WATCHING Chris McGowan butcher half a pig before making a delicious dish of pork chop with chorizo and feta-stuffed squid offers a small insight into the physical strength and skill it takes to become a top chef.
DINNER parties have come a long way since Come Dine With Me unleashed a deluge of rectangular plates, fussy jus and peculiar wooden contraptions for presenting food and creating a 'spectacle' in the dining room.
Pizza Boutique 6 Norwich Union House Castle Street Belfast 028 9031 2930 IN THE midst of a few weeks when both James Bond and Batman left us, another cultural heavyweight who left an indelible mark behind him passed away.
THIS time last year, 24-year-old home cook Lope Ariyo was sitting her final maths exams at university in Leicestershire, while entering a Red magazine competition to discover a cook destined to take an African cuisine mainstream.
WE HAVE been blessed with some spectacular weather recently and while I am the first to extol the virtues of pies and roasts, when the sun is shining and we are almost uncomfortably hot, we need something light and fresh and easy to enjoy of an evening or for lunch.
WHAT would your superpower be? I’ve often fancied invisibility – purely for reasons of research, you understand – but I’d be worried it wouldn’t cover clothes, and how many really hot days do you ever get in Ireland? X-ray vision? That’s never made sense; you’d just see bones.
AS THE school year draws to a close, thoughts are turning to getting away from it all, and wherever you're going, what better way to build excitement than some holiday-themed dishes to experiment with new tastes.