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  • Ben Murphy

    Ben Murphy

    Ben Murphy is the wunderkind of British dining and Food and Travel’s Breakthrough Chef 2016. He tells Mark Sansom about his stellar chef’s education and his ethos towards food
  • Mitch Tonks

    Mitch Tonks

    The seafood maestro talks to Blossom Green about peeling shrimps as a child, the dining scene in his native South-West and where he voyages around the world to taste the very best of the Seven Seas
  • Claude Bosi

    Claude Bosi

    A giant in the kitchen and in stature, Claude Bosi tells Mark Sansom about his unplanned route from France to the pinnacle of the British restaurant scene
  • Eneko Atxa

    Eneko Atxa

    The chef at three-Michelin-starred Azurmendi talks to Lizzie Frainier about the best scrambled eggs, where you should have on your Bilbao hit list and why it’s important to always order local
  • Marcus Wareing

    Marcus Wareing

    Years of self-discipline and graft have paid off for the steely-eyed chef from Southport. He tells Mark Sansom about the importance of putting in the hard yards to reap rewards
  • Virgilio Martínez

    Virgilio Martínez

    The Peruvian chef’s Lima Fitzrovia restaurant has held a Michelin star since 2013. He tells Imogen Lepere about making his first ceviche and where he goes to eat in his hometown
  • Raymond Blanc

    Raymond Blanc

    Raymond Blanc was born in 1949 in Besançon’s Franche-Comté region to a watchmaker father and home cook mother. After being told at school he would become a draftsman, he went to work as a clothes cutter in a factory, before finding the restaurant industry aged 19. He moved to Oxfordshire in 1972, opened his first restaurant in 1977 and Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saison in 1984. The restaurant has held two Michelin stars for the past 30 years. Blanc received an OBE in 2008. His partner is nutritionist Natalia Traxel and he has two sons from his first marriage, Olivier and Sebastien.
  • Richard Bainbridge

    Richard Bainbridge

    Winner of the Great British Menu, Bainbridge opened his first solo restaurant in Norwich last year. He tells Imogen Lepere where to eat in his hometown and the restaurants on his international hit list
  • Michel Roux Jr

    Michel Roux Jr

    Michel Roux Jr never questioned that he would be a chef. But after 25 years running Le Gavroche his thoughts are turning to his successor, which is where the ‘best chef in the family’ comes in
  • Albert Adrià

    Albert Adrià

    With a restaurant in the World’s Best 50, the El Bulli legend discusses the food philosophy he shares with brother Ferran, creating new dishes and why he rates margherita pizza so highly. By Imogen Lepere
  • Jason Atherton

    Jason Atherton

    Opening 17 restaurants around the world in just five years, Jason Atherton is cooking in a league of his own. The chef takes a break to tell Mark Sansom how his empire is coming along and how he forged his own path
  • José Pizarro

    José Pizarro

    Having recently opened his third London restaurant, Spanish chef José Pizarro tells Blossom Green what inspires his cooking, where he takes lunch and how he is one of Tom Sellers’ biggest fanboys
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