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A Steak Masterclass with The Meat Elite

The Meat Elite Butcher

The Butcher

When it comes to eating steak I tend to stick to the classic cuts and will often choose a sirloin over anything else, even a prime fillet. However, I was introduced to a delicious cut called the Picanha on a trip to Argentina (well known for their love of steak) and Brazil many years ago. And it’s great to see this South American favourite slowly infiltrating the British market along with a rising trend for other cuts such as Flat Iron, Hanger, Denver and Bone-in Sirloin. Continue reading

A Cadbury’s Creme Egg Baking Masterclass with Martha Collison (from GBBO)

Cadburys creme egg Martha Collinson

Martha Collison at The Cadbury Creme Egg Cafe 

By contributor Mathew Lea.

The Cadbury Creme Egg Cafe was a pop up cafe which ran until the 6th March and as the name suggests, it was Creme Egg crazy. Customers could choose from Creme Egg rocky roads, Creme Egg millionaires shortbread, Creme Egg toasted sandwiches (yum) and of course, plain old Creme Eggs. Needless to say, if you like Creme Eggs, this was definitely the place for you. Continue reading

School of Wok Reignites a Burnt-Out Flame

school of wok_wonton
Wonton in the Making

My wok used to hang untouched and unloved on the kitchen rail above the cooker. It wasn’t always that way, when I first bought it that wok came down whenever there was a hint of an Oriental dish to be created. I researched how to season and clean it – I quite frankly loved it. Continue reading

My One-to-One Masterclass at Bubbas Restaurant (CLOSED)


Bubbas, a new fine-dining Caribbean restaurant, opened its door to its Tulse Hill neighbours in March this year. I was lucky enough to be invited to the opening which was a vibrant event offering plenty of beautifully-presented tasty treats from savoury to sweets. I took a particular shine to the jerk chicken tulips; so much so that I’m sure the waitress serving them thought I was stalking her as I followed her around the room! Continue reading