Posts from 2012

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Read More Caines Arcade

Posted on Fri, 04/05/2012

The internet is a wonderful tool, it really is, and this is a wonderful example of its power to reach out to people and rally them to a good cause. An extraordinarily upbeat little boy, who's continued optimism,even in the...>>>

Read More Pepper Mills

Posted on Fri, 04/05/2012

How to season food is an oft discussed subject in cookschools - how to get the balance of flavours just right. Rick does it intuitively and naturally, and doesn't like it when I ask him to explain what he's tasting and how...>>>

Read More More racing..

Posted on Sat, 05/05/2012

Courteney is currently racing in the Tour of Gila which is in New Mexico, and Ricks found this series of photos of the second stage that was raced yesterday and which give a feel for what she's experiencing. Lots of climbs...>>>

Read More Data Mining

Posted on Sat, 05/05/2012

I read this article with a feeling of horror, becos it represents an approach that is simply anathema to me. I am incapable of thinking of my customers in purely financial terms, even though I, more than anyone else at Somerset,...>>>

Read More Lucky Peach

Posted on Sat, 05/05/2012

I am due shortly to head over to the restaurant for evening service. We are in for a full night tonight, which I am pleased about, becos the rest of the week hasn't been that busy. Maybe the sudden drop in temperature in...>>>

Read More Dish Components

Posted on Sat, 12/05/2012

We had a huge night in the restaurant tonight. The biggest one we've had in a long time actually - lots of tables of 5's, and 6's and 7's, and not many 2's, which is unusual for us. Not sure if it was a pre-Mothers Day hit,...>>>

Read More An interview with Michael Anthony

Posted on Sun, 13/05/2012

This link is to an interview with Michael Anthony, the chef at the long established Gramercy Tavern in New York City, one of the number of restaurants co-owned by the very clever Danny Meyer. I found it a fascinating read,...>>>

Read More The Power of Vulnerability

Posted on Sun, 13/05/2012

Perfect for my here and now.. Brene Brown in a TED lecture on the importance of vulnerability.......>>>

Read More Ken Robinson on the paradigm of education

Posted on Mon, 14/05/2012

This man is my new hero......>>>

Read More Anthony Bourdain on chefs in America

Posted on Wed, 16/05/2012

I'm about to head over to the restaurant to help with lunch service. For some bizarre reason our bookings this week look heavier at lunchtime than they do at dinner time, which is a bit of a shame, becos I'd rather like to...>>>

Read More A clever idea and the best TV show ever

Posted on Thu, 17/05/2012

Got an animated email from our older daughter earlier in the week exclaiming over a food box that she'd just signed up for which she is going to get weekly. Smart business idea I thought - although possibly you'd need the...>>>

Read More Trip Tremors.

Posted on Thu, 17/05/2012

Our departure date for the trip to Italy is rolling around with somewhat alarming rapidness, and I was reminded to send out an email to everyone coming, earlier this week, just alerting them to some salient information...>>>

Read More Autumnal musings

Posted on Tue, 22/05/2012

Everywhere you turn at the moment, you are beset by leaves - great shoals of dried leaves which waft across the road from the line of pin oaks and congregate in our carpark .Likewise the magnolia on the house side is currently...>>>

Read More Cooking for VIPS

Posted on Tue, 22/05/2012

What constitutes a VIP probably varies depending  on someones world view, but there is no doubt that while we may believe that we cook all food to the same high standard regardless of who it is going out too, that...>>>

Read More Inspired riding

Posted on Tue, 22/05/2012

I think it is impossible to watch this and not be impressed......>>>

Read More Expensive restaurant meals

Posted on Wed, 30/05/2012

My brain is fit to bursting with a whole heap of stuff that's going on. I'm not sleeping, becos I can't seem to find an off switch for my thought processes, and I'm not quite sure what to do with myself. I did however pause...>>>

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