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How to Cook Your Christmas Turkey over an Open Fire

Posted on: December 24th, 2008 Posted by

Preparing a Christmas turkey is a big responsibility and most cooks dread messing it up.  It is the focal point of dinner that everyone tends to look forward to the most.  Some really enjoy the challenge of cooking a delicious turkey each year while others simply dread it.  Most people only cook a whole turkey once a year so the pressure is really on to make sure it comes out cooked to perfection. Read the rest of this entry »

Dangerous Self-Catering

Posted on: December 19th, 2008 Posted by

When you tuck into your three bird roast next Thursday, think of the poor British troops. They will be on standard rations and without their Christmas dinner when the Taleban blew up their dinner that was destined to be eaten on the 25th.

The list of what was blown up was: Read the rest of this entry »

Best Food to Eat Before a Hike

Posted on: December 18th, 2008 Posted by

There are several different styles of hiking that a person can participate in.  You can hike through the mountains on a warm day or trek through the cold in several inches of snow.  Both can prove to be quite rigorous for even the most seasoned hikers.


Hiking begins the day before, with food!

In order to prepare yourself properly you need to Read the rest of this entry »

Catering for the Rich and Famous

Posted on: December 11th, 2008 Posted by

Preparing food for the rich and famous can be one of the best jobs a caterer can have.  They are typically able to prepare some of the most exquisite meals in their repertoire as the rich and famous expect more than just a big 7 from the Little Chef.  With this substantial amount of freedom they are able to produce Read the rest of this entry »

Yes, self-catering does take more time and effort than being waited on at a restaurant. Yes, you are meant to be on holiday and everyone knows how hard you work, but consider exactly where your food is coming from. Is the waiter a close personal friend, or is he simply someone who hates his job being told what to do by someone who likely has a better job than him? Read the rest of this entry »