as I … Read more


Weekly round up of social media for chefhermes.com

As I now spend my time working from home, concentrating (or not as the case maybe) on other projects, means I can get sucked into the world of social media. Firstly, for those who don’t follow ChefHermes on Twitter, Facebook and the other sites, why not? and you really don’t know what you’re missing. If … Read more

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Blunos in Bath closes

After being open a relatively short period of time it appears that Martin Blunos’ eponymous restaurant has closed. There have been rumblings about the gradual breakdown of the working relationship between Blunos & the Hotel’s owner, Bristol based Seasons Holidays, now it seems that things have come to a head. Blunos was believed to be … Read more


An open letter to the editors of The Observer, Guardian & OFM supplements.

Dear Sirs, Long before I started writing this site I religiously bought & read your columns about food, be it recipes, restaurant reviews or general food articles. The Observer Food Monthly (OFM) supplement was a particular joy, filled with exquisite images and insightful text, but alas, I won’t be buying it for the foreseeable future. … Read more


Michael Caines to open new hotel.

It has long been an open secret in the village of Chagford that Michael Caines is to leave Gidleigh Park. After twenty years at the helm of the Brownsword flagship property Caines is to move on. The exact timeframe isn’t exactly known, but as many will recognise that he has been edging closer to the … Read more


The mysterious case of Steven Saunders

News has reached ChefHermes.com that Silverstone racing circuit have parted company with their on site hospitality provider, Silverstone Hospitality, whose CEO is TV chef Steven Saunders. It is understood that the contract to provide services at the Formula One venue were terminated with immediate effect on Wednesday morning. This will come as a hammer blow … Read more


Researched: The new Allergen regulations.

On December 13th 2014 the new ‘Food Information for Consumers Regulation (EU) No. 1169/2011′, or more commonly known as the Allergen regulations will come in to force. This new directive is Europe wide, in one form or another and was born in Brussels. Effectively, the EU have established that there are fourteen major allergens that … Read more


Discussing female chefs….

It’s been over four weeks since the infamous interview by 2Michelin star chef Tom Kerridge. Yet there are still occasional media outlets & commentators trying to ¬†profit from edited & twisted versions of a question about female chefs. Last weekend, the very well respected Food programme on BBC Radio Four even tried to tackle the … Read more

Frozen chocolate

Recipes ~ National chocolate week: Frozen chocolate desserts.

This is the final part in the trilogy of posts for recipes on National chocolate week. This installment is all about frozen chocolate desserts; Ice creams, parfait & semi freddo. Dark Chocolate ice cream. ¬†250g Double cream 250g Milk 5 (100g) Egg yolks 100g Caster sugar 30g Inverted sugar (Trimoline) can use glucose as a … Read more

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