Marco Morana

Chef Marco a chef with over 30 years of experience, with outstanding technical knowledge and a proven track record, ​has worked in Rosetted as well as Michelin star restaurants both in Europe and in the USA. He has attended cookery school at the Roux Brother's, Raymond Blanc and Betty of Harrowgate. One of his key achievements, includes success in building the reputation and maximizing clientele of critically acclaimed "one of the best tapas restaurants in the UK". He has the "Midas touch" with turning around restaurants, with a passion and drive for cooking. Some of his other achievements include, being a long standing food stylist for Michelin star Spanish restaurant, Reeds. He has also been featured on Radio Scotland and some of UK's Food Channels.

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Beef & Veggie Stir-Fry

Ingredients 300 gm skirt steak, cut into strips. Maldon Sea Salt freshly ground black pepper Juice of 1 lime 2 tbsp soy sauce 1…

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Crispy fish batter

    Dripping or oil, for frying 400g plain flour, put in the freezer for 15 minutes before using 3tsp baking powder 550ml very cold…

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Blueberry Muffin

    Ingredients 110g Plain flour 110g un salted butter 65g Caster sugar 2 free-range eggs 1½ teaspoons baking powder 125gFresh blueberries Pinch nutmeg  …

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Apple Cobbler

    Ingredients 3large granny smith apples, peeled and sliced 1cup all-purpose flour 1cup sugar 1teaspooon cinnamon 1large free range egg 1⁄2cup unsalted melted butter  …

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A Date with a Smoothie

A Date with a Smoothie Ingredients  300ml Plain Greek Yogurt 6 pitted Medjool dates, 1 tbsp. Bee Pollen 1 tbsp Smooth peanut butter 1/4…

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Strawberries & Cream

  Mother Nature has blessed us with her bountiful of beautiful produce. Quintessentially British, it certainly spells long warm summer afternoons sitting on a…

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Food in a Basket

  Late spring and the beginning of summer, spells a new dawn for the picnic enthusiasts. Dust the cobwebs from your baskets and shake…

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CHEESY SANDWICH

    INGREDIENTS 30g  butter, cut into 3 even pieces 2 slices thick white loaf bread 2 slices cheddar, or Monteray Kosher salt DIRECTION…

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Slow cooked top side of Beef

Ingredients 11/2 kg rolled beef topside 1tablespoon olive oil 4red onions, peeled and quartered 1⁄2a celeriac, peeled and cut into chunks 12shatanay carrots, peeled and halved lengthways…

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Forrest in a glass

    Ingredients  (6) Quantity Flour 2cups Sugar 2cups Cocoa powder ¾ cup Baking soda 2tsp Eggs 2large Salt 1tsp Butter    milk 1cup (if…

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No Nonsense easy chicken taco

Ingredients 10 Tacos 1 Red onion (sliced) 1 red pepper (sliced) 1 medium shredded iceberg lettuce olive oil (sauté chicken) 5 medium tomatoes (sliced)…

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SUPERFOODS

  Foodies who have a health conscious, are constantly on the lookout for new and exotic products within the food market for their diets;…

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Seriously Cereal

    Ingredients 2  1 cup oatsmeal  1 cup almond milk  2 tablespoons chia seeds  2 tablespoons shredded coconut …

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Taste of Dubai

  Taste of Dubai is a food, drink and music festival, were top musician Billy Ocean will be performing at the event this year….

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Savory Yogurt

    40 g Toasted oatmeal 30 g toasted nuts of your choice (Almonds, Hazelnuts, Pistachios and Pine nuts) 2 tbsp Runny Honey 1…

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Roasted Turkey

    Roasted Turkey Ingredients 1 free-range turkey 5–5.5kg Maldon sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 Brown onions, peeled and halved 1…

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Vanilla Panna Cotta

    Ingredients 200 ml full fat milk 200ml double cream 70g castor sugar 1 ½ sheets of gelatin leafs 1 vanilla pod  …

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Know Your Herbs

Fresh herbs are readily available in every good supermarket, so as a foodie, cook or chef you should get to know your herbs as well as learn how to cook with them.

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Doughnuts

Ingredients 1 tbsp fresh yeast 4 tbsp caster sugar 150ml oz full fat milk warmed 225g plain flour, plus extra for dusting ¼ tsp salt 50g unsalted…

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Cranberry Cobbler

  Ingredients 90 g tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus more for pan 180 g Fresh cranberries, 200 g caster sugar, (20 g sprinkle over…

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Pumpkin & Curried Peas

    Ingredients 2 tbsp. unsalted butter 1 medium onion 1 garlic clove 2½ tsp. curry powder ½ tsp. salt ½ tsp. Freshly ground…

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Taste of Abu Dhabi

  Taste of Abu Dhabi is a food, drink and music festival, food being the main attraction. A gathering of people from all corners…

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Pumpkin Risotto

  Ingredients Serves 2 2 tbsp. olive oil 1 tbsp. medium onion (finely chopped) 100 g pumpkin (diced) 200 g Arborio rice 50 ml…

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Tomato Tale

  Tomato which is now an integral culinary ingredient is consumed in a variety of ways, eaten raw or cooked, used in salads and…

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Sustainability

  Many years ago whilst coming through the ranks of a cook, the word sustainability was not a word that really meant anything to…

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Strawberry Smoothie

After the holidays, start with some protein shake to give you an extra boost in the morning! Strawberry Smoothie by Chef Marco Morana Ingredients…

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Kitchen Essentials

  I recall moving into my first apartment many years ago and wondering what I would need in the soft furnishings side. How would…

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Fish Stew

Ingredients 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 bay leaves 2 teaspoons paprika (smoked) 2 shallots diced 1 t tablespoon of finely chopped Fennel, celery,…