Interviews

Daniel Clifford on Michelin and Midsummer House

Daniel Clifford: “Michelin made me a terrible person"

By Sophie Witts

In 2018 it will be 20 years since Daniel Clifford first opened his two Michelin-starred restaurant Midsummer House in Cambridge. The chef recalls the difficult first years of the restaurant, how the shock of winning a star made him ‘not a very nice person’,...

Jonathan MacDonald on Formula 1, dining culture, and burnt aubergines

Jonathan MacDonald on Formula One, Scottish dining and burnt aubergines

By Georgia Bronte

Chef and owner of Glasgow-based restaurant Ox and Finch Jonathan MacDonald has a colourful employment history, having previously worked as head chef for the McLaren Formula 1 team, feeding everyone from engineers to Jay Z. He will open BABA, in partnership...

Adam Simmonds on that Test Kitchen review and getting honest feedback

Meet the chef who genuinely wants customer feedback

By Stefan Chomka

Many people will be familiar with the following situation: after a long lunch or dinner in a restaurant, where you have been served a procession of small dishes, the chef magnanimously comes out and walks the room speaking to diners about their meal.