Tag Archives: Jason Ford

Feeling Blue

I personally don’t think blueberries are actually true blue. They are kind of a dusty indigo colour on the outside and mainly white or pale green on the inside. That said, they are as blue as a food is ever going … Continue reading

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Heavenly Camembert

There aren’t many cheeses that are as heavenly, soft, rich and creamy as Camembert cheese – besides Brie of course. People often can’t tell the difference between Brie and Camembert. The irony is that there isn’t actually much of a difference. They … Continue reading

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Holy Passionfruit

The passionfruit is an elongated oval or round fruit which originates from Central America. The two most common varieties are – the yellow or purple kind. The name ‘Passion’ is not referring to love. The fruit is named after its … Continue reading

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The King Of Spice

I’m a pepper fanatic. By my estimate, it’s the King of all spices. It has been said, that in the history of the spice trade, no other spice had such an impact on early exploration, commerce, different cultures and their cuisines. … Continue reading

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Dreams of Chocolate

Chocolate is produced from the cacao bean, a large pod found on the cacao tree. Cacao trees originated in South America, but are now grown and harvested in Africa, the Far East and the West Indies. Both the pulp and … Continue reading

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Beautiful Butter

It is often stated that the three secrets of French cuisine are: butter, butter and butter. As a chef who trained in the classical French style of cookery, I can confirm this statement as ‘mostly true’. Before I go any … Continue reading

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Pick Of The Bunch

I once heard a comedian joke that grapes always give you a second chance. If you bite into a bad apple, you are stuck with a bad apple. However, if you come across a bad grape, no problem, just move … Continue reading

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Mussel Bound

One of my favourite shellfish is the mussel. Mussels are classified as a bi-valve mollusc. This means they have two shells that are joined together with a strong muscle – much like clams and pipis (or a flip phone). They … Continue reading

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Look Sharp

Besides your hands, knives are the most commonly used tools in the kitchen. As a chef, I’ve had many an altercation with knives, they have been both my greatest ally and most dangerous foe. Simply put, knives and hands don’t … Continue reading

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Carrot Top

Carrots have the unenviable status of being so common; they are often taken for granted. Which is a pity, as they have wide culinary versatility, great nutritional value, are inexpensive and indispensable in the kitchen. Did you know there is over … Continue reading

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