Jay Rayner

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Oh yes, it’s that time of year again when the Michelin naysayers come out to play. I’ve written on this subject in the past, it actually feels like an annual event. But after a conversation with Irish restaurant critic Tom Doorley on Twitter, it seems we must re-visit it again. […]

Restaurant critics & Restaurant guides, the differences.

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What started out as a post lampooning Huffington Post’s American centric view of the world, has now become an annual event on ChefHermes.com, the Top 10 most followed UK restaurant critics on Twitter. With the exponential growth of Twitter over the past 3-4years, it now seems to touch the vast […]

Top 10 most followed UK restaurant critics on Twitter 2015

Dear Sirs, Long before I started writing this site I religiously bought & read your columns about food, be it recipes, restaurant reviews or general food articles. The Observer Food Monthly (OFM) supplement was a particular joy, filled with exquisite images and insightful text, but alas, I won’t be buying […]

An open letter to the editors of The Observer, Guardian ...

It’s really hard to know where to start with yet another Sitwell rant. Factually incorrect and bleating from the rafters to justify his own existence? Let’s dissect these 800 words. Firstly, there wasn’t a tidal wave on the social media as Sitwell says, there was barely a ripple; primarily because […]

Yet another rant by William Sitwell, #Squareplates

Yet again this week a journalist has written about the relevance of the Michelin guide. Clearly these writers have nothing better to scribble about, other than a subject they know little about. The likes of William Sitwell & Jay Rayner, to my knowledge, have minimal front line experience of the […]

Journalists who write about the relevance of Michelin.

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I remember (back in the day) when my best mate, who works for a multi-national IT company, said to me “get involved with this, it’s the next big thing”. Being a bit of geek, although this has now increased as time has gone on, I took a look. I was […]

Twitter for Hotels & Restaurants.