el Bulli, the legacy & the after effects

Saturday 30th July will go down in culinary history, ordinarily just a weekend in mid summer. But this Saturday was different. It was the final ever service at the iconic gastronomic destination, El Bulli. For over 20+ years Ferran Adria has presided over the stoves at the foodie Mecca, initiating the movement that is known … Continue reading

The Unsavoury Truth About Catering, from Jamie Oliver

Outrage erupted on various social networking sites this week after Jamie Oliver did an interview for The Observer newspaper to promote his new television programme. The quote which seems to have caused the most offence is probably a hard truth for the catering industry to accept, let alone swallow. Below are the sections unedited taken … Continue reading

British Onions & what to do with them.

This post started out in life as a quick recipe about onion gravy after receiving an email from Phipps PR. As one of the aims of the Chef Hermes blog is to share restaurant proved recipes with our readership, we thought ‘Yeah, not a problem’. Then as the days passed by, whilst our notes were … Continue reading

Our Review of 2010 & the landmark 100th post.

Well, here it is, our 100th post on the Chef Hermes blog. After spotting a niche in the blogosphere on the 21st February 2010 the first post emerged. To say that month’s figures were disappointing is a mild understatement, at the end of the month the blog had just 30 page views (not including us … Continue reading

Words of Advice ~ Jason Atherton

Yes, the title reads right, the former Maze chef Jason Atherton shares his words of advice with our readers. Although Mr Atherton needs no introduction, we’re going to do one anyway. Amongst his many claims to fame Mr Atherton was the first British chef to stage at the famed El Bulli restaurant, where it is … Continue reading