VIDEO: How to peel and dice an onion like a boss chef

We’re starting a fun, slightly cheeky video series to make light of the kitchen basics. Learn from the “Boss Chef” himself, Lij Heron, head chef Lexington Grill, Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah and chef half of the duo. Reggae? Don’t mind if I do. #Jamaicans

This is the first in our new video series, produced, filmed and edited by Chef and Steward. We are add some vibe and a little humour to mundane kitchen tasks while teaching you skills that will turn you into a pro.

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Behind the Scenes of Lexington Grill,Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah, the UAE’s Best Steakhouse

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Here is The Lexington Grill, the Best Steakhouse in the UAE and the Middle East… so says every discerning epicurean (and a few awards). We are sharing food photos to whet your appetite and get you to jump in a car, taxi or on a plane if you will to get here to taste for yourself. It is the essential last thing on every well-researched tourist’s bucket list of things to do in Dubai and for those with a late night flight/red eye flight, it is often the last stop before departing from Dubai International Airport, just under an hour away.

I  was recently commissioned to execute a series of photo shoots  for the Waldorf Astoria.  Here are some behind the scenes shots for you to see what goes into such a superb restaurant operation, headed by Chef Lij and the A’ Team at the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah.

This is the steak your palate has been waiting for.  Enjoy!

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New Year, New Me | How to Make and Keep New Years’ Resolutions

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This was originally written for Kari’s column “When Hunger Strikes” in the wknd magazine of the Khaleej Times. 

Traditionally, I like to start my first column for the year exploring resolutions-the promises we make to ourselves to uphold and strive for in the coming 12 months. This year, I will get a little personal. Continue reading

Happenings | Chef Lij is featured in the Pro Chef Middle East

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Our resident chef, Lij Heron is featured in the December 2014 issue of  Proc Chef Middle East magazine. Pro Chef is a culinary magazine circulated in the Middle East. It is produced by CPI Media and is respected by industry leaders in the region. Get your subscription now.

The photos of the feature were shot by me for the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah as well as the Pro Chef story. I guess it’s safe to say we were both featured.

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How to keep your dinner date from breaking your budget

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When my twenty something brother updated his Facebook status recently, I had to stop and take note. The question grabbed my attention, but what held it was the 203 comments in response to the status within a very short period. Surely he was on to something. Curled up sick in bed, I kept on clicking”Load more comments” on my phone so I could start from the very beginning. This was a saga I could not miss.

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