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Cooking in particular has got ever more competitive

Food & Drink: DO TRY THIS AT HOME

Bread making isn't quick, but it is easy. Michael Bateman meets professional baker Stuart Powell, and learns how to turn out a perfect loaf in a domestic kitchen

Hirst protesters fined

Hirst protesters fined

Restaurants: White power

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Profile: Marco Pierre White - The screaming success

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Any hairstyle you like on the menu so long as it's bland

There were 10 different types of coffee on offer at Mezzo's cafe bar in central London yesterday, but only two hairstyles among the waitresses: severe, swept-back ponytails and neat, shoulder-length bobs.

GUIDING STARS

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Making a meal of cows' heads

Animal rights activists have been protesting outside a well-known London restaurant - not because of veal on the menu, but because of the cows' heads on the wall.

Marco's Michelin crown falls to young chef

A 26-year-old chef has become the youngest in Britain to win two Michelin stars, beating Marco Pierre White, who won the same accolade aged 27 - and winning his boss pounds 1,000 in the process.

Shopping in (French) style

For luxurious sale browsing, why not a weekend in Paris?

Have I got 'Who's Who' for you: Paul Merton joins the top people

It used to be the Establishment bible, chronicling the details of archbishops, peers and dons. But as the 149th edition of Who's Who is published next month, the great and the good have been joined by the naff.

? WHY ARE THEY FAMOUS? NO 15: RYAN GIGGS

Main Claim: Apparently he's a pretty good footballer, but we're not too interested in that. Let's face it: Giggsy is best known for his girls and his curls.

Restaurant digest

Bistros and brasseries - relaxed and robust - complement today's grand, flagship restaurants.

Brown praises his bravehearts in a match to savour

If the opening game was all about betrayed expectations, this match was like walking into a greasy spoon "caff" and finding Marco Pierre White behind the stove. An unexpected delight.
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