Opening a new restaurant is often a quick way for rich people to lose money. It is a gamble opening your doors to the public, just like playing poker. But as with cards, there are ways to hedge your bets. The cautious restaurateur might tend towards well-worn concepts such as the burger joint, for instance, or the fried-chicken shop.
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Friday 03 August 2012
'After a long day tasting, I eat yoghurt to freshen my palate'
Sunday 29 July 2012
Simon King, 45
Friday 27 July 2012
Roots first started selling his Reggae Reggae sauce in 1991 at the Notting Hill Carnival. Sixteen years later, after an investment from Dragon's Den entrepreneurs Peter Jones and Richard Farleigh, it hit the shelves in Sainsbury's. Since then, Roots has written six cookbooks, including his latest, Sweet (Conran Octopus £18.99). His proudest moment remains, however, singing happy birthday to Nelson Mandela when he visited Britain in 1996.
Rosie French & Ellie Grace: ‘Everything’s covered in chilli and garlic, which is great for a hangover’
Sunday 22 July 2012
My earliest memory…
Friday 13 July 2012
'In bali, my favourite restaurant serves only duck, which you eat with your hands'
Friday 06 July 2012
'Grilled lobster with butter and garlic, eaten on the beach, would be my ideal meal'
Friday 06 July 2012
This week I've been eating... Short ribs
Saturday 16 June 2012
Mary Berry, who has been made a CBE, is one of the UK's best-known and well-respected cookery writers.
Friday 15 June 2012
Elia's career has included stints as head chef of, variously, Delfina, The Whitechapel Dining Room and latterly Joe's in Knightsbridge. She is a familiar face on TV in Market Kitchen and is author of two cookbooks, Full of Flavour, winner of the Female Chef Gourmand Award and The Modern Vegetarian, which has just been re-released by Kyle Books.
Sunday 10 June 2012
My earliest food memory... Eating fried clams at the house we used to rent in the summer at Cape Cod; I was maybe five years old. I didn't come from a food-oriented family at all: my mother was a perfectly decent cook, but in the way of most American suburban women at the time, which involved using lots of frozen and canned ingredients and taking full advantage of the revolution in food technology. The dish that's probably most evocative of my childhood, though not necessarily in a good way, is corned beef and boiled cabbage, which we would have on Sunday nights.
Thursday 07 June 2012
Nigella Lawson and Anthony Bourdain are set to front a new competitive cooking show in the States. Tim Walker wonders what these very different TV chefs will bring to the table
Friday 01 June 2012
One of the most influential chefs in the world, Puck has more than 20 fine-dining restaurants dotted around the world, one of which, Spago in Beverly Hills, has two Michelin stars. For the past 18 years, he has been the caterer for the Oscars.
Friday 25 May 2012
Whether you're after a recipe for a spectacular salad or a brilliant barbecue, these have tasty ideas
Sunday 20 May 2012
Sunday 29 April 2012
My earliest food memory...Nipples, obviously, which is my last memory as well! Seriously, though, mozzarella: as a toddler, I got told off for putting it in crazy places, like down other kids' nappies.
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