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  1. March 31, 2014

    Blumenthal’s Fat Duck to migrate to Australia for six months

    Heston Blumenthal is relocating his acclaimed restaurant, The Fat Duck, situated in Bray, England, for a six-month spell to...

  2. November 29, 2013

    Short cuts: Mexico’s Escondido hotel; Heston Blumenthal’s new Heathrow restaurant

    Mexico The dynamic Habita Group will open its latest hotel next month, a collection of thatched beach shacks on Mexico’s...

  1. October 29, 2013

    Delia Smith and Nigella Lawson handed wooden spoon for fishing

    The no-nonsense cookbooks of Nigella Lawson and Delia Smith have been a godsend to harried dinner party hosts for years. But...

  2. October 25, 2013

    Short cuts: Heston Blumenthal in a food festival in Italy; Toronto’s $130m indoor aquarium

    Italy Heston Blumenthal is to host a food and skiing festival at the foot of Mont Blanc in February 2014. Blumenthal, chef...

  3. October 4, 2013

    Historic Heston Blumenthal recipes

    Powdered duck Hay-smoked mackerel Tart of strawberries Powdered duck Several recipes in Hannah Wolley’s The Queen-like...

  4. October 4, 2013

    Historic Heston Blumenthal

    Just over a decade ago Heston Blumenthal was browsing in a book shop and picked up a yellow paperback in the cookery...

  5. September 26, 2013

    Michelin rewards London’s stellar eateries

    In a former Victorian toilet block in Bermondsey, the future of London’s dining scene looks bright. Here, at the now...

  6. May 31, 2013

    Nicholas Lander’s summer dining favourites in London

    London For London’s restaurateurs June is a much kinder month than April and May: none of the public holidays that disrupt...

  7. April 29, 2013

    Emerging economies move up world’s best restaurant rankings

    A gastronomic boom in emerging economies has propelled restaurants from Peru, Brazil and Mexico up the rankings in a...

  8. The World

    April 29, 2013

    Emerging eateries: the top 50

    In at number one: Joan Roca of El Celler de Can Roca (Getty) Natalie Whittle, of FT Weekend, reports that a gastronomic boom...

  9. April 14, 2013

    Little Chef serves up a turnround story

    Little Chef is back on the block, with a price tag expected to be in the tens of millions of pounds on the motorway...

  10. January 25, 2013

    At home with sous vide

    In front of me is perhaps the most impractical cookbook I’ve ever used. Modernist Cuisine at Home is a vast, expensively...

  11. January 3, 2013

    Waitrose cheers best ever festive trading

    Waitrose, the upmarket supermarket, said it enjoyed its best ever Christmas and New Year trading, while concerns intensified...

  12. November 23, 2012

    Local goes national

    A couple of weeks ago, I was asked to speak at a “trend conference”. Big companies want to know what’s happening out in...

  13. November 2, 2012

    The self-assembly supper

    I had dinner recently with a chef mate. It wasn’t work for either of us – no pads on the table, no snapping the bread...

  14. September 7, 2012

    The bun fight

    A couple of weeks ago there was a good-natured public spat between two of our nation’s best-loved food critics. One had been...

  15. July 11, 2012

    Bloomsbury ebook sales jump 70%

    Bloomsbury, the publisher of the Harry Potter series, pointed to a “seismic shift” in the book industry as it revealed that...

  16. May 4, 2012

    Spoon fed: how cutlery affects your food

    So you’re having friends for dinner. You’ve worked out a delicious menu, paying careful attention to the colours and...

  17. April 30, 2012

    Bittersweet rankings for Blumenthal

    Its menu famously offers diners a choice of quail jelly and nitro-poached cocktails, roast foie gras and whisky wine gums....

  18. March 16, 2012

    Chef talk: Heston Blumenthal

    He is the father of extraordinary things: lickable wallpaper, live pigeon pies, dishes that take weeks and months of...

  19. February 26, 2012

    Sun on Sunday makes timid debut

    For the umpteenth time in the past four decades, Rupert Murdoch has unleashed a circulation war among Britain’s national...

  20. February 19, 2012

    Scientists prepare test-tube burger

    The world’s first test-tube hamburger, created in a Dutch laboratory by growing muscle fibres from bovine stem cells, will...

  21. January 11, 2012

    Little Chef to close a third of its sites

    Little Chef, the roadside eatery, has announced it will close over a third of its restaurants due to poor trading. The...

  22. January 5, 2012

    Waitrose buoyed by last-minute festive rush

    Waitrose’s online sales rose 49 per cent in the seven days to Christmas, raising fresh questions over the performance of...

  23. December 23, 2011

    A dessert fit for breakfast

    A sweet French version of eggy bread, pain perdu is the perfect accompaniment for ice-cream, served with a slice of...

  24. December 22, 2011

    Proof of the pudding ... is in the bidding

    Christmas puddings made by celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal usually retail in Waitrose, the UK supermarket chain, for...

  25. December 2, 2011

    Let’s do lunch: Dine with an FT writer

    Bidding is now open for the FT’s auction of great lunches with great writers, in support of Sightsavers. The accompanying...

  26. December 2, 2011

    A culinary commute

    Housing markets in south-east England are normally judged on predictable criteria: commutability to London, quality of local...

  27. December 2, 2011

    The delectable dozen: best restaurants of 2011

    It has been a year of eating excitingly. But among memorable introductions there has been the odd, sad farewell. Over the...

  28. December 2, 2011

    Proustian pear drops

    It seems there’s a bit of a surge in the market at the moment for nostalgic confectionery. According to a recent piece in...

  29. November 25, 2011

    Let’s do lunch: Dine with an FT writer

    Do you dream of talking wine with Jancis Robinson, the FT’s wine correspondent, over lunch at a top London restaurant? Would...

  30. October 14, 2011

    The anchovy addict

    Those of us with a serious anchovy addiction will do anything to get our fix. Fortunately, although in a minority, we are a...

  31. September 16, 2011

    Hot on the trail

    Chiang Mai, Thailand When an invitation came to speak about the future of hotel restaurants, my first thought was not about...

  32. August 29, 2011

    Marketing blitz to revive Stoneleigh Park

    Ian Pegler, the Little Chef chief executive who courted television fame and won ridicule, is on a marketing blitz in his new...

  33. August 27, 2011

    Building a chef’s kitchen

    Central London looks different to James Lee. As we drove through town, passing famous restaurants, hotels and clubs, Lee...

  34. August 26, 2011

    The trend: British classics

    Food fashions move in mysterious ways in Britain. One minute, supper clubs and eclectic menus are de rigueur, and the next...

  35. August 12, 2011

    Rosemary, meet garlic

    There must have been a moment when it seemed like a daring and radical idea to flavour a leg of lamb with garlic and...

  36. July 24, 2011

    The job: Food historian

    Ivan Day My headed notepaper says “food historian, museum and country house consultant” but my job is hard to pin down –...

  37. July 15, 2011

    The Inventory: Heston Blumenthal

    Heston Blumenthal, 45, is famous for his experimental approach to food and cooking. The Fat Duck, his restaurant in Bray,...

  38. July 15, 2011

    The culinary art

    View the slideshow “The first 15 minutes are the worst,” says tattooist Bob Done, as his whining needle hovers above chef...

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