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YOUR KITCHEN IS RESTAURANT-COOK AT HOME!

This is where I work but your kitchen is restaurant too. So cook at home! The covid19 crisis will see many re-evaluating how they spend their social lives More now do we realize.the importance of family and close friends as we establish ourselves in the new normal Kitchens throughout...

JIGSAW PUZZLE TERMS-GASTRONOMY

Is a langoustine a Dublin Bay prawn, Norway lobster or scampi? Jigsaw puzzle terms- in gastronomy I have worked as a chef in some of the top hotels and restaurants in the world besides my own Michelin restaurant in the Caribbean and former chef to Elton John. Depending upon...

TECHNOLOGY NEITHER GOOD NOR BAD-NEUTRAL?

TECHNOLOGY NEITHER GOOD NOR BAD, OR NEUTRAL? This is a topic that many of us may muse over. I am seasoned chef with over 40 years in the industry having worked in many of the worlds top restaurants and hotels as well as serving as chef to Sir Elton...

HOW DID RESTAURANTS BEGIN

How did restaurants begin? An insight into Gastronomy Gastro=Stomach: Nomia=Laws “Whenever you eat somewhere and a few months later you remember what you had, that’s a great meal. That’s very important. If you don’t remember what you had, then something was wrong. You didn’t eat; you were fed.”-Andre Soltner,...

HIDDEN IN THE FRIDGE

        Did you ever find something hidden in the fridge that you had totally forgotten about and had to bin?It illegal throw away money, yet surveys have shown that nearly half (44%) of Americans have found an item in their fridge in the past month that...

WHY CUSTOMER NOT ALWAYS RIGHT-ESCOBAR

I left London and my job as chef to Elton John and opened a Michelin star restaurant in Caracas named Patrick, that I ran for ten years during the 80s, Many of the rich and famous passed through its doors. I greet first lady of France in above pic...

I WANT TO HELP YOU-CHEF PATRICK

I know how you must be feeling. If you are at home, perhaps still in confinement, anxious about what the future holds for you and your family; I want to help you! The current world tragedy will eventually end, but we will face a changed world and a new...

WHAT DO I NEED IN MY NEW KITCHEN?

Whether you are planning to update kitchen budget or planning for new, what do I need in my new kitchen? I am former chef to Sir Elton John and have worked in some of the worlds best restaurants. I would like to brainstorm a few suggestions to give you...

MAKE BEST HOMEMADE BURGER

Make best homemade burger. Its all in the meat patty and the bun Best homemade burgers ever When I was chef to Elton John, the thing he liked best was a good burger! I have admittedly, and only at times of severe hunger pangs, pivoted  to the McDonald’s, Burger...

WOLF DRESSED SHEEP CLOTHING

Wolf dressed sheep clothing. To cut a long story short, I left my job as Elton Johns chef and went to Venezuela. You can’t pull wool over my eyes! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8kQu2YpG-E These were the golden years of the 80’s with a society composed of many rich and millions of poor....