Winning a Michelin star is nice! Winning a Nobel Peace Prize is something else and José Andrés looks poised to become the first chef to win one. Andrés has just been nominated by politician John Delaney (D-Md.) who confirmed the nomination to the Washington Post.
Chef Heston Blumenthal first opened the Fat Duck in 1995. In the beginning it wasn’t the Mecca of avant-garde cuisine we know today, no, it was more along the lines of a modern French bistro. However it did not take Blumenthal very long before he became frustrated with the constraints imposed by following this more traditional culinary template.[Read more…] about Heston Blumenthal Wants You To See The New Fat Duck
Serge Burckel is a Chef with an extremely rich kitchen pedigree which has seen him master his craft with the culinary royalty of French cuisine before going on to win recognition for his own kitchens, on more than one occasion, with both Michelin Stars and enviably high Gault Millau scores. When I first came to learn of Chef Burckel it was to see him referred to in the French press as “L’enfant terrible de la gastronomie française, l’Alsacien Serge Burckel,” in a story about a banquet he was putting coordinating, with his friend Jean-Michel Turin, at the Al Wajbah Palace Qatar.