20th Dec 2016 joe-hurd-tv-presenter-chaos-blog

Chaos.

If, like me, you are a single Northern fella, you will only ever find yourself in the stationery department...


1st Dec 2016 joe-hurd-presenter-blog-tv-chef-aisle

Real Tools.

I am snaking through the home ware department of John Lewis. In my head the shoppers are the red...


7th Nov 2016 joe-hurd-hygge-blog-feature-image

Hung Up On Hygge

The heating has broken. Low growls and burps are squeezing out of the old iron ribbed frame of the...


7th Jul 2016 Aubergine - Joe blog

My Polpette Experience

Zia Rosaria’s kitchen is big and square. Even though it’s located on one of the sunniest points of continental...


10th Jun 2016 Saturday Kitchen logo

Meeting My Maker: A Final Plate of Beans

In 1986 Antonio Carluccios’ first book, “An Invitation to Italian Cooking” was released to the world; at around the...


7th Jun 2016 Bruce Springsteen blog

If I Should Fall Behind…Backstage

Bruce Springsteen has a telecaster wrapped round the middle of his body, his short muscular frame jutting out into...


17th Mar 2016 Joe Hurd Diet blog (pic 1)

Dieting 101: Back to basics

When I was a kid, my Mum took me to see the musical of the life of the great...


3rd Feb 2016 Joe Hurd - Part 2 Ascent blog (pic 1)

Part II. We begin the Ascent.

Here’s some advice: If you’re going to climb a 4,200ft high mountain which is listed as “Sub Arctic” in...


15th Jan 2016 Ben Nevis

Ben Nevis. Part I. Heartbreak Hostel.

I am going to go out on a limb here, but I reckon that Hillary, Shackleton or Captain Scott...


4th Dec 2015 Joe HurdCooking

Joe Hurd – Blue Collar Cook

“Oh – you are a chef?!” “No, I’m a cook” “Oh wow, that’s so cool, what’s your favourite meal?”...


6th Nov 2015 Joe Hurd Fireworks Blog

OL’FASHIONED BONFIRE EVE

Silence hung heavy in the cold November air.  A dense layer of acrid smoke snaked its way through the...