Celebrity chef

  • 1 Celebrity Masterchef: the finalists
    Wayne Sleep has missed out on a place in the Celebrity Masterchef grand final meaning that there are just three celebrities left in the kitchen.Ex-EastEnders actress Sophie Thompson, model Jodie...

  • 2 Former Eastenders actress Sophie Thompson wins Celebrity Masterchef
    Former Eastenders actress Sophie Thompson has won season nine of the BBC show Celebrity Masterchef, beating fellow finalists supermodel Jodie Kidd and adventurer Charley Boorman."These look amazing", John told Sophie...

  • 3 Marcus Wareing replaces Michel Roux Jr on MasterChef
    Double Michelin-starred chef Marcus Wareing is to replace Michel Roux Jr on MasterChef: the Professionals.The 44-year-old will join fellow celebrity chefs Monica Galetti and Gregg Wallace on the judging panel...

  • 4 Gordon Ramsay's chunky chips
    Dish type: side dish Serves 4Ingredients1kg potatoes (eg Desirée or King Edward), scrubbed or peeledSea salt and black pepper5 garlic cloves (unpeeled)Few thyme sprigsFew rosemary sprigs (leaves only)Olive oil, to...

  • 5 Be a star baker this Christmas with Eric Lanlard's patissier tricks and tips
    Like many holiday lovers, Christmas is Eric Lanlard's favourite time of year. But, for the famous French patissier it's the anticipation of filling the house with the nostalgic, festive smells...

  • 6 Eric Lanlard's Chocolate and Chestnut Christmas Yule Log
    Dish type: DessertServes 6Preparation and cooking time: about 1 hour,10 minutesIngredientsFor the sponge3 egg whites130g (4¾oz) golden caster sugar 4 egg yolks50g (2oz) unsalted butter, melted100g (3½oz) plain flour2 tsp...

  • 7 Eric Lanlard's Chocolate and Orange Christmas Cake
    Dish type: DessertServes 8Preparation time: overnight soaking, + 25 minutesCooking time: 2–2½ hoursIngredients200g (7oz) golden raisins200g (7oz) seedless sultanas100ml (3½fl oz) orange liqueur, plus extra for soaking200g (7oz) unsalted butter...

  • 8 Eric Lanlard's Purist Christmas Cake
    Dish type: DessertServes 8Preparation time: overnight soaking, + 25 minutesCooking time: 3½–4 hoursIngredients350g (12oz) golden sultanas350g (12oz) raisins¼ bottle brandy350g (12oz) unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing200g (7oz) good-quality dark...

  • 9 Fresh herbs: Recipes and tips that pack a punch
    Fresh living herbs, bought in pots, are a versatile ingredient whose potential extends far beyond garnishing. They are a fantastic and simple way of packing flavour, colour and aroma into...

  • 10 Celeb chef Silvena Rowe talks days off, duck brains and cooking for Olympians
    Fresh from cooking up a feast for a hungry Olympic rowing team, exuberant Bulgaria-born chef Silvena Rowe has taken some time out of her busy schedule to chat to HELLO!...

  • 11 Father of fusion takes you on an epicurean adventure
    Peter Gordon is a chef often known as the father of fusion. It's a culinary style attempted by many and which few succeed at – earning it the nickname of...

  • 12 Top treacle tart from celeb chef Paul Merrett
    Following three years working with Peter Kromberg at Le Souffle and an apprenticeship at The Ritz, Paul Merrett worked under the watchful eye of Gary Rhodes at The Greenhouse in...

  • 13 Treacle tart
    Ingredients For the sweet pastry 250g plain flour, sifted, plus extra for dusting tin 175g butter, plus extra for greasing 75g icing sugar 2 egg yolks 1 tablespoon (15 ml)...

  • 14 Gasto guru Heston Blumenthal to open top London restaurant
    Heston Blumenthal, renowned for his far-out cuisine, is to venture to the British capital in a deal with the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. The Fat Duck owner will open a...

  • 15 Heston Blumenthal on a mission to revolutionise hospital food
    First Jamie Oliver set on a mission to revolutionise school dinners, now celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal wants to do the same with hospital food. The celebrity chef is a year...

  • 16 Sophie Dahl in the frame for new food show
    Move over Nigella Lawson - model-turned-cookery writer Sophie Dahl is being hailed as a new candidate for ultimate domestic goddess. The BBC have reportedly approached the blonde beauty to front...

  • 17 Anthea in tears as husband Grant is booted out of 'Hell's Kitchen'
    Despite being an early frontrunner to take this year's Hell's Kitchen title, Grant Bovey is out of the show after head chef Marco Pierre White identified him as not being...

  • 18 Heat is on for celebs as 'Hell's Kitchen' gets underway
    Before Hell's Kitchen's eight budding celebrity chefs had even whipped up their first meal Marco Pierre White declared: "I don't expect much from them…" adding. "I've not got the time...

  • 19 Curried Jamaican lamb
    Ingredients (Serves 6) 1kg/2¼lb lamb, from the shoulder, cut into 4cm/1¾in pieces with bones 2 tsp mild curry powder 1 onion, peeled and diced 2 spring onions, trimmed and finely...

  • 20 Jamaican brown stew chicken
    Ingredients (Serves 6) 6 chicken drumsticks 6 chicken thighs Juice of 1 lime 3 spring onions, trimmed and shredded 2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped 2 tsp soy sauce...



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