A crazy passionate
living in London
2016
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@tomaikens:

Some of the dishes from #OustauBaumaniere in#Provence – goats curd with beetroot walnut, artichoke heart with root vegetables & caramel, langoustine with basil & olive oil, grilled John Dory with almonds.

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@tomaikens:

Ultimately refreshing and tasty range of mocktails now on the list at@potspansandboards – get down there!
#PotsPansBoards #Dubai

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@tomaikens:

Dinner at L’Oustau De Baumaniere ! What could be better #provençalesummer

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@tomaikens:

Seabass carpaccio, lemon emulsion, pea snow. Now on @thepawnhk‘s stunning new Set Lunch Menu and totally delicious. See more on my Facebook page.
#ThePawn #SetLunch #HongKong

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@tomaikens:

More delights from #StRemyMarket #Provence local cheese, figs, doughnut peaches…..

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@tomaikens:

Some lovely truffles at the@thefatpighk for truffle & pork Macaroni amongst a few other things #truffleheaven

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@tomaikens:

A few more courses of razor clams with a vinegar granita, the creamed potato with coal oil pickled radish, the beef dripping candle with celery relish, beef tartar with truffle served elegantly in an apple, baked shells of roscoff onion with a gin infused apple consommé, that last bit might not be correct @tomsstory ?!? All served at @rest_story

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@tomaikens:

The start of the snacks at @rest_story – rabbit confit with pickled carrots, pommel soufflés with sour cream & caviar, black pudding with caramelized pineapple purée (nice recipe Tommy) the nasturtium flower & smoked eel storyo, all nice touches Mr Sellers @tomsstory

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@tomaikens:

Making some of this with @emsbread in Hastings, plus a few more surprises. Look out for some live-streaming on my Facebook today as well…

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@tomaikens:

Looking forward to Friday’s Live Q&A on Facebook with this guy @leewestcott at @typingroom!
Don’t forget to tweet us your best questions.
#FacebookLive #QandA #AskTom #AskLee

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@tomaikens:

Grab a glorious lunch on the go with salads like this Heritage Tomato number from @tomskitchendeli.
#TomsKitchenDeli #HealthyEating

@tomaikens:

Fine Dining TV – The Great British Menu and Iron Chef talks to us about where his passion for cooking came from, new ventures and working with culinary greats Pierre Kofmann and Joel Robuchon.

Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary

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@tomaikens:

A great special of a lovely stuffed saddle of lamb with gratin & crisp lamb belly all made by our Head Chef Paul Davies at @tomskitchens #CanaryWharf

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@tomaikens:

The perfect Summer’s Day pud – Mini pavlova with lime curd and fresh fruit.
Check out my recipe on the @gbchefs website.
#Summer #Dessert #Recipe

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@tomaikens:

Beautiful dishes on the new Set Lunch menu at @thepawnhk like this Scallop ceviche, raw fennel salad, orange dressing, apple marigold. You can see the rest on my Facebook page.
#ThePawn #HongKong #SetLunch

Pickled Beetroot and Feta Salad

Pickled Beetroot and Feta Salad

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@tomaikens:

Start the week off right with Avocado, mixed seeds, chilli and a poached egg at @tomskitchens.
#MondayMotivation #TomsKitchen

Venison Casserole with Cranberry Sauce & Mashed Root Vegetables

Venison Casserole with Cranberry Sauce & Mashed Root Vegetables

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The Staff Canteen – Home made ricotta, green olive juice and pine nut ice cream

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@tomaikens:

Time to say goodbye to my team at the @thefatpighk and @thepawnhk thank you all for another great week…

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@tomaikens:

Beef fillet cooked with Seaweed, beautiful plump Langoustine, Foie Gras with Sorrel & delicious poached peach with lavender at the Amber under @rekkebus

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And then they were baked to a lovely golden brown. The brioche bun with pulled barbecue pork caraway coleslaw & battered & fried onion ring.

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@tomaikens:

The old Pawn on the left surrounded by high rise apartment blocks and flats, the ever crazy highway that rarely empties. It’s a nice sweaty 32c today….

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@tomaikens:

The lightest of beet meringues at The Fat Duck with a horseradish cream, fabulous & tasty!

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@tomaikens:

Congrats to the whole team at @potspansandboards for being nominated for the @bbcgoodfoodmiddleeast award for Best Contemporary British Restaurant!
You can vote for us online at bbcgoodfoodme.com/awards/2016

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@tomaikens:

Lovely touch at The Fat Duck!! 🙂

The Staff Canteen LIVE – Lapsang Tea Infused Foie Gras and Pickled Jerusalem Artichoke

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@tomaikens:

Contrary to what it may look like outside right now…Summer has arrived at @tomskitchens with our new Summer menu!
Highlights include this Dressed crab, Dill Cured Salmon and classic Summer Pudding.
#Summer #Menu #TomsKitchen

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@tomaikens:

The delicious #apricot tart being cooked at @tomskitchens – nothing like the smell of frangipane in the morning!!

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@tomaikens:

Stunning shot of @thepawnhk from @cliverodrigues.

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@tomaikens:

On the new Set Lunch Menu at @thepawnhk – Lettuce and cucumber soup, parsley oil, pickled cucumber.
Check out my Facebook page for other new delicious dishes.
#ThePawn #HongKong

Duck Salad

Duck Salad

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@tomaikens:

Wonderful stuff at @thepawnhk‘s roof top vegetable garden, always a pleasure to cook with ingredients as fresh as this! 📷: @lichtlu
#ThePawn #HongKong

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@tomaikens:

Great meal at @theninthlondon with @chefjuntanaka very tasty I would highly highly recommend!!

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@tomaikens:

Coming soon to @potspansandboards is this beautiful plate of asparagus, egg, truffle and chervil 🌱#Repost @ibby_39
#TasteOfSummer #PotsPansAndBoards #Dubai

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@tomaikens:

The White Park loin of beef that has been cut up into steaks all for Toms Kitchen, great beef from Lyons Hill Farm.

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@tomaikens:

The new sticky pig’s cheeks at @thefatpighk with ginger lentils – #tastypork cooked for 2.5 hrs with spices and ginger…

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@tomaikens:

Putting my old bit of sour dough to good use, a nice Tartine of red pepper & red onion relish, grilled avocado & piquillo pepper – perfect for #Summer dare I say!

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@tomaikens:

This little piggy went we we we all the way home! New #barbecue pork buns at the @thefatpighk #hongkong

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@tomaikens:

We have more than a dirty dozen waiting for you at @tomskitchens the beautiful @clarence_court eggs being made into all your breakfast needs. Poached scrambled fried omelette what ever you fancy!

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@tomaikens:

Gluten free customers are welcome here at @tomskitchens #Chelsea!
Thank you @alicia_etc._ for this pic of our open steak sandwich on gluten-free bread.

Hot Cross Buns

Hot Cross Buns

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@tomaikens:

From a slurry of water to a lovely crusty #SourDough#SundayBliss

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@tomaikens:

The very classic #HamAndEggs being served at @tomskitchens – utterly delicious.

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@tomaikens:

Feasting at @thefatpighk!
Lots of delicious dishes on the new menu too, like Char Siu noodles and Singapore noodles with prawns.
#TheFatPig #HongKong

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@tomaikens:

Rolled chicken leg with breast, black sesame and spring onion paste, butternut squash purée now on the Lunch menu at @thepawnhk!
#ThePawn #HongKong #Lunch

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@tomaikens:

The Hebridean lamb that I butchered down in @tomskitchens yesterday! See it live on my Facebook page.

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@tomaikens:

Jammy dodgers being made for the @tomskitchendeli at #SomersetHouse

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@tomaikens:

New dessert coming on soon@potspansandboards A baked Alaska with sour pineapple jam, vanilla parfait, vanilla sponge .. How yum 🍴🍍🍍🍍🍍🍍🍍🍽

The Staff Canteen – Food Development and Food Science.

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@tomaikens:

I know where I’d head to after work if I were you…stunning spot for a drink and some nibbles at @tomskitchens#HMSBelfast.
Thanks to @al_osaurus for the pic!

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@tomaikens:

Super food salad with potted salmon at @tomskitchens #Chelsea for the#chelseaflowershow

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@tomaikens:

Guess what we have for dessert tonight home made doughnuts with a choice of banana & cinnamon, salted caramel & vanilla ice creams all freezing now 🍌🍦😘🍨

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@tomaikens:

My little Josephine is loving daddy’s ice-cream…Vanilla & apricot for one!!

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@tomaikens:

Some serious treats were had at the @theninthlondon I was to busy eating than taking anymore pics. So thank you@chefjuntanaka for feeding us so well. All sublime

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@tomaikens:

Violette was already telling the teacher in the chocolate class in cadburys at @kidzanialondon what to do.!! I’m wondering where she gets it from.. Great time for the two little ones…

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@tomaikens:

These magnificent Hampshire gulls eggs are on special at @tomskitchens with asparagus, piccalilli mayo and celery salt – don’t miss out! 📷: Head Chef Richard O Connell @crackonchef #TomsKitchen #TopProduce

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@tomaikens:

The white park beef being brined, we have brisket & shin that will be slowly simmered to melting point…. Come on down to @tomskitchens to try our delicious #seasonal #specials

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@tomskitchens:

Repost from @tomskitchens using @RepostRegramApp – We’re all dressed up & ready for #chelseaflowershow2016 at #TomsKitchen #Chelsea! #Flowers by @lavendergreenflowers 🌺

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@TomAikens:

Nice bit of Hebridean lamb from @lake_district_farmers just been freshly butchered down… Looking good smelling good and I know will taste good… #special

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Flourless Chocolate Cake

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2014

The Staff Canteen – Baked Hand Dived Scallops

2013

The Staff Canteen LIVE – Cod Brandade, Piglet Belly, Coconut Parfait & Mango