Cooking Tips

The Great British Bake Off top tips: Cake week

5th Aug 2015

The BBC programmers have excelled themselves this week, delighting foodies everywhere with the launch of series six of the Great British Bake Off ...


Top tips for the perfect BBQ

21st May 2015

The weather is warming up, we’ve switched our winter boots for flip flops and we’ve dusted off the grill – it can only mean one ...


Top tips for making puff pastry

1st Apr 2015

Making your own puff pastry takes a lot of technique and skill, so we asked our head pastry chef, Stuart Pate for his top tips to remember when ...


Top tips for preparing & cooking mussels | Alex Clark

4th Mar 2015

This month it’s our annual Beer & Mussel Festival at The Cornish Arms in St. Merryn on 21st & 22nd March. We asked Alex Clark, our ...


Pancakes with Mark Puckey

6th Feb 2015

Pancake Day falls on the 17th February this year. For those that are confident in the kitchen, you will be revelling in the chance to show off ...


Happy Pancake Day!

5th Feb 2015

Undecided what to put on your pancakes this Pancake Day? We asked our head chefs what they’ll be enjoying for some inspiration! Jack Stein ...


Valentine’s Day tips from the kitchen

4th Feb 2015

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, so we thought we would ask Nick Evans from St. Petroc’s Bistro and Mark O’ Hagan from Rick ...


Five tips for fish filleting from Nick Evans

30th Dec 2014

One of the most popular questions asked at our cookery school and when our chefs perform demonstrations of their dishes is ‘how do you ...


Christmas cooking tips from Alex Clark

15th Dec 2014

Enjoy some more top Christmas tips- these are from our head chef of The Cornish Arms in St. Merryn, to help give your Christmas dinner the edge ...


Mark Puckey’s guide to kitchen knives part II

15th Nov 2014

Recently, Mark Puckey gave us some tips on how to source the perfect knife. In the second part of his featured blog post, he gives us his top ...