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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Friday 17 September 2010
Gordon Ramsay yesterday became the latest celebrity to be linked with the News of the World phone hacking scandal after it emerged his name features on the list of high-profile individuals kept by a private investigator working for the newspaper.
Sunday 29 August 2010
Friday 13 August 2010
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay today landed a deal that could boost his personal fortune by up to £20 million.
Tuesday 10 August 2010
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is in line for a multimillion-pound windfall as part of a deal to sell the company behind many of his hit TV shows, it was revealed today.
Saturday 07 August 2010
Twelve years ago, Gascon super-chef Pierre Koffmann sold his business on Chelsea's Royal Hospital Road to Gordon Ramsay, and moved Tante Claire, then considered to be London's finest restaurant, to a new home in Knightsbridge's Berkeley Hotel. There, it was assumed, a wider clientele would have the chance to experience the fabled, three-Michelin-starred cooking of this hugely influential chef, whose protégés include Tom Aikens, Tom Kitchin and Gordon Ramsay himself.
Tuesday 06 July 2010
Monday 28 June 2010
Sunday 06 June 2010
I know it's for charity, but I'd rather stick pins in my eyes than watch Soccer Aid between England and the Rest of the World at Old Trafford. Saying that, I would pay good money to see "comedian" Patrick Kielty get a good kicking. Ditto Gordon Ramsay. Mike Myers plays, so chants of "you fat bastard" are allowed.
Sunday 30 May 2010
Wednesday 26 May 2010
1997: the Gallaghers round Tony's. 2010: Jude Law chez Theresa. It's like Gordon never happened. Law could be seen yesterday afternoon perusing the corridors of the Home Office. In one hand – says our mole – he clasped "a square box and a plastic folder."
Saturday 01 May 2010
The owners of long-established restaurants, as of newspapers, need to keep making changes to keep things fresh. A subtle redesign, some fashionable new ingredients, maybe even a shake-up of personnel. What they don't normally do is throw everything out but the name, and start again with completely new content.
Sunday 25 April 2010
Saturday 10 April 2010
It seems only yesterday that I was standing in a nondescript side-street in Fulham, looking without enthusiasm at the tatterdemalion exterior of the Harwood Arms gastropub, before walking inside and enjoying one of the best meals of the year. Now here's another overcast day, another lunchtime taxi ride through the anonymous streets of SW6 (where the shops seem to hang their awnings with shame that they're not as classy as their Chelsea neighbours), and what shall we find this time? Will history repeat itself?
Wednesday 17 March 2010
After taking a good kicking from his detractors of late, Gordon Ramsay has been characteristically keen to respond with a few counter-punches of his own.
Sunday 14 March 2010
Two days back home and then it was off to Central Asia again. This time my destination was Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. As guest of one of the new tycoons this area seems to be producing, this was no ordinary trip. I was put up at a swanky London hotel, wined and dined and then, the following morning, whisked over Europe in a private jet towards Azerbaijan. It was a little like a de luxe special rendition.
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