Culinary fare

This site has been set up for ANYONE that has more than a passing interest in food, but definitely with catering students and trainee chefs in mind. Unlike other/most culinary websites this is not about recipes. It is about learning about foods, about the culinary arts and about its rich tapestry of history.

For I truly believe that many modern chefs have forgotten what it is all about; it is not about the fame and glamour, it is not about what the food looks is about the raw product, about the food itself, the guests that grace our tables, it's about remembering the past, our rich history and of course moving ever forward on. Even the greatest past master chefs, took what had come before and developed it further. However what those masters did, that modern chefs do not, is acknowledge that rich past and the great chefs that came before them.

"Respect the food, acknowledge the food, know the food and the rest will start to fall into place"

Tally's famous chef interviews
Tally's bio

Weekly column & recipes
Request a recipe
Submit a recipe

Recipe conversion table
Food safety & hygiene
Culinary techniques
Seasoning of pans
Culinary terms
Food glossary

Chef training
Tutoro's: training restaurant
Photo albums
Tai Poutini

Food info/history
Food additives
Food seasons
Game foods
NZ Wines

(Most of the above pages also contain recipes)

Recipes from the movie : 'Chocolat'

Famous gourmets/chefs
Patron saints of cooks
Catherine de Medicis
Prosper Montagne
Fernand Point
Julia Child

Origins of classical dishes

History of cooking pt1
H.O.C. pt2
H.O.C. pt3
H.O.C. pt4
H.O.C. pt5
H.O.C. pt6

History of the Chef uniform
Restaurants' origins
NZ catering

About the Author
After 20 years as a professional chef around the world, I am now a Chef tutor in New Zealand, I also have my own restaurant, write food columns, review restaurants and sometimes travel the world conducting cooking demo's. I love teaching and with a 1 : 11 tutor/student ratio it affords me the luxury of really getting to know the trainees throughout the year and to give them lots of one to one time. This I believe gives them a far better teaching environment and is the way I was taught and trained

Although I now reside in the Antipodes, I hail from the UK, from a small village in Wales

I hope for all the late nights learning html coding by trial and error and amongst all my research you will find something that interests you. Try a one of the many links to the left.....

Bon appetite signiture

Website currently being updated : 2008