This week Celebrity Chef from Ready Steady Cook & Fellow Master Chef Steven Saunders, proprietor of The Little Geranium in La Cala serves a tasting menu lunch for his Michelin chef friends… I HAVE many fond memories of growing up, working with and befriending some of the best chefs on this planet! My main training was at The Savoy in London in the 70’s and I worked under Trompetto the head chef who was at that time known as one of the world’s best chefs. -- Advertisement -- When I bought my first restaurant (The Pink Geranium) I became friends with Marco Pierre White who had Harvey’s in Wandsworth until my wife suffered seafood poisoning eating his classic oyster dish and the two of them had a major fall out over it and of course then Marco and I never really talked again! Then in the early 90’s I became friends with Gordon Ramsay and Gary Rhodes. Gordon is a great sporting fan and I met him when we were both guests of Frank Warren at a boxing match … [Read more...] about Michelin Chefs!
Chef gordon ramsay recipes
Banbury’s Bretch Hill estate was a s***hole, according to celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay. But his son Jack found friends on the hill and left having forged real affection for his friend George and estate residents who gave him somewhere to sleep. Jack, educated at Dulwich College, one of Britain’s top private schools, left his luxurious homes in London and Los Angeles to spend a week on the estate where his now-famous Dad spent some of his youth.Shadowing homeless, jobless George - a victim of family breakdown - he visits the maisonettes where Gordon and his sister lived and Bradley Arcade where his grandparents ran a newsagent’s shop.“I often wonder what it would have been like if I hadn’t been Dad’s son; I didn’t do anything to deserve my upbringing” he says in the programme.Before Jack departs through the impressive electric gates of home, Gordon tells his son: “Bretch Hill is a tough neighbourhood. No one wants to visit it but … [Read more...] about ‘It’s a s***hole’ says Gordon Ramsay of Banbury’s Bretch Hill
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has created an authentically Kiwi twist on scrambled eggs using an unexpected ingredient - pāua . The celebrity chef was on our shores earlier this year filming his new National Geographic series Gordon Ramsay Uncharted. Gordon Ramsay takes a Lime scooter for a joy ride around Auckland's viaduct Gordon Ramsay, Steven Adams strike up online bromance Gordon Ramsay refuses to leave money to his kids Ramsay, who often creates unusual eggs for his Youtube channel 'Scrambled', entitled this one 'Abalone Scrambled Eggs in New Zealand'. "Last night on #Uncharted on @NatGeoChannel I went diving for pāua in #NewZealand and now I'm turning them into the most amazing Scrambled Eggs !" he captioned the video. In the clip, Ramsay pounds out the pāua before slicing it thinly and sauteeing it on an outdoor stove. Into the eggs goes a whopping amount of butter and some seaweed to season. "I'm not going to use any salt, … [Read more...] about Gordon Ramsay whips up pāua scrambled eggs on Stewart Island
Now I do appreciate that some of this is probably exaggerated for the cameras. But unfortunately, a trend exists where art imitates life and life imitates art in that world. I'm convinced that these programmes depict real life in commercial kitchens. In turn, these dreadful TV bosses are being seen as role models for an industry where teamwork is essential, but conflict between the kitchen and front-of-house is often the unfortunate norm. I can't tell you how many times I've come across examples of hotels where this behaviour is evident. It's often excused because chefs are 'artists' or because they are in such short supply. "We don't want to rock the boat, or they might leave," said one general manager. Let me also add very quickly, that I have come across countless successful chefs whose behaviour is exemplary. Despite the highly pressurised workplace and hot working conditions, they create a sense of camaraderie and teamwork that gets the job done. In other words, you don't have to … [Read more...] about Hell’s Kitchen is poor recipe for talent retention
Dacosta, who has three Michelin stars and two eponymous restaurants in Valencia city and in Dénia (Alicante province) – the latter of which was once named the top eatery in Spain – says his new premises at 64 Eastcastle Street in the UK capital is his first venture abroad. “I'm very excited about being able to bring part of our tradition and cuisine to one of the five biggest capital cities in the world,” Dacosta says. Its name says it all – Arròs QD – being the valenciano word for 'rice', followed by the chef's initials. What non-Spaniards often term 'paella' is better known to Valencians as 'rice dishes', of which there are literally hundreds of recipes, paella making up just a handful of them and being probably the most-associated with Spanish food outside the country. The extent of Dacosta's menu at his new London premises will give British diners an idea of just how many 'paellas' really exist a two-hour flight from their doorstep. … [Read more...] about Quique Dacosta to open ‘paella’ restaurant in London