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PEELING WALNUTS

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Cultural Icon, Culinary Legend

MARCO I loved the romance of Harvey’s when I read about it. That’s where I first heard about Him. The Powerhouse. The legend. Then I read...

Another Pathetic Excuse

".....my wife isn't very well.......one of the kids isn't very well.........I have a doctor's appointment........my car is off the...

Check On Chef

Table of two, no starters, we’re off, Table of six, pre-order, nearly forgot, Two, two, four, three, I always knew tonight would be,...

The Perfect Sandwich

My first thought when I asked myself the question was easy, BLT. Bacon, lettuce and tomato. Quick as lightning to make and very simple....

Adrenaline Junkie

It was easy to tell there hadn't been much to complain about today, because the walk-in fridge was open. And by open, I mean wide open,...

Oblivious

“I've been here all day……. I’ve got fucking loads to do….I'm hungry……I'll feed a hundred people tonight, of course I'm in a shit mood....

Chef's Apron

It's usually dark blue with thin white stripes and tells an interesting story if you can read the language. It's not a language of words,...

Stealing From The Borrowers

Like so many people, I find eating out to be a real pleasure. It's a bit of an occasion. And most of the time the food I receive is well...

Runner

"....That's the last check, thank fuck for that. Clean down. If I look up, I know there won't be anyone to make eye contact with but I...

In the shit

Shit. Again, I'm here again. This time it's me, it's my fault, again. But then it’s always me. It’s always my fault. This time I was...

The Humble Onion

A little while ago, some work colleagues and I ended up talking about food (again), and a question was posed to me. "So, what's your...

Jekyll & Hyde

"There's nothing wrong with it........” That's how it usually starts. Declared like a statement of fact. The assumption is exactly that....

Pocket Guide to Michelin Stars

Michelin Stars. Most people have heard of them. And anyone who has even a mild interest in food, eating out and cooking, will most likely...

Split Shift

There is no point trying to roll a piece of shit in glitter. It's still a piece of shit. It's just in disguise. And a split shift is...

Free Food For All!

So it's that time again, when spring is in full sway, and one of my favourite foraged delicacies are in abundance. Wild garlic or...

Chopping Butter

It’s one of those jobs I would do just before service. Almost ritualistic in its nature because I knew that if I was up to this item on...

Service

I know it's coming. Like tomorrow's bad mood. Like the eventual darkening of the sky, it is written. And it cannot be ignored and nor...

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