Harvest Short Rib Comfort

I wrote this recipe for a guest chef appearance I did on a television show. You can watch me make these in the media section of this website for extra guidance, but it really is a simple, adaptable dish that is hard to go wrong with…. Keep Reading »

Preparing for My Close-Up: A behind the scenes look at cooking on camera

I’ve been cajoled into shooting a few new videos for the Personal Chef Approach website and YouTube channel tomorrow. SO, once again I’m going to have to leave you with an oldie but goodie while I get the set ready, food bought and prepped, think… Keep Reading »

Eau de Vie Julie Anne grappa label

Looking Back, and Ahead over Spa Week

Do you ever like to look back through the years? With a blog that is particularly easy to do. This week one year ago, I was toasting a new era with the launch of the Personall Chef Approach™ on Julie Anne Rhodes.com, and celebrating the release… Keep Reading »

Banana Rum Cake with Salty Caramel Ice Cream

Let Them Eat Cake: The Birthday Menu

After a whirlwind week in the kitchen, first for clients, then for my own party, I thought  “let them eat cake (and a few more courses)” when I had some friends over for dinner last Friday. I did contemplate an entire menu of desserts –… Keep Reading »

The Chill Busting Short Ribs

Models and actresses are often asked to do daft things like walk the red carpet in a sleeveless gown or pose for photos without a coat in forty degree weather.

Braving the London winter without my coat

It never phased me back then. Living in sunny, usually… Keep Reading »