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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




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Again we’ve been a touch busy, so here is our recipe for Tomato & Basil consomme, well actually the base of it is Gordon Ramsay’s which we’ve tweeked. Then after watching the culinary alchemist that is Heston Blumenthal, we realised that the recipe could be improved by applying some of […]

Recipe ~ Tomato & Basil Consomme


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As is our want whilst surfing the net for inspiration, we often have a mooch around the catering trade press websites. Principally Caterersearch and BigHospitality , then we came across an editorial written by Mark Lewis from The Caterersearch.com website on the business case for celebrity chefs. He talks with […]

Celebrity Chefs, well it got us thinking…



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Widely regarded as one of the fore runners of the more avant garde type cooking in North America, Wylie Dufresne originally set out to study philosophy. He completed his BA in philosophy but some how ended up in kitchens. During the 90’s Wylie worked his way through the kitchens of […]

Words of Advice ~ Wylie Dufresne



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So after we post our leak on the TableTalk forum, we┬áreceived an┬áincredible amount of interest in our little blog. Many thanks to all of you that took the time, it’s very flattering. Back to the subject in hand, as we said at the time we’d already done 2 posts on […]

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