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The Hungry Toque
The Hungry Toque Cookbook
The Hungry Toque Cookbook
18 August 2021
Finally burned out. Three or four years in the making. Working the job and the hours of three or four people.
1 August 2021
The idea of writing about quick meals was suggested to me and it was a tussle and struggle to figure out what people want and what they are able to achieve.
20 July 2021
Sesame is hugely involved in cuisines around the world, even defining some of them. Originating in Africa or India as one of the very first seed crops
1 June 2021
We are all attempting to eat less meat. Ethically it is difficult to argue against this, the evidence is now rather overwhelming.
1 May 2021
A very different meaning anywhere else in the world. I feel I have made a luxurious trade in my life to be in this community and climate. Definitely a trade though.
28 April 2021
It is an embarrassment how easily the third hole bent over for me. I started offline but slid right, right down the chute.
Returning to the Greens
24 April 2021
Every shank is forgotten, every pond skimming hook hidden in the depths of our minds and every topped tee to the trees lost in the forest of imagination.
Boning a Bird
1 March 2021
If you can get two then it really is more fun and you have extra time to play. Recently I purchased many a bird to teach how to bone out.
The Braziers Are Still Lit
15 February 2021
We are getting to know our own like never before. 6am is the busiest time. Victoria hums with traffic, the lots start filling with trucks (and only trucks)
1 February 2021
Just when the dreary doldrums of the new year seem to have truly settled in, Valentines baby!
Xenia and Hubris
28 January 2021
A wise man once said that looking after guests is harder than looking after your children. So much fussier, so much more demanding, and so much more needy.
1 January 2021
The days are getting longer and so with it is my patience. Slow simmering shakas and gratins are the only orders we receive right now.
The Fabulous New Years ‘You’, Darling
27 December 2020
Is ‘healthy-ish’ still a thing? The (newly) woke culture of Bon Apetit will surely tell us. Their site really is a wondrous resource.
The December Menu
1 December 2020
This months necessities are simple and consistent. I could happily get by with the three T’s of turkey, twiglets and toblerone but alas I strive to try harder.
1 November 2020
The handwritten menu is a joy to behold. Something ever changing and not set in a locked typeface. The promise of the new and different. The whims of the day.
Pre-Opening Diaries Vol. 2
26 October 2020
Opening the door you’re hit with the warm spices toasting. The last of falls fruits simmering away. Hazelnuts roasting gently in the oven.
Pre-Opening Diaries Vol. 1
20 October 2020
The new food offering is upon us. Everyday starts a different time. We slowly gather at the construction site to talk of the finer things in life.
1 October 2020
Family meal is what happens when you work hard tiresome jobs with a close-knit group of people that are underpaid and undervalued (everyone?).
20 September 2020
The morning air has the fresh snap of a newly picked vegetable. The colours of our foods and our outdoor settings feel more focused and defined.
Under The Heat Lamps
10 September 2020
I write this on the morning of the LFI annual dinner. Everything is ready and so is everyone. A few minor here and there jobs remain to be finished
Eating Naughty Things
20 August 2020
Life is full of these chances to put ourselves in harms way for an experience like no other. Venturing into the strange, raw and wild world makes us feel at one with it.
1 August 2020
Is it the recipes? Technique is tops no matter your level. We are so dependant on recipes regardless of ability. I have been training chefs for a few years
1 July 2020
Unfortunately we need to vote with our wallets and our loyalty to be enjoying wonderful occasions and evenings with people proud to serve them.
Good, Bad & Ugly
1 June 2020
I was speaking with a musically inclined friend of mine and the subject naturally strolled into the topic of modern polka. Fried chicken anyone?
1 May 2020
Food is very easy when you work with it everyday, this i believe to be true of most things. However a recipe caught me off guard
29 April 2020
An extravagant purchase right before the shutdown was just what I needed after brightly burning the wick of the winters catering along with the busy cafe.
Opening for Brunch
1 March 2020
The following was written to pep up Dose coffee and push them a lil bit further. We had many a successful year together. I miss them fondly.
15 January 2020
When the adrenaline has surrendered to the clarity.
1 January 2020
Chefs consider themselves artists and even for everyday cooks the ‘Potluck Pressure’ can bring out the elaborate in us.
The Hungry Toque
26 December 2019
Whether served on the finest local pottery by the fireplace or from a paper bag atop a mountain, a collection of ingredients is so much more than a meal.
1 December 2019
To maintain ourselves we should look to the future, not now. The present is filled with presents, more treats, sweets, meats and feats of culinary largesse please.
20 November 2019
This has been the month to perfect ourselves and prove that we are wonderful strong willed individuals with unique talent and skills.
1 April 2019
Nothing scarier than the terrifying speed of the bug sized bird blindly tossing itself from sweet to sweet. Any summer event and this describes me to a tee.
1 November 2018
I was foolishly apprehensive about what Revelstokians would or would not like. I thought of playing safe and sticking to tried and true
Value of Local
1 October 2018
Local food is truly a joy and the abundant markets of a Saturday bring out the best of the community.