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  1. April 13, 2012

    FT Foodies: David Shrigley

    Artist David Shrigley, currently on show at the Hayward Gallery, trained as a fine artist but is known for his cartoons....

  2. March 23, 2012

    FT Foodies: Chris Galvin

    Chris Galvin grew up in Brentwood, Essex, and started his career there as a washer-up for Antony Worrall-Thompson. He went...

  1. March 23, 2012

    Barometer: Design

    Into the woods Pencil Trivet, £9.95, www.conranshop.co.uk Bird Blanket, £133, www.scp.co.uk Becky Baur Mug, £8,...

  2. March 16, 2012

    FT Foodies: Andrew Fairlie

    Chef Andrew Fairlie opened his restaurant Andrew Fairlie at The Gleneagles Hotel, Scotland, in 2001, following spells at...

  3. 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...

  4. March 9, 2012

    FT Foodies: Vivek Singh

    Chef-restaurateur Vivek Singh opened The Cinnamon Club in 2001, in St James’s Park, London. A sister branch in Soho will...

  5. March 2, 2012

    FT Foodies: Darina Allen

    Since 1983 Darina Allen has run the Ballymaloe cookery school in East Cork, Ireland. She has written numerous cookbooks and...

  6. March 2, 2012

    Kitchen stories: Cordon Bleu

    At the top of Le Cordon Bleu’s new London home – sitting in plum position on Bloomsbury Square – there is a hatch that opens...

  7. February 24, 2012

    FT Foodies: David Eyre

    Chef David Eyre grew up in Mozambique and Malawi. He was the founder of The Eagle, Farringdon, and in 2001 opened the Eyre...

  8. February 24, 2012

    Barometer: design

    Library Ladder shelves, £795, www.alexanderandpearl.co.uk Abigail Ahern bookcase wallpaper, £179 per roll,...

  9. February 17, 2012

    FT Foodies: Lord Redesdale

    Rupert Redesdale, a Liberal Democrat life peer, is taking part in the annual parliamentary pancake race, which pits lords,...

  10. February 17, 2012

    The Paris baker: Rose Carrarini

    When Rose Carrarini opened her bakery on the rue des Martyrs in Paris, the French pâtissier across the road assured her it...

  11. February 10, 2012

    FT Foodies: Mark Hix

    British chef Mark Hix opened his first restaurant, HIX Oyster & Chop House, in 2008 in Smithfields, followed by outposts in...

  12. February 3, 2012

    The trend: culinary artists

    A scraped plate is the sign of a happy meal. But these days, the plate may be for sale too, if it takes your fancy. This is...

  13. February 3, 2012

    FT Foodies: Mary Berry

    Mary Berry trained at Bath College of Home Economics and Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, and has been teaching and writing about...

  14. January 27, 2012

    FT Foodies: Tom Aikens

    Chef Tom Aikens grew up in Norfolk. In his early career he worked for Pierre Koffmann at La Tante Claire, later becoming...

  15. January 20, 2012

    FT Foodies: Ole Hansen

    Ole Hansen, 31, was raised in Stavanger, southern Norway. Now living in London, he runs his own smoked salmon business,...

  16. January 13, 2012

    FT Foodies: Giorgio Locatelli

    Chef-patron of the Michelin-starred Locanda Locatelli in Mayfair, Giorgio Locatelli has worked at the Savoy in London,...

  17. December 9, 2011

    Abi Morgan, screenwriter

    Abi Morgan opens the door to Hornsey Town Hall with a plastic swipe card. Through a marble atrium, down a long, green...

  18. December 2, 2011

    Chefs at Christmas

    Ferran Adrià Chef, elBulli Foundation chief and author of The Family Meal (Phaidon) My traditional Christmas meal as a child...

  19. November 25, 2011

    The professionals: Apollonia Poilâne, baker

    If it wasn’t for the internet, all of this wouldn’t have been possible,” says Apollonia Poilâne, sipping a breakfast coffee...

  20. November 25, 2011

    The Inventory: Erin O’Connor

    Erin O’Connor, 33, works with the world’s leading fashion labels and photographers and has appeared in magazines ranging...

  21. November 18, 2011

    FT Foodies: Yianni Papoutsis

    Yianni Papoutsis started his street food burger van The Meatwagon in London in 2009 and went on to set up pop-up dive bar...

  22. November 11, 2011

    FT Foodies: Mark Sargeant

    Mark Sargeant worked with Gordon Ramsay for more than 10 years – at Aubergine, Claridges and the Narrow – before leaving to...

  23. November 4, 2011

    FT Foodies: William Curley

    Chocolatier William Curley, brought up in Fife, Scotland, has two confectionery shops in Richmond and Belgravia, London,...

  24. October 21, 2011

    Something completely magical

    It was a moment I will never forget. “This is the Callas spot,” said Riccardo Muti, at that time music director of La Scala,...

  25. October 14, 2011

    FT Foodies: Mario Batali

    Chef-restaurateur Mario Batali runs a food empire of 18 restaurants across America and also presents The Chew talk show on...

  26. October 14, 2011

    Kitbag: Kitchenware

     Bodum bistro coffee grinder This electric grinder’s lurid green should wake you up while you prepare your morning coffee....

  27. October 7, 2011

    FT Foodies: Stuart Gillies

    Stuart Gillies is chef director of Bread Street Kitchen, the latest addition to Gordon Ramsay’s London restaurants. Gillies...

  28. September 30, 2011

    Food festivals

    Winter has its feasts, but its predecessor, autumn, is no less an eater. This year the season has been positively groaning...

  29. September 16, 2011

    FT Foodies: Simon Hopkinson

    Simon Hopkinson was born in Lancashire. He rose to prominence as chef at Hilaire, London, in the early 1980s and went on to...

  30. July 23, 2011

    FT Foodies: Wolfgang Puck

    Do you believe the maxim “never trust a thin chef”? I don’t think so, it’s not the size of the chef that matters, it’s the...

  31. July 1, 2011

    FT Foodies: Henry Dimbleby

    Do you believe the maxim, never trust a thin chef? I know some really good thin chefs. Bruno Loubet, who was my first boss...

  32. June 17, 2011

    Judo with the FT: Thierry Marx

    Thierry Marx is floored by an opponent at the Institut du Judo, Paris Every Thursday evening, Thierry Marx runs three times...

  33. June 10, 2011

    FT Foodies: Anthony Demetre

    Chef and restaurateur Anthony Demetre runs three restaurants in London with Will Smith: Arbutus in Soho, Wild Honey in...

  34. June 3, 2011

    FT Foodies: Andrew Carmellini

    Chef-restaurateur Andrew Carmellini built his reputation at many prestigious restaurants in the US, including Le Cirque and...

  35. May 20, 2011

    FT Foodies: Sam Hart

    Sam Hart is co-owner with his brother Eddie of Quo Vadis restaurant and members’ club in Soho (www.quovadissoho.co.uk). They...

  36. May 13, 2011

    FT Foodies: Marguerite Patten

    Marguerite Patten, CBE, is author of 170 cookery books. Among many posts, she worked at Frigidaire and at the Ministry of...

  37. April 22, 2011

    FT Foodies: Jack O’Shea

    Jack O’Shea grew up on his father’s beef farm in Tipperary, Ireland. He now has his own butcher’s business, with branches in...

  38. April 16, 2011

    FT Foodies: Nathan Myhrvold

    Nathan Myhrvold is CEO of Intellectual Ventures, a company dedicated to new inventions. He was previously chief technology...

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