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William’s restaurant recipes for student chefs: spaghetti carbonara

Carbonara is undoubtedly one of the greatest pasta dishes of all time. That silky combination of just set eggs, hard, salty cheese and crispy pork has been a long-time favourite of comfort-food-loving families, the local Italian restaurant and that ‘little place we found in a tiny Italian village this summer run by a mother and […]

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William’s restaurant recipes for student chefs: grilled chicken thighs with salsa verde

I think chicken thighs are the underrated and unsung heroes of chicken. Because they mature on the bone, the meat is juicier, more fatty and flavoursome than the breast. They are also cheaper, which is great in allowing us to create a restaurant-style dish at a student-style price. They form the centrepiece of this midweek […]

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Small plates and a glass of inspiration

This week as The Student’s Chef, I left the kitchen in search of some inspiration. Edinburgh is blessed with a really exciting restaurant scene, and Slighhouse on George IV Bridge fits right in, sporting bare brick walls, a great cocktail bar and an open kitchen. Slighhouse’s menu is a ‘small plates’ idea where, instead of […]

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Williams’ restaurant recipes for student chefs: braised brisket, creamy mash and tasty vegetables

This week, as the chef for The Student, we will be following this simple recipe to make a delicious dish of slow braised brisket, creamy mash potato, and glazed carrots. The dish requires simple ingredients; it only costs £3 a portion; and you will even have some left over brisket for the best sandwiches imaginable. […]

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William’s restaurant recipes for student chefs: Halloween Special

Growing up, it wasn’t Halloween without ribs. Whether that is because of the slightly gory sight of carving up your own rack of ribs at the table, or the fact that they are simply really tasty, I d not know; however ever since I have tried to continue the tradition. And as students throwing Halloween […]

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William’s Restaurant Recipes for Student Chefs: Mackerel and Pickled Vegetables

Ever wanted to learn the craft of cooking restaurant dishes? This series will include simple recipes that are easy to cook in a student’s kitchen, while teaching you techniques that are worthy of working in a five star restaurant. Time and cost are also very important, so supper will be cheap and on the table […]

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William’s restaurant recipes for student chefs: Triple Mushrooms

This week as The Student’s Chef we’ll be focusing on a starter I created to fulfil our three goals: food that is cheap, ever so delicious, and quick to prepare. It is a trio of mushrooms that are varied in texture, flavour and can easily be prepared in 30 minutes. This should be able to […]

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William’s restaurant recipes for student chefs: Soy-Glazed Salmon

I got back in the kitchen this week as The Student’s Chef to create a dish for special occasions. After being inspired last week at Slighhouse, I decided to try out their method for seared salmon, but with a little twist. This will test your skills in plating up; there are no less than 5 […]