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OLIVE OIL TIMES-pick of the best

Olive Oil Times? Made in ancient times! Olives were very important in ancient times. Cultivation spread far and wide through the ancient Mediterranean to Iberia and North Africa. Fine olive oil became a valuable trading commodity. The olive has a cultural significance as well. A branch of peace and...

LE CREUSET SKILLET REVIEW-WHY EXPENSIVE?

My Le Creuset skillet review is for the home cook that may be spending a great deal more time in the kitchen, perhaps returning to good old-fashioned family meals traditions and restoring the kitchen to a welcoming gathering place for family and friends, as it has been throughout the...

HEALTH BENEFITS EATING SALMON

In my forty years as an executive chef in many of the worlds top restaurants, chef to Sir Elton John and my Michelin star restaurant in the Caribbean, never has there been a menu without one or more salmon dishes. Besides health benefits eating salmon, this fish is delicious...

BEST GOURMET CHOCOLATE-ZCHOCOLATE REVIEW

How I discovered the Best Gourmet Chocolate in the world. By Patrick, Michelin chef in Caracas After retiring from my position as chef to Sir Elton John, I moved to Venezuela and with the financial support of multi millionaire Gonzales Gorrondona, owner of the largest banking network in South...

BILTONG AFRICAN JERKY?

Is biltong African jerky? I am a Michelin chef, born on an African farm so here, I will answer this question. What is it like to live on a farm:? Like a lot of biltong lovers, I was introduced to this culinary treasure as a child, and the addiction...

KITCHENAID ARTISAN STAND MIXERS

    Kitchenaid artisan stand mixersWhen discussing kitchen equipment of any type, I only review quality brands based on personal experience. Why should you trust me?For the past 40 years, I have worked as a chef in some of the worlds top restaurants and hotels, my own Michelin star...

MACHINES WITH BRAINS-THERMOMIX

  One of the most versatile machines with brains on the market today is the Thermomix. My previous article on setting up a home kitchen, left your kitchen in a somewhat rudimentary state, yet certainly sufficient to cook up a mini storm provided of course that you have a...

SETTING UP A HOME KITCHEN

Setting up a home kitchen from scratch CHANGING PERSPECTIVES-a new world is emerging! The aftermath of the COV19 crisis is more likely to see us spending a great deal more time in our own home kitchens. As we are faced with looking at life from a totally different perspective,...