Secret stagiaire: Club Gascon

Secret stagiaire: Club Gascon

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Pascal Aussignac’s imaginative French restaurant in Smithfield gives our kitchen hand a lesson in foie gras and reveals the chef-patron’s flowery approach to his cooking

The secret stagiaire The Pony and Trap

The secret stagiaire: The Pony and Trap

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Josh Eggleton’s progressive country pub hosts our roving trainee chef this month. Within the Michelin-starred Somerset venue he finds a DIY approach to produce and a positive, nurturing atmosphere.

The secret stagiaire: Kitchen Table

The secret stagiaire: Kitchen Table

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This month our mystery man in whites takes a peep behind the curtain at James Knappett’s Fitzrovia restaurant and finds an obsession with portion control and a dog called Paxo.

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal chef stagiaire

The secret stagiaire: Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

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Our saucing stagiaire learns by degrees at Heston Blumenthal and Ashley Palmer-Watt’s recently reopened restaurant, and resists the temptation to jot down any of the kitchen’s ‘top secret’ recipes.


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