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Friday 08 June 2012
After moving from Algeria to Paris in 1977 at 15, Mazouz opened his first bistro, Au Bascou, in Paris when he was just 26. After opening 404, also in Paris, he moved to London in 1997, opening the critically acclaimed Momo and then Michelin-starred Sketch in 2005.
Wednesday 06 June 2012
The lure of Starbucks is almost alchemistic. However much anyone tells you it's an evil conglomerate peddling so-so beverages on a mass scale, you somehow can't shake a smug little feeling of rightness as you settle into its "third-space" shops and nod along to the strategically selected soundtrack.
Wednesday 30 May 2012
It's back! Hot off the stone, our occasional look at crimes against pizza.
Friday 25 May 2012
Godiva Chocolates, founded in Brussels in 1926, is known for its upmarket milk chocolate. Since 1988, Thierry Muret, a trained chemist as well as chocolatier, has been its development chef. The latest Godiva boutique opens today in Harrods in London.
Friday 27 April 2012
A pioneer of nose-to-tale eating and a long-time advocate of the joys of offal, Henderson opened his Michelin-starred restaurant, St John, in London's Clerkenwell in 1994. Along with business partner Trevor Gulliver, he has since opened another restaurant, St John Bread and Wine in east London, and the St John Hotel in central London. He will be cooking a five-course banquet at the Wilderness Festival in Oxfordshire in August.
Friday 13 April 2012
Simon Rogan opened L'Enclume in Cartmel, Cumbria in 2003. It has held a Michelin star since 2008. He has since opened a two-year, pop-up restaurant, Roganic, in London's Marylebone.
Tuesday 27 March 2012
Finsbury Food is hoping Heston Blumenthal's Earl Grey and Mandarin Hot Cross Buns and Peppa Pig cakes will help it to continue its strong sales growth this Easter.
Saturday 17 March 2012
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Thursday 23 February 2012
Been to the Acropolis or Pisa or maybe Paris and found your holiday snapshot ruined by the bustling crowds?
Friday 17 February 2012
A veteran of the kitchens at Claridge's, The Berkeley and the two-Michelin-starred The Square, Byatt has two London restaurants of his own, Trinity and Bistro Union. He also has a cookbook, How to Eat In (Random House), and regularly appears on BBC1's Saturday Kitchen.
Friday 03 February 2012
Simon Hopkinson has been, variously, an Egon Ronay inspector, the chef-proprietor of Bibendum restaurant, a food columnist for The Independent and an award-winning cookery writer. His latest book is The Good Cook (BBC Books, £25).
Friday 27 January 2012
After making his name with Atlantic Bar & Grill in London in the Nineties, Oliver Peyton founded Peyton and Byrne , whose restaurants include those at the National Gallery and Royal Academy. He regularly appears as a judge on the BBC's Great British Menu.
Friday 20 January 2012
Marcus Wareing is the chef/patron of Marcus Wareing At The Berkeley. Having trained alongside Albert Roux, he went on to work as Gordon Ramsay's sous chef and then as his partner in L'Oranger in 1996. He opened the Gilbert Scott restaurant at the St Pancras Hotel in 2011.
Friday 13 January 2012
Stefan Bruderer was born in sight of the Lindt factory in Switzerland and subsequently carried out a three- year apprenticeship as a confectioner in Zurich before joining the company as a product developer.
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