Ocean Voyage, Mark Jordan, a Book Review

After assisting me in getting Michelin starred Mark Jordan to take part in the 5Questions, his PR agent Victoria has stayed in touch. Trying to get a copy of Mr Jordan’s book for review would be a no brainer, it was bound to filled with lovely glossy pictures & tasty recipes, and when the man … Continue reading

Words of Advice ~ John Campbell

This edition of the ‘5Questions‘ comes from a chef who has recently featured on the Chef Hermes Blog with his recent move to his consultancy role at Coworth park. John Campbell’s star was first on the rise on his appointment to Lords of the Manor in 1997 from the then BBC Residential Training  Center, Wood … Continue reading

Seasonal Produce ~ April

Looking like spring is finally here, & the seasonal produce list is filling out nicely. With the added interest in foraging & wild foods, the decision has been taken now to add a wild food section (but unfortunately this won’t be appearing on the printable PDF) to the seasonal produce list. Wild garlic continues to … Continue reading

Rhubarb, Rhubarb, Rhubarb….

Following on from the success of the British Onion post last month, we’ve decided to continue the format of giving you a selection of recipes from professional kitchens featuring one particular piece of produce. At the moment in the UK it is the height of the forced rhubarb season with arguably the best examples coming … 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