'I remember very distinctly the Cordon Bleu said: “You don't want to employ her. She's the naughtiest girl in school”'
Adding wine to a dish is nothing new. But what about pouring in half a pint of ale? A growing gang of beer-loving cooks want us to hop to it, as Jamie Waters discovers
Introducing a 10p levy on soft drinks with added sugar across the entire city may be the chef's trickiest campaign yet
Young people spend more than any other age group on meals – much of it on fast food, thanks to a lack of cooking skills
We get what we deserve when it comes to the uninspiring buildings devoid of design in which many of us live and work, according to a panel member of the first government-commissioned review into architecture in more than a decade.
They emphasise they had no idea their frontman was a paedophile
The nation has a new favourite celebrity chef and more of us are cooking from scratch
Want to carve the Sunday roast with the minimum of waste and time? We look at the knives and forks that can do the job
Jamie’s ‘Skint Meals’ represents a reponse to UK poverty with which I was nauseatingly familiar during my skint days
TV chef says all his restaurants would have to close were it not for European immigrants, who are 'tougher and stronger' than their British counterparts
Jamie's quest is to get people from poorer backgrounds to eat better, although I can see why it's possible to find him patronising
Multi-millionaire chef insists low-income families waste their money on ready meals
Minister backs £1bn plan to boost attainment through better nutrition
The QPR manager once confessed he 'couldn’t even fill a team sheet in'
One of the fascinating truths about second homes is that owners always lie about how long it takes to reach them. This is obviously a defence mechanism to protect against criticism or self-doubt.
Our food culture was a laughing stock until 20 years ago When rationing ended back in 1954, British food had a lot to catch up on. As a teenager I used to save up loads of money to go to France and spend it all on good food there. It may have been only 21 miles from England, but Calais tomatoes were a completely different proposition from Dover ones. On one exchange visit, instead of buying cigarettes and alcohol, I spent my money on juicy steaks from a butcher and delicious potatoes at a grocer, and had a feast.