I’ve been travelling to China since 2009, presenting TV and writing cookery books out there as well as bringing the Best of the UK to China. This week I’m going to launch AGA cookers in China. What a privilege to be the man who launches this Great British product in the Far East. Can I help you with your brand in China?
It is the high octane cooking contest that judges the contents of just a spoonful of food. The search is on for the first British winner of the high stakes cooking competition, where flavour is the only thing that matters.
I was never one for rules, I was never one for constant meticulism, but I do like processes. And I do most certainly like good results. Philip Dundas is the same. I envy him, I may have won the Gourmand World Cookbook Award for Best Series of Food Books in the world, but Philip was listed in the Telegraph top 10 books with his book Cooking Without Recipes, does that scare you? Probably at first look yes, but I bet you do it every night!
It’s not everyday one is invited to Windsor, the home of The Queen. A beautiful town just outside London with so much history, a place that’s great to go to for a little escape from the hustle and bustle of London. However, this time I’m invited to try the Gourmet side of Britons favourite take away. Indian. Now, Gourmet food I can tell you much about, having eaten in the world’s finest restaurants, winning the World Cookbook Award and having worked for Le Cordon Bleu there is many a Michelin starred Chef in my little black book. But gourmet Indian? Best bib and tucker on, and a strict talking to the other half we jump on the train at Clapham Junction and arrive just outside the Castle at the Mango Lounge Windsor.
When we think of pub food, the first things that we usually think of are pork crackling, fish and chips, and bangers and mash, but things have changed in the past few years. Even successful figureheads like Mike Belben and David Eyre of The Eagle Pub changed the concept of pubs in London by serving quality food as well as high-end beer and wine thus the term “gastropub” was born in 1991.