Top 10 most iconic chef’s dishes

1) Joël Robuchon’s ‘Pomme Puree’ This is truly legendary. If you want it bangers and mash style that’ll be £75. The ratio of potato to butter is 2:1. Get your spoon out. Still, this was the man with more Michelin stars (25) than any other chef in history.  “At a time when French chefs barely deignedContinue reading “Top 10 most iconic chef’s dishes”

Marco Pierre White

Perhaps the most enigmatic chef of modern times is Marco Pierre White. He is the first bona fide ‘celebrity chef’ from the UK, rising to prominence in an age that preceded reality television. It was his extraordinary skill as a chef and cut-throat, domineering personality that made him such a fascinating public figure. He canContinue reading “Marco Pierre White”

The Roux Family

Semur-en-Brionnais, Burgundy, above a butchery to be precise. A place steeped in Gallic history and tradition but one that would ultimately have an enromous impact not in France but the other side of the Chanel.  This was the birthplace of Michel (1935) and Albert Roux (1941) , affectionaly  known as the Godfathers of modern restaurant cuisine inContinue reading “The Roux Family”

Michael Winner

He may not have been everyone’s cup of tea but it was his column  ‘Winner’s Dinners’ that many would turn to first in The Sunday Times. Usually funnier, ruder and more succinct than other critics, he was provocative – albeit with his tongue firmly in cheek. Whatever your opinion he was a huge influence in the foodContinue reading “Michael Winner”