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.
Surely there can be few ventures to induce both anxiety and fear to the extent of a new restaurant opening. Clare Smyth is more than one of Britain’s greatest chefs, having helmed restaurant Gordon Ramsay, Michelin Three Star, for so many years she can justifiably claim to be one of the world’s greatest chefs. You would think, that this would buy Clare Smyth some breathing space from restaurant critics? Well, as you’re about to find out, when you watch this video, nothing could be further from the truth. [Read more…]
If it is any consolation to you, you are not the only chef who obsesses about “drop ins” from restaurant critics.
Chef David Chang the culinary doyen of Umami is at least as obsessed about restaurant critics as you. Here he bears all to [Read more…]
It has been an extremely good week for Michel Troisgros. He has just been named the world’s best chef in the annual top 100 ranking. In case you didn’t know Michel has more than an average amount of pressure and expectation weighing down on his shoulders.
The Troisgros Culinary Dynasty
Michel is the third generation Troisgros to helm the family business and the family businesses is no compromise three Michelin starred dining.
If you have any difficulty imagining the levels of pressure, which come along with this burden of expectation you only need ask [Read more…]
Aiden Byrne is perhaps best known in these parts (these parts being Ireland) for having won a Michelin star while head chef at The Commons Restaurant in Dublin. Prior to this Aidan had also picked. up serious experience while working for Conrad Gallagher at Peacock Alley and Paul Rankin at Roscoffs in Belfast.
Alas it would appear that Aiden has been struck with Manchester’s Michelin star jinks.
A takeaway owner has been jailed for pouring a pot of scalding water over one of his chefs. This chef suffered horrific burns on the night and was forced to work through the pain barrier.
Heston Blumenthal Creates Million Dollar Sandwich
Heston Blumenthal has created the most expensive sandwich in the history of, well, sandwich making. We’re talking about a total development cost running into millions of pounds, including fuel.
The bacon sandwich is among a number of dishes, seven to be precise, which he created for Major Tim Peake (Major Peake is the UK’s first European Space Agency astronaut) to bring along to the International Space Station.
In an interview with the Radio Times Blumenthal said he was “incredulous that after all the billions of pounds invested in space travel, this rocket is taking cans of my food into space!”
The Greatest Chef Of All Time, who is it? There’s no scientific method to finding out and most polls on the subject heavily skew towards who’s in fashion right now.
You’d expect better from us, I hope, so we’ve assembled 24 of the greatest chefs from times present and times past.
All we ask of you is that you think carefully before making your final selection. If we’ve overlooked a great chef who is the best in your opinion then please choose the next best chef from those we have listed. [Read more…]