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