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Weekly round up of social media for ChefHermes.com

Ar week rolls by and another picture goes viral on social media. Some proclaim that it’ll break the internet with so many of us talking about it, only those that are that stupid, believe such a thing could ever happen. So, onward to the first topic. Social media faux pas of the week award Yes, … Read more

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Baking ~ Raspberry & White chocolate cake

After a week off from the usual baking duties, it’s back with a vengeance. I defrosted our freezer yesterday, only to find some frozen raspberries at the back of one of the drawers. Great, I’ll use them up on a baking post. The reasons that I use frozen raspberries over fresh, are that I find … Read more

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Weekly round up of social media for ChefHermes.com

This week saw ChefHermes.com turn 5 years old. Hard to believe that when I started out on this journey that it would have lead me to where it is now. I posted this message on Facebook to celebrate the occasion, & thank everybody concerned: Big thx for all the birthday wishes. Yes, ChefHermes.com is 5yrs … Read more

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Out and About ~ The Five Bells, Clyst Hydon

So for a bit of birthday treat, my wife took me out for a celebration meal last week. To be honest there isn’t much to celebrate when you reach your mid forties, but hey a decent meal will always go down well in my books. For a number of years Jack in the Green has … Read more

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Weekly round up of social media for ChefHermes.com

So what food related gems have I unearthed for you this week, well it ranges from the disturbing to mildly concerning, and onto WTF. The way to Man’s heart, is through his stomach?!? In a week which has seen an influx of various ways to flatter your partner on St Valentine’s day, there are things … Read more

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Baking ~ Mallorcan chocolate cake

This weeks offering is a dense gluten free cake, with a minimal amount of butter in it. It is a recipe I’ve had for what seems an eternity, and as it features very early on in my recipe folder, was probably one of the first cakes that I learnt how to make, whilst dabbling in … Read more

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Weekly round up of social media for ChefHermes.com

This week saw the release of the Michelin France guide & another slightly less serious aspect to the French tyre maker on social media, also, how a hotel’s customer service made the news, & slightly worrying potential new legislation from Ireland. Michelin on Twitter So Michelin France was released this week only for one of … Read more

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Chef rumours & gossip: New appointments

Haven’t done one of these posts for awhile, so thought it was worth a shout for some new appointments etc. The Wild Rabbit After being awarded 3AA rosettes in the mid winter release, it seems that Head chef Adam Caisley has departed Lady Bamford’s gastro pub in Kingham. Caisley was originally the Bamford’s private chef … Read more

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Baking ~ Muffins

So I was thinking about this weeks baking offering. As there hadn’t been any special requests, I thought about making a variety of flavours, but only using a base recipe. Muffins fitted the bill perfectly, so here I’ve made: Boozy cherry, Chocolate chip & Raspberry. Basic Muffins batter recipe. 3 Eggs, large 300g Caster sugar … Read more

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Weekly round up of social media for ChefHermes.com

This past week has been rather a colourful one on social media. Whilst many will often see the likes of Twitter & Facebook just filled with dross and mundane updates, or pictures of cats in boxes etc. this week has shown that there is so much more to it: humour, power of public opinion, PR … Read more

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