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Retro Kitchen Linen from Lilly Loray!

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homepage1_editcropLilly Loray is a company currently causing a storm in the world of retro kitchen linen. Not only that but they are also rumored to soon be branching out into rustic furniture designs.

Lilly Loray products for the home include aprons, oven mitts, pot holders, tea towels as well as fabric sold by the meter that you can use to make your own creations! If you need a little bit of inspiration then there’s a DIY Textile Tutorial on their website which shows you how to make a cushion in seven simple steps. Those who sign up to learn how to do so will also receive a fantastic discount on a selection of Lilly Loray fabric!

Bryony Tinn-Disbury is the brains behind Lilly Loray. She brings her love of vintage designs together with her admiration of the UK textiles industry. All of the Lilly Loray products are handmade with expertise in the United Kingdom! By producing these products for the home Bryony has one simple ambition in mind and that is, “to bring bright, bold color into the kitchen”.

With a new range in the pipeline, it’s only a matter of time before you spot one of their designs to compliment your kitchen decor! If you want to keep up to date with all their latest news then click here to follow them on Facebook!

How to be a Great Line Cook!

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If you have a passion for cooking and you like making delicious food which the whole family could enjoy, why not choose a profession as a line cook. True the hours are long, and you don’t get paid very much, but to all that is worth it is still a great way to be close to the thing you love the most.

Know Your Kitchen
Know Your Kitchen

The biggest mistake newbie cooks make when they first start working on the line is to focus more on what everyone else is doing, rather than to explore things on their own. The kitchen is like a living, breathing food factory. Thus the best thing you can hope to do on your first day of working in a kitchen is to know where everything comes and goes: meat, vegetables, spices, cutlery… You have to be able to walk through the kitchen with your eyes closed, because trust me when I say this, you will be running all over the place at one time or another.

Study The Menu
Study The Menu

Even hamburgers have their specific spices and ingredients. At first it would be difficult to memorize all the stuff you’d be cooking, much less the steps necessary to prepare the meal. Be vigilant, mindful and inquisitive. No one is expecting from you to get everything right the first time you get behind the line. Have patience and everything will sort itself out.

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Listen to Authority

If you work in a small to medium size kitchen, chances are that you are going to have a direct supervisor. It might be the chef or some other cook with experience. Listen to every word he tells you, for this kind of information could either make you or break you as a professional line cook. The more you know about the cooking process the bigger chances are that people would like your cooking. Don’t be all-knowing and arrogant around authority figures; nod you head politely even if you already know the subject matter by heart.

Keep it Clean
Keep it Clean

At first you are going to be amazed by how fast everyone moves around you. Do not try to imitate them, for I can promise you that the only thing you’ll end up doing is embarrass yourself. These people did not become fast by screwing around. Experience is what gives the cook both his skills and his speed. When preparing a dish, always make sure that it looks good before you ring the waitress. It should look aesthetically appealing, and by rushing things you can mess up royal. Be quick, be efficient but most importantly – serve food which you would like to see being served to you.

 

Author Bio: Margaret Donney’s big love is cooking and inventing new recipes. This makes her really happy. She is working for carpet clean in Acton and she is really happy to have that kind of job.