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Marco Pierre White Slams Michelin

Marco Pierre White Slams Michelin

By Claire Miller

French celebrity chef - who was the youngest cook to ever be awarded three Michelin stars - questions the red books relevance and ability to judge restaurants in the modern world.

No Fools at The Swan

No Fools at The Swan

By Claire Miller

Michelin-listed West Malling brasserie The Swan celebrates its eighth birthday on April Fools Day on the back of a sustained period of growth for the converted 15th century coaching inn.

Simon Raps Ramsay over 'Karaoke Cuisine'

Simon Raps Ramsay over 'Karaoke Cuisine'

By Claire Miller

Legendary French food critic Francois Simon has told people not to visit Gordon Ramsays new restaurant in Versailles before he has even had a chance to sample the food at the restaurant. Simon criticised Ramsay for spreading himself too thinly.

Asparagus Season Comes Early

Asparagus Season Comes Early

By Claire Miller

Asparagus is expected to make an unusually early appearence in Cornwall this year, with the first spears anticipated to see the light of day more than five weeks earlier than the traditional start of the season.

Wash 'n Walk Floor Cleaner

Wash 'n Walk Floor Cleaner

By Ecolab

A revolutionary new floor clener which digests the greasy build-up on floors and is proven to increase the friction of clippery kitchen quarry tiles to help reduce accidents.

Novelli Lines Up Second Gastro

Novelli Lines Up Second Gastro

By Jo Bruce

French celebrity chef Jean-Christophe Novelli is to open his second gastropub in May at the French Horn in Steppingly, Bedfordshire. The move is the second of his 10 planned gastropub openings.

Koffmann Returns to the Kitchin

Koffmann Returns to the Kitchin

By Claire Miller

Legendary French chef Pierre Koffmann has come out of retirement to stand in at Tom Kitchins Edinburgh restaurant. Kitchin needed time off to film the Great British Menu TV show.

Heston Sells the Fat Duck

Heston Sells the Fat Duck

By Claire Miller

Heston Blumenthal has sold his multi-award-winning Michelin starred Bray restaurant, the Fat Duck, to his fathers stepbrother. Blumenthal - who boasts three Michelin stars - will continue to run the kitchen.

Landlords Behaving Badly

Landlords Behaving Badly

By Alan Lodge

Men Behaving Badly star Neil Morrissey and PubChef writer Richard Fox are set to open a pub and brewery as part of a new Channel 4 TV series. The real ale enthusiasts will have six months to turn the pub into a succesful business.

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