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Michelin have yet again had their day in the sun spoilt. Not since 2012 ( 2013 guide), when an IT failure was blamed, has the guide been leaked. The story circulating on the internet is that somebody had stolen an embargoed copy, from a bookshop. Needless to say, Michelin UK […]

Guides: Michelin 2016 – The comment


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Due for publication tomorrow, yet again the French tyre maker’s little red book has leaked. So here are the results for Michelin 2016: New 3 Michelin stars; None New 2 Michelin stars; Umu, London Araki, London New 1 Michelin stars; Portland, London Dining Room at The Goring, London Lyles, London […]

Guides: Michelin 2016 – Leaked


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The release of Michelin 2016 UK guide has yet again been edged closer to being the first major guide of the year, an honour currently held by the Good Food Guide. Initially it was released in mid October, now it is destined for its appearance in the second week of […]

Guides: Rumours for Michelin 2016



TOG Knives
Back at the start of the year, I was approached by Rob Beagley-Brown of TOG Knives, about his product. For those au fait with ChefHermes.com & how we review products, you know it isn’t just based on a brief honeymoon period. No, no, no; We go the whole hog, witness […]

Product review: TOG Knives


weekend edition
So in a week that saw Pizza Express capitulate to public pressure over charging staff to process card tips & gratuities, swiftly followed by Zizzi & Ask brands. There has been no doubt that theses decisions have only happened due  public pressure, not the confrontational style of the Unite or […]

The Weekend Edition


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In the week that saw yet another bunch of fame hungry wannabes/has beens locked in a house for seven weeks, aka ‘Celebrity’ Big Brother, was launched. The Hospitality sector has been reeling from the revelations about yet more shoddy treatment of its staff. Yes, what started out as an exposé […]

The Weekend Edition



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It’s not often I agree with the likes of David Chang & Rene Redzepi, being called a c*nt on Twitter will do that to me, won’t it Rene? A pair of cooks who often overstate their position in life & the sway they have on the masses (See Chang’s piece […]

More on the chef shortage….


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This week the news has been dominated by the Labour Party’s obsession of who is voting for their new leader &, surprisingly, stories about the chef shortage. The main story, other than the chef shortage, has been #bloggerblackmail – more on that later. Stories for the Inbox First up this […]

The Weekend Edition – #Bloggerblackmail


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In a week where we discovered most Facebook users use “haha” to express laughter, while only 1.9% use “lol”, and Reindeer migration is a major live television event in Norway. Yes, I know, I am hoot at a pub quiz. Most of the culinary headlines have been about chefs stating […]

The Weekend Edition