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As my skills in the kitchen have improved I have held some dinner parties, most of which were far more successful than that infamous Christmas dinner.  Although it can be quite daunting, there are some tips that I always when throwing a dinner party that have proved very helpful to me. Forget All The Formalities Unless you are planning something for the royal family,...

Although Britain is famous for its very hardy and filling savoury dishes, such as the full English fried breakfast and the Sunday roast dinner with all the trimmings, we also make some of the most delicious puddings on the planet.  Many of these are quintessentially British and although are very simple to prepare and make, are a marriage of the great flavours and...

One of my all-time favourite ingredients is the humble, but very versatile potato.  So many of my favourite dishes include potato!  Whether it is a straight up and honest baked potato with melted grated cheese or something a bit more interesting, it is always good to have a few good potato recipes in mind. The following are my favourite potato dishes; feel free...

The following is more of the kitchen devices and gadgets that I would recommend to anyone who is as passionate and serious about cooking and baking as I am.  I certainly wouldn’t be without them and if they broke I would feel lost and probably even cry a little. Joseph Joseph TriScale Although I said I like using my Tala Cook’s Measurer for measuring...

If you are passionate about cooking and experimenting in the kitchen like I am, there will be gadgets that you won’t feel confident cooking without.  Below is a list of my favourite kitchen gadgets, some of which you may already have and use, while others may be completely new to you.  I recommend them all to the budding Jamie Olivers and Nigella Lawsons out...