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I'd describe most cooking as an art of sorts, something that allows the cook a certain freedom of expression in the design and construction of a dish, some latitude to interpret a set of instructions into something new and different. I don't think that about baking. That's a science It's a set thing that does [...]
I bake a lot of bread, as you've probably noticed, but I'm just a novice ... there's so much to learn about turning the most basic of ingredients - flour, yeast, salt, water - into something so elemental and elegant as a loaf of bread. I have a long way to go, and this is [...]
There's a little, traditional-looking restaurant on rue Keller in Paris that's not what it seems. It isn't a bistro as such ... there's no fairly predictable list of French classics washed down with red wine, nor is it an ultra-modern temple of haute cuisine. Instead, it serves a menu based around minced meat, formed into [...]
In real life, I work for a big financial services organisation (we're not a bank, just let me make that clear before anybody clicks away in disgust. We try to look after people). In common with lots of other organisations, we use Indian resource to help us do cool stuff in IT quickly, and that [...]
Dhruv Baker won Masterchef a few years ago. Now, normally at this point, I'd start reeling off a whole series of snide, unhelpful and generally smart arse comments about TV chefs, etc, etc, but I remember Baker coming across as a nice chap, and his food was astonishingly good, so much so that the relish [...]