• Masterclass

    The Monica Galetti Experience

    by  • 27/11/2013 • Masterclass, Photoblog • 0 Comments

    Qin Xie with Monica Galetti, Monica Galetti Experience, Cactus Kitchen

    Earlier this month I went to Cactus Kitchens, a newish cookery school in Clapham, for the Monica Galetti experience. It’s not the cheapest of cookery experiences but it was a fun day with wines matched to the food we cooked. We made seared salmon with beetroot, roast venison tenderloin with spiced cabbage and a pear...

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    Stephen Smith on wild foods

    by  • 21/05/2013 • Masterclass • 0 Comments

    IPOF folding image

    I was recently asked if I’d like to pose some questions on wild foods to Stephen Smith at Bohemia on Jersey. (It follows a little series of videos where I asked Phil Howard questions about pasta and vinaigrettes.) Smith had just taken up post as head chef at the recently reopened restaurant on the Channel...

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    Phil Howard on vinaigrettes

    by  • 16/10/2012 • Masterclass • 3 Comments

    Rob Weston and Phil Howard, Nespresso with Phil Howard

    Some people know that during and after my time at Leiths I’ve been in a lot of Michelin kitchens to do stages, for personal and professional interest. One of these was the two Michelin-starred The Square in Mayfair. Of all the restaurant kitchens I’ve been in, it was most like what I had imagined...

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    Phil Howard on pasta

    by  • 16/10/2012 • Masterclass • 3 Comments

    Rob Weston and Phil Howard, Nespresso with Phil Howard

    Some people know that during and after my time at Leiths I’ve been in a lot of Michelin kitchens to do stages, for personal and professional interest. One of these was the two Michelin-starred The Square in Mayfair. Of all the restaurant kitchens I’ve been in, it was most like what I had imagined a...

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    Jam making with Vivien Lloyd

    by  • 10/07/2012 • Masterclass, Photoblog • 0 Comments

    Empty jars ready for jam, jam making with Vivien Lloyd

    I’ve had a lot of jam in my life, as I’m sure more people have. On toast, on crumpets, in porridge, in doughnuts, with scones, with tea – the options are really endless. And I can happily extol the virtues of a good jam too – setness, colour, flavour, texture etc. But the making...

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    Sushi making masterclass at Ichi Sushi and Sashimi Bar

    by  • 02/03/2012 • Masterclass • 1 Comment

    Table decoration, sushi making at Ichi Sushi and Sashimi Bar

    When it comes to Japanese food, I automatically think of my friend Luiz Hara (The London Foodie). Endlessly enthusiastic and keenly knowledgeable, he’s currently studying at Le Cordon Bleu and runs a series of Japanese Supper Clubs from his Islington home. The lesser known facts in my small pockets of insight into Japanese food have...

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