Antony Worrall Thompson Shoplifting Cheese

10. January 2012 12:11 by Foodshack in Celebrity Chef, Cookbooks  //  Tags: , ,   //   Comments (0)

It has been reported that Antony Worrall Thompson has been caught shoplifting cheese in Tescos. The 60-year-old Ready Steady Cook star said that he had no idea what had been going through his mind after reportedly taking small value items from the Tesco store in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, five times over the course of 16 days. 

Things have gone very quiet about AWT since so maybe this little stunt has not kick started his career as he might have hoped!

Why not treat yourself to one of his books at a steal.  Who knows you might find his Lancashire Cheese Rarebit Recipe!


Heston Blumenthal at Home

10. January 2012 00:00 by Foodshack in Celebrity Chef, Cookbooks  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)


Until now, home cooking has remained stubbornly out of touch with technological development but Heston Blumenthal, champion of the scientific kitchen, is set to change all that with his radical new book Heston Blumenthal at Home.

This book is well presented and written in an informal and friendly manner that makes you feel confident about giving stuff a try and is loaded with plenty of beautiful images, a great starting point for any Heston wannabes. With meticulous precision, he explains what the most effective techniques are and why they work.

Heston's instructions are precise and easy to follow, with lots of helpful tips, and each chapter is introduced with an explanation of Heston's approach to various cooking techniques including Stocks, Soups, meat & Fish.

Recipes include:
Green bean and radish salad
Roast chicken
Shepherd's pie
Sea bass with vanilla butter
The ultimate cheese toastie
Heston's famous Triple-cooked chips.

Whilst some of the recipes may be too complex for a novice this book would make a great present for a keen home chef. As always with Heston this book will change the way you think about cooking forever - prepare for a culinary revolution!


Klarstein Wine Refrigerator/Cooler 28 bottle Capacity

9. January 2012 23:12 by Foodshack in Kitchen Gadgets  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)


The Klarstein compact wine cooler provides storage space for up to 28 bottles. Its lightly tinted panoramic door with a blue LED spotlight makes it an attractive addition to your kitchen or a home bar. Its features are rounded off by its sleek and modern matt black design and illuminated touchpad for ease of operation.

The selection switches are locked after you make your selection preventing inadvertent settings changes.

The refrigerator will keep your wine will be kept in optimal condition with its adjustable cooling temperature range of 8-18° which is perfect for White wines and Champagne.