Sally Clarke: Founder of Clarke's
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by Margie Nomura
4M ago
My guest today is Sally Clarke Sally has been described as the unsung hero of British food, and her cooking a masterclass in simplicity. She was just 14 when she envisaged the restaurant that she would one day open and this year Clarkes celebrates it’s 37th year.   Despite the prevailing fad for Nouvelle Cuisine at the time she opened in December 1984 , she never waivered in her mission to showcase fresh and seasonal ingredients, cooked simply and in her trademark unpretentious style. It’s no wonder her restaurant was Lucian Freud’s favourite haunt     In the 25th year of being ..read more
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Ravneet Gill: Pastry Chef, TV Presenter and Author
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by Margie Nomura
4M ago
My guest today is Ravneet Gill Ravneet is fast becoming one of the best known pastry chefs of her generation. After completing a psychology degree, she studied at Le Cordon Bleu before working her way up the ranks in different pastry sections at some of the best restaurants in London - most notably, St. John, Llewelyn's, and Wild by Tart.   Ravneet published her first cookbook - in April 2020 entitled 'The Pastry Chef's Guide: The Secret to successful baking every time' as a handbook to dispel the fear around baking. And since then it looks as though her feet have barely touch ..read more
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Daphne Oz: Chef, TV Host and New York Times Bestselling Author
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by Margie Nomura
4M ago
 My guest today is Daphne Oz. Daphne is an Emmy Award-winning television host, New York Times best selling author, chef, and entrepreneur focused on the worlds of food, beauty, wellness, fashion and media. She also happens to be the mother of four children proving that you can have a very successful career and be a present mother.     Daphne is the eldest daughter of the one and only Doctor Oz – possibly the most famous Doctor in America. But Daphne is a veteran TV personality herself, she spent six seasons as co-host of hit TV series "The Chew," has been a judge on Junior Mas ..read more
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Ella Risbridger: Author
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by Margie Nomura
4M ago
My guest today is Ella Risbridger Author, writer and cook , in her own words: sometimes a journalist and other things too Described by The Times as "the most talented new cookbook writer of a generation", Her debut, Midnight Chicken (& Other Recipes Worth Living For), was published by Bloomsbury in January 2019 and won praise from Nigella Lawson, Nigel Slater and Diana Henry.   A cookbook which starts with Ella trying to take her own life. A cookbook about mental health, cookbook about anxiety, a cookbook about life being difficult and complicated and lots of fun and full ..read more
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Giles Coren: Restaurant Critic, Food Writer and TV Presenter
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by Margie Nomura
4M ago
My guest today is Giles Coren Giles is a food writer and TV presenter.   He has been a restaurant critic and columnist for the Times newspaper for the last 17 years.  He has been Described as Britains Most Powerful Food Critic.   His career has been rich and illustrious. He has written books, presented TV series, written columns and hosted radio shows.   Most recently alongside chef Monica Galetti he is the presenter of Amazing Hotels Life Beyond the Lobby - a BBC series that sees him travel the globe visiting some of the most amazing hotels and rolling up his sleeves to w ..read more
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Pierre Koffmann: One of the Greatest Chefs of All Time
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by Margie Nomura
4M ago
Hello! We are back with a brand new season! I missed you all! My guest today is Pierre Koffman. Often described as one of the greatest chefs of all time. A living legend. He has been a chef for over 50 years. His list of achievements are basically too long to mention. Born in the South West of France in 1948 he didn’t grow up dreaming of becoming a chef and yet he has become the “chef of chefs, the chef all other chefs look up to”. Combining a rustic gutsiness with haute cuisine, Pierre Koffmann knows how to combine tastes and flavours like no one else. He cooks the kind of food he li ..read more
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Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall: Chef, Writer and Broadcaster
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by Margie Nomura
4M ago
Hello! We are back with another BONUS episode for you! My guest today is Surprise! We are back with another BONUS episode for you! My guest today is Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.  Hugh is a chef, broadcaster, food writer and campaigner.  The nation first got to know Hugh in 1997 with his TV show “A Cook on the Wild Side” in which he ate roadkill and all that the countryside’s hedgerows had to offer. And then a year later through his River Cottage series and books filmed at the river cottage estate on the Devon / Dorset border.  In fact he’s now done more than 20 cookery ..read more
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Tom Gozney: Designer, Entrepreneur and Founder of Gozney Wood Fired Ovens
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by Margie Nomura
4M ago
Surprise! We are back with another BONUS episode for you! My guest today is Tom Gozney. Tom is an entrepreneur and designer, he is the founder of Gozney. Gozney for those who don’t know, make incredible outdoor ovens and the business really is taking the world by storm. Tom started out designing a brick pizza oven for his back garden in 2008, and by 2014 was supplying professional ovens to some of the UK’s leading restaurants including Chewton Glen, River Cottage and pizza chain Franco Manca. But his domestic ovens have also collected a loyal following of very famous fans including Tom Aike ..read more
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Gennaro Contaldo: Everyone's favourite nonno!
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by Margie Nomura
4M ago
Surprise! I'm back with a special bonus episode with the one and only Gennaro Contaldo.   The legendary Gennaro almost doesn’t need an introduction. He’s one of the UK’s most loved chefs, he’s widely known as the man who taught Jamie Oliver all he knows about Italian cooking. He spent time entertaining us with the late, great Antonio Carluccio on ‘Two Greedy Italians’, and Channel 4’s Jamie’s Italy with Jamie Oliver.   Referred to as "everyone’s favourite nonno" - he’s written more than a dozen best-selling Italian cookbooks.He has worked across and owned some of londons top Ita ..read more
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James Martin: one of Britain's best-loved chefs and King of Saturday morning television
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by Margie Nomura
4M ago
For the season finale my guest is James Martin.   James has been a mainstay on our tv screens since the mid 1990’s. It’s safe to say that Saturday mornings wouldn’t be the same without him with his hugely popular shows on the BBC’s Saturday Kitchen and now Saturday Mornings with James Martin on ITV.   He appeared on the Big Breakfast but it was arguably his role on Ready Steady Cook – a show that changed food television - that catapulted him to the kind of fame usually reserved for boy bands. At it’s peak 15 million people were tuning in to watch the show on Friday evenings and Marti ..read more
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