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Saturday 30 November 2013
The season of eating, drinking and making merry is upon us and that might even apply if you’ve jetted off on a sun-drenched winter break. Travellers are particularly well served by the rise of food-themed breaks, tours and packages, celebrity chef hotel residencies and cookery courses.
Monday 07 October 2013
The nation has a new favourite celebrity chef and more of us are cooking from scratch
Monday 25 February 2013
His brother Jamie married Colombian bride Alejandra Gutierrez at the venue in 2010
Sunday 07 October 2012
'Watching myself on TV, I cringe; it makes me feel sick'
Thursday 13 January 2011
For a lot of people who work front of house in the catering industry there's a reason it's called "waiting". They're waiting for someone to offer them a better job, whether it's on stage or screen, or just somewhere where your income isn't subject to the capricious generosity of your customers. But for Michel Roux Jr, chef-patron of the Michelin-starred Le Gavroche, waiting on tables isn't an economic stop-gap on the way to celebrity, it's a route to fame in itself. The eight young trainees he'd assembled to take part in Michel Roux's Service, he told us, could be "stars of the future" and the trade they were being trained in a key to great privileges. "Wonderful locations, great experiences, beautiful palaces, that is what this career can give you," he assured them. At every one of which, you'll have the opportunity to be treated like dirt by merchant bankers, I muttered at home, finding it a little difficult to get into the spirit of the thing.
Sunday 09 January 2011
Saturday 13 November 2010
My parents were ... very strict when I was younger. They were disciplined with homework, you had to do it straight away, and they were always striving to get the best out of me. Now, I appreciate that; at the time, you just think mum and dad are mean!
Sunday 31 October 2010
Sunday 30 May 2010
Wednesday 19 May 2010
Saturday 15 May 2010
Monday 08 February 2010
Monday 14 December 2009
Thursday 22 October 2009
Wednesday 02 September 2009
When Marcus Wareing became a chef he decided that his favourite childhood pudding made by his Lancastrian grandmother Emily was worth recreating for paying diners.
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