Category Archives: chefs

Danish oyster boot camp (look away now if you don’t like oysters)

As you might have noticed from my rather oyster-centric Twitter feed, last week I spent a few days in Denmark snuffling out oysters. The trip coincided with Denmark’s Oyster Week – an event aimed at raising awareness about the country’s … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Bites: Governor, DUMBO

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I landed in JFK in the midsts of a fleeting tornado. But they didn’t tell us that on the plane: “Ladies and gentlemen, there’s some cloud, wind and rain over JFK at the moment so we’re going to hold off … Continue reading

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Nashville Nosh: The Catbird Seat

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Sometimes when I mentioned to people that I was going on holiday to Nashville their eyes would glaze over. “Why would you go to Nashville? It’s known as ‘Nash Vegas,’” said the girl I met while eating some surprisingly good … Continue reading

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Audio: Angela Hartnett and Gabrielle Hamilton in conversation

Audio: Angela Hartnett and Gabrielle Hamilton in conversation from Rosie Birkett on Vimeo. A couple of weeks ago I had the serious career highlight of being sent by Nowness.com to cover Angela Hartnett and New York chef Gabrielle Hamilton’s collaboration … Continue reading

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Noma: a video

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I have a very shameful confession to make. Last summer I went to Noma in Copenhagen – René Redzepi’s temple to New Nordic cuisine which currently holds the ‘Best Restaurant in the World’ accolade – and enjoyed one of the … Continue reading

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Peter Gilmore’s Coral Garden on Nowness.com

I was lucky enough to interview the lovely Australian chef Peter Gilmore for Nowness.com. We talked about the making of visual artists Chayka Sofia‘s wonderful video of his ‘Coral Garden’ dish, which is a culinary translation of the undulating splendour … Continue reading

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My new favourite place: Ducksoup

Believe the buzz. Ducksoup – and I’m not talking about the 1933 Marx Brothers film – is the shizzle. Or at least, it was when I lunched there last week - packed tightly into my rickety wooden chair on the tiny, jewel box ground floor … Continue reading

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Photo blog: Sven Elverfeld at Aqua

Today I have an article published in the Independent about Sven Elverfeld, a three-Michelin starred chef in Germany whose inventive renderings of his national cuisine has put the unremarkable industrial town of Wolfsburg on the global food map. You can … Continue reading

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The Paul, Copenhagen – a last lunch

On returning to Copenhagen for a second time this year, the first thing we did was go and eat at British chef Paul Cunningham’s Michelin-starred restaurant The Paul, which is set inside the 1800s children’s amusement park Tivoli. Walking into … Continue reading

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Last week in food: steak frites, Angels and Gipsies, Wimbledon and Roganic

Last week was rather epic in eating out terms. It all kicked off on Wednesday with a meal at the City outpost of Le Relais de Venise with some friends I was recently in France with. We needed an excuse … Continue reading

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