I love Marco Pierre White on Hell’s Kitchen

Apparently, Hell’s Kitchen hasn’t been a big ratings success this time round, which must be a bit galling for ITV. You can surmise that when they realised that uberchef Marco Pierre White had agreed to take on the celeb chef role, they would have been creaming themselves. Yup, the ‘enfant terrible’ of chefdom agreeing to appear on a reality TV […]

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Jamie O(li)ver

I watched the first of Jamie Oliver’s new series, Jamie At Home, last night and was sorely disappointed. The concept is Jamie going back to basics and showing you simple recipes, based on ingredients you can grow in your back garden. First stop: tomatoes. It sounds great, but it just didn’t ring true for a number of reasons. 1) Jamie’s […]

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Customer service nightmare

I went to a Little Chef at the weekend, which in retrospect probably wasn’t the wisest thing to do, but when you’re staying at a Travelodge and have a 16-month-old and need breakfast, there aren’t many options. I’ll give them one thing – their marketing is fantastic. The breakfasts looked genuinely appealing and their prices have come down a lot. […]

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