Gordon Ramsay has divided opinion after sharing a picture of a steak cooked medium rare to Twitter, with many followers branding it 'raw'. The British celebrity chef, 53, posted a video of the dish from his Gordon Ramsay Bar and Grill restaurant in London's Mayfair, tweeting: 'Just look at that côte de boeuf at Gordon Ramsay Bar and Grill.... cooked to perfection!'. The tweet quickly racked up 10,00 likes and comments, with many claiming it was underdone, while others arguing that's how steak should be cooked. Gordon Ramsay has divided opinion after sharing a picture of a steak cooked medium rare to Twitter, with many followers branding it 'raw' The British celebrity chef, 53, posted a video of the dish from his Gordon Ramsay Bar and Grill restaurant in London's Mayfair, tweeting: 'Just look at that côte de boeuf at Gordon Ramsay Bar and Grill.... cooked to perfection!' The tweet quickly racked up 10,00 likes and comments, with many claiming it was underdone and … [Read more...] about ‘I can hear it moo!’ Gordon Ramsay sends followers wild after cooking a steak they claim is RAW – but would YOU eat it?
"We have an exciting time ahead," said Gianluca Vialli when taking charge at Watford football club yesterday. As that comment reveals, Vialli isn't very familiar with the Hertfordshire town. His career has taken him from European Cup glory with Juventus to four years with the Kings Road fancy dans at Chelsea. He is a football aristocrat, the cultured face of the sport. Think boutiques, books and bistros, sharp suits and softly spoken words. Watford, in the words of Vince of the town council, will present its new manager with "a different set of challenges". Shopping Versace, Armani, Vialli. The Italians like to dress posh. For Gianluca, Chelsea's allure must have been its reputation as London's nerve centre of chic. There was Emporio Armani, Issey Miyake, Gucci and Hackett. The man's got to stay looking good for those Match of the Day moments, even if it is on the riff-raff's channel next year. So where can he turn to in Watford? The town that gave the world Nick Leeson is hot on … [Read more...] about Gap years
TABASCO is launching its own sriracha sauce that tastes of sweet chillies and garlic with the signature Tabasco pepper kick. This spicy twist on the classic Thai sauce will be available in Waitrose & Partners stores nationwide from November 18. Tabasco’s sriracha sauce has already been available in the US since 2014, but is finally making its way across the pond after five years. A 256ml bottle of the sauce will set you back £2.99 and it is exclusively available at Waitrose, so you won’t find it on sale anywhere else. In comparison, a 455ml Flying Goose sriracha sauce - one of the most popular sriracha brands - costs £2 in Lidl and Iceland, meaning Tabasco’s version is much more expensive. So, if you really want that signature spicy Tabasco kick in your sriracha dip, you’ll have to pay extra.Here's how to cut the cost of your grocery shopSAVING on your shop can make a big difference to your wallet. Here are some tips from Hannah Maundrell, editor … [Read more...] about Tabasco is launching a sriracha sauce and it tastes of sweet chillies and garlic with a spicy kick
The French master chef Joël Robuchon, who rebelled against the stuffy world of fine dining, elevated mashed potato into an art form, and built up a culinary empire across the world, has died aged 73. Named the “chef of the century” by the Gault et Millau cooking guide in 1990, Robuchon was both a highly disciplined perfectionist and a kitchen rebel who became known for cooking mashed potato so exquisitely that critics described eating it as an overwhelmingly “emotional” experience. Robuchon went from working-class roots to young stardom in the 1970s Paris world of fine dining, where eye-watering prices, starched tablecloths and silver cutlery were the norm. But he was credited with changing the rules of French cooking and restoring heartiness to the stark dishes of nouvelle cuisine. He believed it was not the tiny sculpted portions on platters that should matter to diners, but hearty and simple dishes – truffle tart, creamed cauliflower, langoustine … [Read more...] about Joël Robuchon, Michelin-starred ‘chef of the century’, dies aged 73
Tom Aitkens deserves a special place in the history of British haute cuisine. Not because he works in the French tradition, though undoubtedly he does. Nor because, in 1999, he became Britain's youngest holder of two Michelin stars aged just 26, at London's Pied à Terre. Nor even because of his famously fiery temper, which caused him to depart that restaurant after a furious row with one of his brigade. No. His place in history is reserved on account of what he did after the row: he went to work as Lord Lloyd Webber's private chef. Put aside the grievous crime of doing anything which might keep Andrew Lloyd Webber alive, happy and able to compose. What is intriguing about Aitkens's willingness to accept the patronage of the noble Lord is how much of a piece this is within the entire 200-year history of haute cuisine in this country. In France the grand gastronomic tradition was the logical extension of a food culture that grew from the bottom up; from the notion of le terroir … [Read more...] about A brief history of… haute cuisine