If you have been following the recipe section of my blog you will have noticed some celebrity chefs sharing their inspiring recipes. Michelin starred chefs Theo Randall and Phil Howard are now joined by Alex James (formerly of Blur) and Valentine Warner with more to come!.
Theo Randall won a Michelin star whilst Head Chef at The River Café before opening his own restaurant at the InterContinental near Hyde Park in 2007. Within two years of opening Theo Randall at The Intercontinental where he won the ‘Italian Restaurant of The Year’ Award at the London Restaurant Awards. Here is a delicious, sesaonal recipe he has chosen to share – Guinea Fowl and Prosciutto
Phil Howard first came into the public eye in 2012 when he appeared on The Great British Menu winning the fish course round. Having worked in kitchens of well-renowned chefs Michel Roux and Marco Pierre White it wouldn’t be long before he took up his own spot as Executive Chef. This was to be at The Square in Mayfair where he has since earned 2 Michelin stars. To find his recipe for Hand Cut Strozzapretti with Pulled Rabbit, Tarragon and Parmesan click here.
All4 has recently launched Celeb Dishes – The Food That Made Me. Partnering with Green & Black’s Organic it highlights and shares favourite recipes from some familiar household names. Each celeb chooses two dishes to share with you, one inherited and one of their own to pass on. The first in the All4 Celeb Dishes series is from former Blur member and now cheesemaker, Alex James. Alex James’ inherited recipe features his Grandad’s mint sauce, it looks like a winner for a Sunday lunch! For a fabulous Sunday roast lamb with mint sauce click here for the recipe.
Recently I was lucky enough to meet celebrity chef Valentine Warner and have him cook a delicious dinner inspired by Leffe beer and his love of slow cooking. Valentine has devised some delicious slow cooked recipes that pair perfectly with the taste of Leffe, the Belgian abbey beer. Here he shares his recipe for Pommes Boulanger which was served up with a delicious slow-cooked lamb (recipe soon!) and a fresh tomato salad. Click here for Valentine’s Pommes Boulanger recipe!
I am also pleased to welcome my friend and fellow foodie Tristan Bacon as a new guest blogger. Tristan has been a professional chef for many years working both abroad and in the UK. He has worked under Chef Mark Hix at Caprice Holdings for J Sheekeys and The Ivy and now caters to the affluent in Cornwall. Tristan will be coming on board as a chef blogger and providing us all with delicious and easy recipes on a regular basis.
Ingredients at the ready, wooden spoons in hand, let’s get cooking!
If you’d like to try your hand at writing a foodie based guest blog, feel free to get in touch!