TV Review: Kew on a Plate

Regular readers of the blog will know how much I love Kew Gardens, which are local to me, just a couple of miles down the road. I’m currently recording a ‘year at Kew Gardens’ in mainly photos on the blog, month by month, and feel so privileged to have these world famous gardens on my […]

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Shaun Dickens at The Boathouse, Henley-on-Thames

It was back in December 2011 that I first interviewed exciting young chef, Shaun Dickens, for my Top Ten Cookery Books series. Shaun had arrived at Fallowfields, a country house hotel in Oxfordshire, a few months before with ambitions to turn round the restaurant – and he did, earning it 2 AA rosettes pretty quickly. […]

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TV Review: Raymond Blanc: The Very Hungry Frenchman, BBC2

There have been some great food programmes on TV over the last few weeks, but I felt a special excitement (yes – food programmes do get me excited!) at the promise of this new series with Raymond Blanc, in which Blanc goes back to France to rediscover his French heritage and cooks professionally in his […]

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