Welcome my An Island Chef blog where I hope I can pass on my passion for good honest cooking and my love for local food and produce. I am a full-time chef and writer lucky enough to live and work in the Channel Islands. So I am able to cook and share recipes for fabulous dishes like grilled Channel Island Oyster with Liberation Blonde Ale and a stunning version of Ratatouille using the summer’s aubergines, courgettes
I’ve now worked on six islands hence the title of the blog. I have cooked in probably just about every type of place you can imagine, from beachside burger joints to famous pizza restaurants, in more than a few really good food pubs, and a former UK hotel of the year. So whether you are looking for some terrific foodie top tips – like how to peel root ginger with a spoon or maybe you just fancy something a bit different like Chorizo jam! I am sure there will be something for you.
It doesn’t matter if you have never picked up a knife or a pan, follow the techniques and recipes and you will be able to make some really fantastic food. Just as important I hope you and your family have fun. I am posting some of my favourite recipes from over twenty-five years of cooking experience in professional kitchens and just as importantly from at home with my family. So whatever food you like, baking – there are lots of yummy cake recipes, barbecues, Chinese, I love Chinese food, Italian, sweet or savoury you can explore the blog easily via the archive, search option or just browse the My Recipes page.