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Old Jan 31st 2011, 9:37 am
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This follow from a conversation I had with friends a while ago. If you could employ a famous/TV chef to cook for you each day who would it be?

We reckoned that whilst those with Michelin stars would be all well and good would you want to eat like that every day? Would Heston's food really be as interesting if you ate it every day?

On the premise that it's a daily thing my short-list is Jamie Oliver or Rick Stein.

How about you?
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This follow from a conversation I had with friends a while ago. If you could employ a famous/TV chef to cook for you each day who would it be?

We reckoned that whilst those with Michelin stars would be all well and good would you want to eat like that every day? Would Heston's food really be as interesting if you ate it every day?

On the premise that it's a daily thing my short-list is Jamie Oliver or Rick Stein.

How about you?
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Old Jan 31st 2011, 9:47 am
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Nigella Lawson.

Giada de Laurentiis (from the US Food Network. Google her and you'll see why).

She's dead but I think the best chef to cook for you and eat with you would be Julia Child.
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Nigella Lawson.

Giada de Laurentiis (from the US Food Network. Google her and you'll see why).

She's dead but I think the best chef to cook for you and eat with you would be Julia Child.
I think that Giarda de Laurentiis is freaky looking. Can't watch her.

Eat with you? One doesn't eat with the hired help Ethos.
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gordon ramsey is my hero
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This follow from a conversation I had with friends a while ago. If you could employ a famous/TV chef to cook for you each day who would it be?

We reckoned that whilst those with Michelin stars would be all well and good would you want to eat like that every day? Would Heston's food really be as interesting if you ate it every day?

On the premise that it's a daily thing my short-list is Jamie Oliver or Rick Stein.

How about you?
Good question and good choices.

I think mine could be Nigel Slater (maybe Gary Rhodes)
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got to be heston as its an approach to cooking perfection. whilst famous for the oddball stuff his main driving force isnt the oddities but the spectacularly well cooked. gotta be a winner for that reason.

2nd and thrid would be rhodes and locatelli
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Keith Floyd...the maid can clear up after him

(yes, I know he's dead)
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think just for fab every day food with a touch of glamour, and someone i'd love to look at every day, it'd have to be james martin...

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think just for fab every day food with a touch of glamour, and someone i'd love to look at every day, it'd have to be james martin...

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Using that logic, I would go for Rachel Stevens - who cares if she can cook or not.
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Using that logic, I would go for Rachel Stevens - who cares if she can cook or not.
no, it's not the same at all, lol...james martin is a fab cook...you get a double whammy with him...

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Originally Posted by Meow View Post
This follow from a conversation I had with friends a while ago. If you could employ a famous/TV chef to cook for you each day who would it be?

We reckoned that whilst those with Michelin stars would be all well and good would you want to eat like that every day? Would Heston's food really be as interesting if you ate it every day?

On the premise that it's a daily thing my short-list is Jamie Oliver or Rick Stein.

How about you?
The naked chef. Hope he can cook too.
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Originally Posted by Madam Medusa View Post
think just for fab every day food with a touch of glamour, and someone i'd love to look at every day, it'd have to be james martin...

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same here and I wouldn't be bothered if he cooked anything!! I still look at the photo of me and him and think ............
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The naked chef. Hope he can cook too.
he would be too worried about spitting frying pans and split soup to make anything more than a salad.
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Michele Roux Jr - The best cook in London
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