Tag Archive: Chef

Confessions of a Kitchen Nerd | The Great Cookbook Cookout

My name is Jonathan, and I have an addiction. Yes, you might think this is a strange place to admit an addiction, but an article about cooking seems to be just the place. You see, I have an addiction to cookbooks. I love cookbooks, read cookbooks and admit to collecting cookbooks. I have hundreds easily…

Chef’s Recipe: Yuzu Ceviche by Chef Mauro Gomez of W Retreat & Spa Maldives

I’m officially starting every week now with a series of posts entitled “Maldives Monday”.  Yes, I reckon your Mondays aren’t blue enough and I have the need to “torture” you further with more stories and pictures from our recent trip. Call it my way of turning your gloomy Mondays into a gorgeous explosion of turquoise,…

MIGF 2011: Mandarin Oriental KL Welcomes Chef Reto Weber to Mandarin Grill

This year marks the 11th year that Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur is participating in the Malaysian International Gourmet Festival (MIGF) 2011 with their signature Mandarin Grill restaurant (along with the hotel’s Cantonese kitchen, Lai Po Heen). The festival cannot come at a better time as Mandarin Oriental has just appointed a new Chef de Cuisine…

How to Photograph Food & Hennessy X.O Appreciation Grows Gastronomy 2011 with Chef Cheong Liew

Make no mistakes about it that everyone, and I mean everyone, can take photographs of food. It’s blatantly easy, all you need is a camera, and you start shooting. Viola. Food shots. But making a dish look like culinary pornography, that’s a whole different thing all together – it’s an art form that only a…

Recipe: Michael Elfwing’s Chicken Liver Pâté and Red Onion Jam

My kitchen is my sanctuary, or so I’ve written about it before. It’s a warm and comforting cave where I can slowly spend hours cooking my fears and insecurities away. Ultimately, this ritual also comforts my aching stomach and does wonders for my broken heart. The smile on the faces of my family and friends…

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