A Chef and Market trader with over twenty years market experience shares his favourite market stalls with you.
Welcome to Bablyon Chef, a place where food, markets and travel all come together in a big melting pot.
My name is Fred Johnson and I am a qualified chef, traveller and I have run my preserves and delicacies business, Elfreds Of The Peninsula for over twenty years. I’ve been cooking in kitchens all over the world for over 40 years. I am also a qualified Chef and Cooking Trainer.
My love affair with food and markets started long ago as a child. I spent a lot of time going to the markets for mum. At the age of 10, I was sent to markets to go and buy vegetables, chillis, meats and fish. I remember playing in the little village night market, which was on most nights of the week.
My experience as a market and festival trader that I have passed on has helped many new and old traders on their way to a successful career, advising them on how to avoid the pitfalls and saving them time and money. With over thirty years’ experience at festivals and markets, I have seen the ups and downs and ins and outs of how they work. As a Trainer and Assessor, I am qualified to pass on my knowledge to all new beginners to the world of markets.
Ten cooking or food tips by a chef with forty years of experience, who has been trading at markets with his products for over twenty years.
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