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    1. December 3, 2014

      Best restaurants not on the menu in Canary Wharf

      A record year for London restaurant openings, including many highly rated new eateries in the east end, has failed to...

    2. September 12, 2014

      The chefs’ secret ingredient: Monica Brown

      Monica Brown will leave London later this month en route for her new home in Melbourne, Australia. It marks the end of a...

    1. August 15, 2014

      Recipe: pork chop with peperonata

      When Heston Blumenthal opened his restaurant Dinner in the Mandarin Oriental, one of the most praised dishes, alongside the...

    2. April 28, 2014

      Copenhagen restaurant is world’s best

      Noma, the avant garde Copenhagen restaurant headed by chef René Redzepi, has regained its number one spot in the World’s 50...

    3. April 24, 2014

      Lessons on getting a fat duck to fly to Melbourne

      As we walk into the small garden of Heston Blumenthal’s squat new-build offices not too far from his famous restaurant in...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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....

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. December 2, 2011

      A culinary commute

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

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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