International Culinary Studio Blog

Chefs Proud of their Achievements!

Chefs Proud of their Achievements! I have been involved in all things culinary for ever or so it seems. I baked my first cake at 5 years old you get the picture…. Once again today I was let down by the Hospitality Industry, just when I thought things were improving. The way Gordon Ramsay treats…

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The Discovery of Cheese…Part 2

The Discovery of Cheese…different types of milk! In shops and markets around the world, thousands of cheeses tempt our eyes and challenge our taste buds.  Wrinkled and mouldy, smooth and sunshine yellow, orange and smelly, or brilliantly white…various shapes, sizes, flavours and textures ranging from sublime to truly extraordinary!  And all made from the basic…

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The Discovery of Cheese…Part 1

The Discovery of Cheese… When humans stopped hunting and began domesticating animals, they discovered that the milk of grazing animals was good to drink!  In very hot countries like Egypt, leftover milk must often have curdled and humans must have subsequently found the solids to be good to eat. Nobody really knows when it started,…

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Hey Chef…what is Sous-Vide?

Hey Chef…what is Sous-Vide? This French Term “Sous Vide” means…”under vacuum”! A cooking process that has been around since the 1960’s.  This is when food is placed into a vacuum sealed pouch and then placed into a water bath or a temperature-controlled steam environment for longer than normal cooking times.  This process of cooking sometimes takes…

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Hey Chef…what is Molecular Gastronomy?

Hey Chef…what is Molecular Gastronomy? Molecular gastronomy is a food science;  when physical and chemical transformations occur in ingredients during a cooking process. There are three components in the culinary arena – social, artistry and technical. Molecular cuisine is a modern style of cooking and takes advantages of many technical innovations from the scientific disciplines. The…

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Visiting the A&P Show…

Visiting the A&P Show… Wednesday 9th November 2016, a hot day with temperatures at a sweltering 28 degrees, perfect to visit the Canterbury A & P “Country’s Coming to Town” show. A great venue with an amazing vibe, catering for everyone!  Whether you and your family just want to go have fun and experience the…

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What Inspires You?

What Inspires You? Being a Chef in the industry for many years, how does one still stay inspired? To be fortunate to travel around the world and meet the old, but not forgotten and the new upcoming prodigies in our culinary world as we know it today!  The masters who maintain and keep it exciting…

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Food Glorious Food

Food Glorious Food I once met a caterer on a Sunday in her back yard with dishes piled high being washed by a number of employees and tables laden with amazing food, salads, breads, cold meats and desserts to die for and then her husband drove in and handed out to everyone a Mc Donald’s…

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