Artisanal food production has never been more popular with any number of chefs and food companys looking to get back to basics.
Why not encourage the DIY enthusiast in your life to back to their culinary roots this Christmas with these smart do it yourself gifts, ranging from perfecting the perfect kombucha tea to churning your own home made cheese.
They'll gain a whole new kudos in the kitchen and you'll reap the delicious rewards of their new found artisanal production.
Check out these smart top 10 do it yourself kits and see what could be brewing at home.
These are tough times for chefs and restaurant professionals around the world, but there has never been a better time to seek advice and help around a number of topics affecting hospitality workers. Here's a round-up of some of the most useful resources for chefs.
Can chocolate go off or go bad? And what do the white bits on old chocolate mean? Here's all you need to know about chocolate expiry dates and whether it's safe to eat chocolate past it's printed date.