Mike Hendry

Interview: Mike Hendry, The Court Dining Room

Scotsman Mike Hendry first moved to Wales in 2004 to work with James Sommerin at the Crown at Whitebrook and was part of the team when the pub was awarded a Michelin star in 2007. In 2013, he joined The Court Dining Room at Llansantffraed Court as head chef, bringing over a decade of high-end…

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A Rarebit of Indulgence

Originally published on Fed Up & Drunk on September 3, 2014 Welsh rarebit, or Welsh rabbit, as it is also known, is one of the finest versions of cheese on toast in the world and one of my all-time personal favourites. While the history of this cheesy treat remains somewhat murky, it is commonly thought…

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An Offering of Offal: Ox Tongue Part Three

The Grumpy Chef shares a light and refreshing ox tongue recipe…  Greetings once again offal lovers, and welcome to the final ox tongue recipe in this three part series designed to show you how to prepare, cook and use this delicious yet under-appreciated cut of meat. If you missed part one containing the full introduction to the series…

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Odd Bits by Sassafras | Bristol

New Bristol-based pop-up restaurant venture gives offal the recognition it deserves… Earlier this month, chef Richard Bowman (aka The Grumpy Chef) of award-winning restaurant The Ethicurean and Tessa Tricks of the Sustainable Food Trust teamed up to form Sassafras — a new pop-up restaurant venture based in Bristol. Their first event, Odd Bits, marked the beginning of their career together and was…

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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 bench…

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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…