Everything These Michelin-Starred Chefs Learned from Working at The Fat Duck

James Lowe of Lyle’s in London and Danish chef Theis Brydegaard share how starting out at Heston's three Michelin-starred restaurant shaped their cooking careers.
Daisy Meager
East London

This Book Tells You Everywhere You Need to Eat in East London

Compiling recipes and anecdotes from Michelin-starred restaurants to local cafes and Turkish joints, East London Food by Rosie Birkett celebrates the area’s diverse dining scene.
Nell Frizzell

A London Restaurant Crawl with the King of Convenience Food

Jowett Yu may be head chef at high end Hong Kong restaurant Ho Lee Fook, but he also loves microwave spaghetti and convenience store fish cakes. On Yu’s first ever visit to London, I joined him and chef James Lowe for a tour of the capital’s best...
Johanna Derry

James Lowe’s 127-Mile Quest into the Malvern Hills for Perfect Peas

To source the best peas for Lyle’s’ famous pea and ticklemore salad, we joined the Michelin-starred chef on a trip to a Worcestershire farm, where he hand-picks the best pods.
Nell Frizzell

This Chef Doesn’t Care Whether You Make Any Recipes From His Cookbook

<i>Octaphilosophy</i> by André Chiang is more than a recipe book. It documents a year in the kitchens of the chef’s celebrated Singaporean restaurant, exploring the eight elements that make up his approach to cooking.
Daisy Meager

The Art of Pasta Extruding with Mitch Orr and James Lowe

I joined James Lowe, head chef at Michelin-starred London restaurant Lyle’s and Sydney’s “prince of pasta” Mitch Orr to make spaghetti, macaroni, and casarecce using an extruder, a rare pasta-making machine.
Daisy Meager

Mexico City Chefs Don't Want to Be Fancy French Cooks Anymore

As Mexicans, we used to think our food was too humble for high-end restaurants and there was a trend for working with French chefs. Now, people are focusing on local produce and taking influence from classic Mexican cooking.
Elena Reygadas

Meet the Filipino Sisters Behind Paris’ Coolest Neo-Bistro

Chef Tatiana Levha and sister Katia (front-of-house) run Le Servan, a casual Paris eatery injecting Asian flavours into traditional French dishes. “It’s pretty natural, it’s what we like to eat,” explains Katia.
Phoebe Hurst

How Running a Farm at My Restaurant Taught Me to Love Imperfection

Cooking from your farm makes you more vulnerable but I love that. It’s the complete opposite of fine dining, where you’re looking for consistency and a standardised product. You can have two radicchios but these two radicchios will be different in the...
Leonardo Pereira

This Graffiti-Artist-Turned-Chef Is Lighting Up the Paris Restaurant Scene

Lauded as a “neo bistro,” Bertrand Grébaut’s Septime restaurant has become one of Paris’ most hyped eateries, thanks to its extremely chill approach to fine dining.
Phoebe Hurst

Hey London, Win Dinner for Two at Michelin-Starred Restaurant Lyle’s

We’re giving away a table at London restaurant Lyle’s’ exclusive dinner with Paris chef Bertrand Grébaut.
Munchies Staff

Why I Opened My Restaurant in the Middle of Nowhere

Having a restaurant in the countryside means you have to accept that you might not have everything you want, which actually makes it more fun to eat.
Daniel Berlin