Category Archives: Spoon Blog 2014

EKSTEDT- the Michelin Starred Fire Pit

Today, Thursday 26 February 2015, Michelin revealed its first dedicated Scandinavian restaurant guide. They awarded EKSTEDT restaurant in Stockholm 1 Michelin star, a confirmation of the award given in their 2013 European city guide. Swedish chef Niklas Ekstedt shows astonishing creativity, producing … Continue reading

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Chef Margot Janse of The Tasting Room at The Rijksmuseum’s new restaurant

On 1 November last year the Rijksmuseum opened its new restaurant RIJKS. Yesterday Dutch born South African resident Margot Janse of the multi award-winning Tasting Room at Le Quartier Français was in Amsterdam to launch Rijks’s seasonal guest chef programme. For this project, the restaurant’s team … Continue reading

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Modernist Cuisine’s Foreign Editions cross the Atlantic

In the USA or Canada and prefer to consume your reading matter in a language other than English? Well your voice has been heard and understood. From today’s date Modernist Cuisine, The Art & Science of Cooking will be available … Continue reading

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A lightening fast ‘Emilia’ burger caught on camera

Earlier this month Shake Shack Covent Garden served up a super limited collaboration of 500 burgers created with chef Massimo Bottura who dropped in to the Covent Garden Shack as part of the London leg of his international book tour for “Never … Continue reading

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Farm Africa Osteria Francescana Auction

For many smallholder farmers in Africa struggling just to put food on their families’ tables, life can be a daily struggle. Christmas is especially hard for parents when all too often they have no choice but to send their children … Continue reading

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Homemade Fresh Pasta Workshop with Chef Damian Clisby of Petersham Nurseries

Winter 2014 sees the launch of a series of cookery workshops and demonstrations hosted by Head Chef Damian Clisby and the kitchen team at Petersham Nurseries. Such was the Italian pasta making workshop that happened on Wednesday. Following Chef Clisby’s … Continue reading

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The Le Parfait Cookery School Tour

We’ve spent the last few weeks visiting some of the top cookery schools in the country with maker of beautiful French preserving jars, Le Parfait and Alexis Gabriel, better known as French Guy Cooking. Le Parfait wanted to visit cookery … Continue reading

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UK Cookery School of the Year Awards 2014: the winners

The third annual UK Cookery School of the Year Awards, a nationwide competition showcasing the best work in cookery schools, has just announced its 2014 winners. Daylesford Cookery School, with which Le Parfait and French Guy Cooking collaborated last week for … Continue reading

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Le Quartier Francais and Chef Margot Janse – Awards, Openings and Festivals

The Tasting Room wins at the 2014 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards We’re thrilled to announce that Le Quartier Francais’s world-renowned restaurant, The Tasting Room, won the Grolsch Service Excellence Award at the 2014 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards held on Sunday … Continue reading

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Skinny Italian Chef, Massimo Bottura, hits UK and US TV screens

The last few months have seen Chef Massimo Bottura appearing on a number of shows as part of his international book tour for Never Trust a Skinny Italian Chef – his first book written in English and now translated into Italian … Continue reading

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