lemons

For Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezing…

The Grumpy Chef recommends rolling before juicing   Extracting lemon juice by hand can sometimes require a bit of muscle (which can lead to feelings of frustration if you’re as grumpy as The Grumpy Chef is!), but there is a very quick and simple way to reduce the effort. Before slicing your lemon, place it on the kitchen…

Comedy Garden

Cider, Chorizo and Chuckles at Bristol Comedy Garden

Earlier this month, I attended one of the best comedy gigs I’ve ever been to and it wasn’t just the comedy that made it so enjoyable. Sponsored by Magners Irish Cider, who I’m told are now ‘getting into comedy’, this year’s Bristol Comedy Garden featured some fantastic performers, including Craig Campbell, Stephen K. Amos, and Terry Alderton, to…

Simon Hulstone

Interview: Simon Hulstone, The Elephant

Simon Hulstone is one of the most successful chefs in the UK and his passion for food and thirst for knowledge has seen him achieve multiple culinary awards since the age of sixteen. His critically acclaimed restaurant, The Elephant, was the first in Torquay to be awarded a Michelin star and its reputation for quality and excellence…

Baked Camembert with Honey-roasted Figs

Baked Camembert with Honey-roasted Figs

One of the best cheese and fruit pairings there is… It is widely accepted that cheese and fruit are made for one another and Camembert with fresh fig is undoubtedly one of the finest combinations there is. In this case, opposites really do attract, as the delicate, floral flavour of the fig works to cut through the tanginess of the cheese…

Spaghetti with ox tongue, garden peas, hispi cabbage and chilli

An Offering of Offal: Ox Tongue Part Two

A quick and tasty ox tongue recipe from The Grumpy Chef…      Greetings offal lovers, and welcome to part two of this three part ox tongue recipe, brought to you by The Grumpy Chef. Those who missed last week’s post can click here to read the full introduction to the series, with advice on the best way…

Chocolate Heaven at Hamilton House

Chocolate Heaven at Hamilton House

An evening of indulgence at Harriet’s Jolly Nice chocolate workshop… Originally published on Fed Up & Drunk on March 27, 2014 In the heart of Bristol’s Cultural Quarter, Stokes Croft, is a vibrant creative hub that has played an important role in the recent transformation of the area. Once known as a notorious street-drinking zone, it is…