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Yet again this week a journalist has written about the relevance of the Michelin guide. Clearly these writers have nothing better to scribble about, other than a subject they know little about. The likes of William Sitwell & Jay Rayner, to my knowledge, have minimal front line experience of the […]

Journalists who write about the relevance of Michelin.


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Every man  loves a list, and the catering world is no different. There is the ritual award season for about 6 weeks in September & early October where AA, Good Food guide & Michelin release their annual guides of movers & shakers domestically, but the perennial publication of The World’s […]

World’s 50 Best, 2013


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Earlier this week I posted on the social media about the terrible menu writing that chefs seem to impose on their customers. Whilst there are various ways to describe your dishes chefs, maybe you should just leave the actual writing of them to somebody who has a decent comprehension of […]

Chefs & menu writing – a simple guide.



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For those of you that are regular readers & followers on the social networks, will know I was at the Abergavenny food festival last weekend. Despite posting a list at the start of every month of the up & coming food festivals, due to work commitments this year Abergavenny is […]

Out & About ~ Abergavenny Food Festival


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Towards the tail end of February, the former Times restaurant critic Jonathan Meades, penned an article for the Daily Telegraph, entitled “Blinded by the Michelin stars in their eyes”. Having had plenty of experience with the impact of the little red book, I thought it might be worth a read. […]

Showing how flawed Jonathan Meades was in the Daily Telegraph.


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With the blog rapidly approaching it’s first birthday we’ve had a bit of a rethink as to how we structure the posts and their content. First up for review was the chef’s ‘5Questions’. In the past they have come from chefs who are predominantly Michelin starred. There have been exceptions […]

Words of Advice ~ Johnnie Mountain



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Well, here it is, our 100th post on the Chef Hermes blog. After spotting a niche in the blogosphere on the 21st February 2010 the first post emerged. To say that month’s figures were disappointing is a mild understatement, at the end of the month the blog had just 30 […]

Our Review of 2010 & the landmark 100th post.



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So this week we’ve had a glut of responses to our calls for chefs to participate in our series of ‘5questions’. One such respondent was Heston Blumenthal’s former Head Chef, Dominic Chapman. Now ploughing his trade just down the road from The Fat Duck empire at The Royal Oak, Paley […]

Words of Advice ~ Dominic Chapman