Parmesan Crisp Tuiles

Super easy parmesan cheese crisps. They look fancy but they’re only one ingredient.

Butternut Squash Purée

Glossy, silky, smooth butternut squash purée. It looks impressive and is actually really easy to make.

Sweet Pea Microwave Sponge Cake

A recipe for a vibrant, naturally green, sweet pea microwave sponge cake. You can make this cake without a whipping siphon without any issues. The batter would be too thick to use a whipping siphon anyway but since it's just a regular microwave sponge, you aren't getting that same fluffy aeration.

Encapsulated Olive Oil

A modernist, molecular gastronomy style technique, originally created by Chef José Andrés, these little bon bons are made by trapping olive oil inside a thin layer or isomalt candy. Difficult and finicky to make but with stunning results. These are hard to keep for service and can't really be stored for long so it is […]

Orange Fluid Gel

Here's a quick and simple recipe for making this beautiful fresh orange fluid gel for plating. Serve this with savoury dishes to give a sweet balance to things like duck or use on or in desserts to elevate or compliment flavours. The texture of the gel is super smooth and the flavour is light and […]

Squid Ink Tuiles

Want to know how to make those super cool squid ink coral/ lace tuiles? They're easier than you might think. All it takes is flour, water, oil and squid ink. That and a little patience to and you'll get this beautiful modernist cuisine style garnish.

Cherry Blossom Tree Dessert

 Symbolic of the transient nature of life, the emergence of cherry blossoms welcomes a season of renewal and change. This cherry blossom dessert is inspired by the beauty of the sakura season in both Japan and here in Edinburgh where I live.   In springtime the streets and parks near my apartment are lined with […]

Coffee Caviar

This is a very simple molecular gastronomy technique for making these little espresso bubbles that are great for adding flavour and a different texture to desserts.

Painted Canvas Cake

When I'm feeling down, I need to look outside of myself for inspiration. Art is a great place to look for ideas for new dishes. This painted canvas cakes is inspired by the art exhibits at the Modern Gallery of Art in Edinburgh.