Gastroblog

Gastroblog

British chefs have been in a punchy mood this week, if you believe the media, who've been standing around the likes of Blumenthal, Ramsay and Wareing shouting 'Fight! Fight!'. Clearly it hasn't been a good week for Ramsay who has probably developing a fear of lists as we write this. Not only did Gordon fall off the Sunday Times Rich List, only to be replaced by Jamie Oliver, but he also lost his s…

Read more: Is Heston Blumenthal moving to London?

Clearly the newhounds loved the way the Heston Blumenthal story helped to fill valuable column inches with something other than the credit crunch, as they've been playing close attention to Gordon Ramsay for a follow up story.  First off, they seemed happy to cast aspersions on his finances especially when he sold his much-touted French outpost, but it wasn't too long before a much better story ca…

Read more: Gordon Ramsay's clingfilm and more...

Forget about Michelin-starred chefs and their high-end fripperies, this week's foodie heroine is indisputably Gill Holcome, whom the Mail this week dubs the No Money Nigella. We love the 'it may be a recession read but that's no reason why my book can't have an unfeasibly long title' book title How to feed your whole family a healthy, balanced diet with very little money and hardly any time, even…

Read more: News Round up - 17 March 09

Out in the countryside.....
Heston Blumenthal has been given the go-ahead to re-open the Fat Duck. According to Bloomberg, the restaurant which has been shut since Wednesday 25th February will open its doors to diners tomorrow.

'The Health Protection Agency and the local environmental health office have given us the all-clear to open the restaurant tomorrow, said Heston. 'While they are still await…

Read more: News Round up - 11 March 09

There’s only been one real foodie story this week – the ongoing mystery at the Fat Duck. More than 400 people have now reported becoming ill after eating at Heston Blumenthal’s thrice-starred gastro-destination since early January. The Associated Press relates how while the original problem came to light when 40 diners reported feeling sick after eating at the Fat Duck, more than 160 more have sin…

Read more: News Round up - 7 March 09

As everyone falls over themselves to recommend ways to beat the recession, such as by buying wine at Aldi and Lidl and taking it to your local restaurant, let's take a look at what else his the foodie headlines this week.

Read more: News Round up - 8th Feb

Possibly the biggest story, this week, was Jamie Oliver's latest crusade, Jamie Saves Our Bacon, raising awareness of the dire state of the British pork industry and certain supermarkets' willingness to import pork reared in appalling conditions.  Part of Channel 4's food season, it's the latest attempt by our erstwhile food crusaders (another prominent one being Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall) ro im…

Read more: News Round up - 1st Feb

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