Best Food Films: Chocolat

Keeping an open mind when it comes to flavour combinations can produce fireworks! Easter is synonymous with chocolate for a lot of people and the classic chocolate film has to be Chocolat. Is there anyone who has not seen Chocolat ? A young Johnny Depp and Juliette Binoche plus other great actors and lot ofContinue reading “Best Food Films: Chocolat”

Innovation tools #2: Idea Generation Tips

Last January I wrote about idea generation and whether this was a skill that could be learned (BTW the answer you are looking here is YES). I then thought, “Wouldn’t it be nice to put together all the ways I know about coming up with ideas”. “Why not share it with everyone!” was my next thought. “Why not ask friends and colleagues to contribute” was the one that followed. At that point I stopped thinking and got to work and with the help of good friends I curatedContinue reading “Innovation tools #2: Idea Generation Tips”

Lesson #5 If only machines were as gentle as our fingers !

Scaling up a recipe can create quality defects that are not visible on bench or pilot plant. The cookies were beautiful and everyone was so excited about them. They ticked all the boxes. Plenty of chocolate pieces, lovely melt in the mouth texture, a balanced aroma of chocolate mixed in with vanilla and baked biscuitContinue reading “Lesson #5 If only machines were as gentle as our fingers !”

Best Food Films: A Touch of Spice

Sometimes unique ingredients can give a dish its signature and make the difference between a good dish and a great one. This film holds a very special place in my heart, as I recognise a lot of the food and the family idiosyncrasies, even some of the accents, of my father’s family in it. MyContinue reading “Best Food Films: A Touch of Spice”