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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Tuesday 02 March 2010
All it took was the prospect of a few canapés – or, perhaps, a few trays of Ferrero Rocher.
Monday 01 March 2010
The wife of television chef Gordon Ramsay was crowned celebrity mum of the year today and said "patience" was the most important virtue for a parent.
Tuesday 23 February 2010
Retailers from Asda to the DIY market leader B&Q have recently cited the near-Arctic conditions in January for a temporary dip in their performance. There was no such excuse needed from Associated British Foods-owned Primark yesterday, as the discount fashion chain posted another stunning set of numbers. ABF's finance chief, John Bason, said he could only conclude that the snow had only had a "limited impact". Given this, Diary will be most interested to see what M&S, right, says about the weather's impact on its sales, given chairman Sir Stuart Rose's famous assertion in 2006 that "weather is for wimps".
Tuesday 02 February 2010
Last Night's Television - The British Family, BBC2; Paul Merton in Europe, Five; Gordon's Great Escape, Channel 4
Tuesday 19 January 2010
Saturday 09 January 2010
Sunday 13 December 2009
Sparks should fly in Hell's Kitchen at the Britannia Stadium on 10 March, when Tony Pulis and James Beattie, last weekend's combatants after the Arsenal-Stoke game, are the advertised star guests in a cooking event with Marco Pierre White, who these days has to be preceded by the moniker "TV chef".
Sunday 13 December 2009
Friday 04 December 2009
Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael: all have had their wares displayed before faithful congregations. Now we hear that two of the UK's most cutting-edge artists – Turner Prize winners Mark Wallinger and Antony Gormley are competing to create a less traditional spiritual masterpiece – to be displayed in Chichester Cathedral.
Wednesday 25 November 2009
The British are coming, and they're smug, swaggering, middle-aged authority figures. How is it that the faces our nation presents to the world have come to be those of Simon Cowell, Jeremy Clarkson, Gordon Ramsay and Piers Morgan? And why is the world – or America, at the very least – so keen on them?
Sunday 08 November 2009
Tuesday 27 October 2009
Gordon Ramsay has told how he underwent a painful beauty treatment to have the deep grooves on his chin filled in, on the advice of Simon Cowell.
Friday 23 October 2009
Bunker time at Ramsay HQ. Sarah Symonds is stretching her legs.
Thursday 15 October 2009
Channel 4 has signed a pioneering deal with video-sharing site YouTube to make hundreds of its homegrown shows available on demand.
Friday 09 October 2009
Anyone thinking of ordering Chinese takeaway some time soon might consider doing so before seeing Rupert Goold's audacious new staging of Puccini's Turandot. Visits to one's local Red Dragon might never be the same again. Imagine an episode of Gordon Ramsay's "Kitchen Nightmares" crossed with Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill and you’re thinking along the right lines.
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