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Not since the war has growing food been so popular with 'townies', and many are now turning their hobby into a business
Victims of paper cuts and stubbed toes don't need scientists to tell them about the pain-healing power of swearing, but new research suggests the more you do it, the harder pain becomes to bear.
Bulldog-browed superchef Gordon Ramsay's business-based woes continue, I can report. The kitchen supremo had what's commonly known as a "nightmare" at the box office this weekend, when the film Love's Kitchen – which features his debut acting performance – achieved UK ticket sales of just £121.
Protégé puts TV chef in the shade with his latest catch: two Michelin stars
Men spending vast amounts on their hair is no surprise. But there's grooming, and there's vanity...
After a difficult period in which he has endured a public falling out with his in-laws, seen his restaurant empire falter and had his recipes voted among the unhealthiest in the world by doctors, Gordon Ramsay's looks might have seemed the least of his woes.
To any Gordon Ramsay watchers who have gathered around this page hoping to witness another disaster: move on – there's nothing to see here. Sure, with Ramsay's family life and business empire in crisis and his most recent restaurant, Petrus, opening to hostile reviews, there was more than a chance that his latest venture could have been a car crash. Instead, the grand old Savoy Grill glides sedately out from under the dust sheets with the well-tuned purr of a vintage Rolls-Royce.
A marriage in trouble involves more than the couple
Together they turned Gordon Ramsay into a global brand synonymous with the highest cuisine and expletive-strewn kitchens but the fiery 12-year relationship between the chef and the father-in-law who masterminded his business empire has finally gone off the boil.
They are words of typically forthright advice that have come back to haunt Gordon Ramsay. During the first season of the US version of his Emmy-winning show Kitchen Nightmares, the celebrity chef berated the owner of the failing Campania restaurant in New Jersey, telling him that unless he sorted out his lacklustre food and poor service his business was "about to fucking swim down the Hudson".
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.
The schedules are full of bossy women invading other people's lives. They're not helping, says Amol Rajan, they're just bullying
There are tough times ahead, but Roux at Parliament Square is more classy coalition than culinary compromise
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."
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.