Chocolate Musings

Chocolate production is one of the most complex culinary processes in the world. Aging, mixing, conching and refining require huge amounts of time and a number of technically difficult stages. Cocoa beans clock up plenty of air miles even before … Read More

Lemon Tart Brulée

Lemon Tart (serves 12) Tart Case Bought pre-rolled shortcrust pastry (pate sucrée) – 500g Place in the case and neatly mould into the sides. Prick all over with a fork about 15 times. Rest in the fridge for 30 minutes … Read More

Heston Blumenthal’s Meat Fruit

The eponymous Meat Fruit – the star attraction at ‘Dinner by Heston,’ recently anointed within the world’s top ten restaurants. A dish so complicated that it can only be completed with 6 days hard work and plenty of gastro-gadgets. In actual fact this dish can be completed within 2 days and is technically quite straight forward. It is essentially a super-smooth chicken liver parfait. … Read More