The first “world championship” for eating pickled baby gannets, known as “guga”, has sparked new calls for a total ban on the Hebridean tradition of hunting chicks by clubbing them with sticks.
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Sunday 11 May 2008
Saturday 10 May 2008
Gordon Ramsay's broadside against imported ingredients will come as a surprise to anyone who has dined at Verre by Gordon Ramsay, his "signature restaurant" at the Hilton Dubai Creek, in Dubai. In swish, anonymous surroundings, the menu entirely consists of dishes that might have emerged from the maestro's London kitchens.
Saturday 10 May 2008
Nobody would deny that Gordon Ramsay is a magnificent chef. And his skill in the realm of self-promotion is equally indisputable. But how much does Mr Ramsay know about the economics and environmental sustainability of food production?
Thursday 17 April 2008
When it was first whispered that a woman was to take over as head chef at Gordon Ramsay's flagship restaurant in Chelsea, the man who once said the fairer sex "couldn't cook to save their lives" kept uncharacteristically quiet. The only confirmation that the UK was to see its first ever female three-star Michelin chef came when Ramsay let slip that her name was Clare.
Tuesday 25 March 2008
"Problem anger" is ignored in the UK yet is endemic in society, according to a report published today.
Friday 21 March 2008
In a country where "bastard" is a term of endearment, one might expect people to be inured to strong language. But Australians, apparently, are so shocked by the amount of swearing on television that a parliamentary inquiry is to examine the issue.
Sunday 16 March 2008
Fine dining is alive and well in swanky hotels across the globe, as this rash of recent openings proves.
Sunday 09 March 2008
Last Night's TV: Wonderland: the 92-year-old danger junkie BBC2</br>The Worlds of Fantasy, BBC4<br/>Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA, Channel 4
Thursday 28 February 2008
"Zoom! Up it will go!" said Ron Cunningham, describing the moment at which the fuel-soaked cotton wool attached to his arms would be ignited by his assistant. Ron was in no doubt about the theatrical impact of this moment. "To see a man blazing up on fire, with his arms on fire, his hands padlocked and handcuffed... well, you won't see that very often." You won't, and unsurprisingly a small clutch of local journalists turned up in a Brighton pub for what had been advertised as the Great Omani's last stunt. Ron's son, David, applied the torch and Ron, wearing a flaming flat cap to top off the effect, went up like a Christmas pudding.
Monday 04 February 2008
Gordon Ramsay, the pugnacious high priest of haute cuisine, is moving into casual dining with plans for a series of £30-a-head restaurants devoted to classic British food.
Sunday 20 January 2008
It has been a bad year so far for alumni of Channel 4's Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares.
Wednesday 16 January 2008
The director general of the BBC, Mark Thompson, is usually canny and sure-footed to the point of dullness when being interviewed but, on the Today programme this week, he allowed himself a moment of mild levity.
Saturday 12 January 2008
London, New York, Prague. The capital of the Czech Republic is not the most obvious gastro hot spot, yet it is here that Gordon Ramsay's latest Maze restaurant recently opened, set in the newly revamped and rebranded Hilton Prague Old Town. The first Maze, offering a mix of à la carte and small-plate tasting menus, opened in London in 2005. That format was transported across the Atlantic a year later with a restaurant of the same name unveiled in September 2006 at The London NYC hotel in New York.
Friday 11 January 2008
Sunday 06 January 2008
The first big restaurant opening of 2008 comes from Francesco Mazzei, last seen as the launch chef at St Alban, the follow-up to The Wolesley from Jeremy King and Chris Corbin.
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