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  • Grilled: Melissa Hemsley

    We talk eco-anxiety, using up those leftovers, and reforming our cooking habits with this cook and entrepreneur before she heads to the West Country on her book tour
  • Grilled: Merlin Labron-Johnson

    Having earned his first Michelin star at 24, this celebrated young chef has returned to the South West to open an exciting new restaurant. He tells us the story behind his homecoming, and what we can expect from Somerset’s most anticipated new opening...
  • Grilled: Noel Corston

    Woolacombe in North Devon has one of the most beautifully pristine beaches in the UK, drawing in crowds from far and wide during the busy summer months.
  • Grilled: Rupy Aujla

    This face is no stranger to our local patch. In fact, Rupy’s enviously healthy looking and ever-smiley mug can often be spotted in Bristol, his culinary medicine course running at the university. Rupy is a practising NHS doctor with an…
  • House call: Mitch Tonks

    As soon as you step foot inside Mitch Tonks’ home in Brixham you are struck by a sense of warmth and family. This is no chic chef’s casa with bare, sleek stainless-steel worktops and designer chairs, but a proper, living,…
  • Grilled: Pierre Koffmann & Marco Pierre White

    It was 1984 when these two first spent time in a kitchen together; the young, pre-fame Marco (who’d not long moved to London and had been working with the Roux brothers) was taken on by Koffmann at Le Tante Claire.…
  • Grilled: Kate Hawkings

    Aperitifs occupy a particular niche in drinking land, writes Kate Hawkings in her timely and engaging new book, Aperitif.  Cocktails are all well and good in the drinker’s repertoire, but the aperitif suggests something lighter, something to tickle one’s fancy…
  • House call: Gemma Thorogood

    Set just off Cheltenham Road, Gemma’s flat has a location that any food-loving Bristolian would kill for, surrounded by the many and varied indie shops of Stokes Croft and Gloucester Road. She’s been here for a year, having moved from…
  • House Call: Marianna Hunt

    As a travel writer, Marianna, obviously finds herself in new and unfamiliar towns and cities on a regular basis. Whether it’s a rural suburb or bustling urban sprawl, her first port of call is always a local coffee shop. No,…
  • Grilled: James Whetlor

    James’ career in food began in professional kitchens and, as a young chef, his goal was to have his own restaurant – exactly as you might imagine. Instead, though, he turned goat rearer, and became founder of the award-wining Devon-based…
  • House call: Mary Cadogan

    Wherever Mary Cadogan goes, in whatever location or scenario she finds herself, you can bet that some culinary cause or other will follow her there. Or, wait – is it the other way around? It’s difficult to tell… You see,…
  • Grilled: Elly Wentworth

    Cast your mind back 12 months or so to last year’s series of MasterChef: The Professionals. Remember Elly Wentworth? If you don’t, you should. The then 24-year-old blew the judges out of the water in her very first round, getting…
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