Mercure Masterclass – Box Hill Burford Bridge


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Head Chef Nick Sinclair teaching the Mercure Masterclass

SurreyK were lucky enough to be invited to a cooking Masterclass at the Burford Bridge hotel, Box Hill on 24th November 2016. Continue reading

Cranberry Aigre Doux — the chef mimi blog

I wanted to share this wonderful post from Chef Mimi who is someone I admire in the food blogging community and who has been a great encouragement to me with my own blog.  If you’re a keen foodie and haven’t come across, then I urge you to look her up because you’re really missing out.  With the festive season fast approaching I thought my readers would enjoy her Cranberry Aigre Doux post as much as I have.  Now does it get any more mouthwatering than cranberry and soft cheese!


Mr. Paul Virant, author of The Preservation Kitchen, claims that aigre-doux means sweet and sour. He also uses the term mostarda, and there are mostarda recipes in his book as well. He states that both terms describe “preserves for cheese snobs and wine geeks.” Well that got my attention! They are supposedly not interchangeable terms, […]

via Cranberry Aigre Doux — the chef mimi blog

Easy Cauliflower and Blue Cheese Soup.


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Easy Cauliflower and Blue Cheese Soup

This soup is perfect on a cold day when something really tasty, filling and nutritious is required for lunch.  Deliciously warming with plenty of flavour and an ideal way to get nutrient rich cauliflower into your diet, particularly if you find plain boiled cauliflower a bit off putting. Continue reading