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Young Adults with Diabetes Enjoy a Taste of India

Posted 26/07/2017 in Current

The Cookery School recently hosted a special cookery class for young adults with diabetes. The event was organised by the diabetes transition team from the Elsie Bertram Diabetes Centre at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

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Who Wants to Pay to Feed Off the Daylight and My Aura?

Posted 03/07/2017 in Current

The latest diet that’s threatening to hit the mainstream is - at least - one that shouldn’t cause us too much consternation in the kitchen when the lists of dietary requirements come through.

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We are now a Children's University Learning Destination

Posted 08/06/2017 in Current

We are very proud to announce that the Richard Hughes Cookery School is now a Children's University learning destination.

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Richard has Discovered the Joy of Shopping at Norwich Market.

Posted 31/05/2017 in Current

I must admit, even when I was based in the countryside, I never really embraced the foraging fad. The thought of searching for edible freebies in hedgerows, damp woods and the blustery seashore just doesn’t float my boat.

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Daddy, Where Were You During the Great Hummus Crisis of 2017?

Posted 09/05/2017 in Current

Yes it's true, a disaster has been happening live on the nation's Twitter feed, the hot topic of last month being yet another food shortage: this time the removal of the hummus pot from the shelves of a number of supermarket behemoths.

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Cooking, Like Kissing, is all About Confidence

Posted 16/03/2017 in Current

Cooking, like kissing, is all about confidence. So it comes as no surprise to read of student Bee Patel’s shock and horror upon finding that she’s struggling to contemplate a return to the kitchen after failing her pastry exam at the London branch of the famed Le Cordon Bleu Cookery School.

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You Should Always Write Menus for Customers

Posted 16/03/2017 in Current

The composition of menus has always been somewhat of an obsession of mine: indeed, I'm sure there are many who think I can write a menu far better than I can actually cook it.

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Food Predictions for 2017

Posted 16/01/2017 in Current

There’s no rhyme or reason when it comes to predicting the food trends that we'll see emerging in 2017.

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Wayne Sleep Cooks Up a Tasty treat with Richard Hughes

Posted 16/01/2017 in Current

Wayne Sleep took a short break from starring in the Norwich Theatre Royal panto to demonstrate his signature Cornish Pasty recipe.

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Celebrating Norwich Market

Posted 24/11/2016 in Current

A Norfolk chef will be celebrating Norwich Market’s incredible food offer with a brand new cookery course which involves picking treats from underneath the colourful canopies before preparing a fresh and local feast with the ingredients.

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Celebrating the 125th Anniversary of CCN

Posted 15/11/2016 in Current

To help celebrate 125 years of City College Norwich, Richard was helping to cook up a feast in their kitchen yesterday.

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"You Cook It, I'll Write It"

Posted 07/11/2016 in Current

Hallowe'en seems to get bigger and bigger every year - some people appear to have made more of an effort for October 31 than for December 25. Even food is being influenced, though as a menu obsessive I struggle with the idea of ghoul-ash, severed finger food and devil's food cake that seem to appear on every other restaurant's bill of fare at the end of October.

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Richard's Recent Reflections

Posted 05/10/2016 in Current

It’s a real thrill to be recognised: I’m often greeted at The Lavender House as Mr Adlard or Mr Hickman. On civvy street, people I served only the night before will gaze at me quizzically, desperately trying to place where they’ve seen me before. “I didn’t recognise you with your clothes on!” is a regular refrain, the customer being more used to seeing me in bedraggled whites instead of pushing a trolley down a supermarket aisle in jeans and a t-shirt.