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COOL: Masterchef is Michelin Star TV

November 22, 2013 by


Christ I love Masterchef. I just hope it never ends. Like I just hope Gregg doesn’t leave, but this latest series has seen less involvement from him. I just hope he hasn’t lost interest. How could he? Masterchef gets better ratings than the soaps! Plus, Monica is on better form than ever. I just hope […]

COOL: The Hand & Flowers, Marlow

February 20, 2013 by


The Hand & Flowers is the first and only pub in the world to have two Michelin stars. That might sound amazing, but let’s be honest: the place is actually on trend because it appeared on Masterchef: The Professionals. Anton and Kerry, who both won in the end (not a cop out at *all*), were delivered […]

COOL: Masterchef: The Professionals

November 28, 2012 by


‘Only an elite group of chefs hold two Michelin stars in the UK. Michel Roux Jr. is one of them….’  ‘Two lamb one fish gone?’ ‘OUI!’ And so begins our Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night fixation here at EIC towers. Because Masterchef: The Professionals, my flexible friends, is BACK BACK BACK. And has been […]

COOL: Tonkotsu, W1

September 26, 2012 by


words: tomek mossakowski Tonkotsu. Bless you! This is the joke I use every time someone mentions Tonkotsu, the new, hip ramen shop that’s right in the middle of Soho. What’s ramen? Japanese noodles in pork bone broth. Is it COOL? Yes. Why? Cos it’s delicious. The menu is small: you can have 3 broths, traditional, spicy or […]

COOL: Le Gavroche (but was Michel-in?)

January 29, 2012 by


words: Benjamin Proctor We’re greeted at the door of 43, Upper Brook Street and led past the landed gentry of Mayfair to the dining room downstairs. Then we’re shown to our table, offered a glass of Champagne and left for a moment to take in the surroundings of Le Gavroche, the first restaurant in London […]