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…]
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…]