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A Ballet Renaissance in Bordeaux

A city famous for its wine, Bordeaux has long held the attention of the elite. Once among the most celebrated operatic cities in Europe, it has transformed itself into a cultural metropolis. Since appointing Charles Jude as Director in 1996, the Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux has ushered in a new era of ballet and helped to shape the city’s now chic and sophisticated reputation within the Arts.


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SMASHING PLATES AND CHANGING ATTITUDES WITH MASSIMO BOTTURA

Internationally renowned Italian chef Massimo Bottura combines tradition and revolution in his award-winning culinary style. He heads up Modena restaurant Osteria Francescana – officially the best dining establishment in 2016 according to The World’s 50 Best Restaurants – while you may also recognise him from Netflix’s popular ‘Chef’s Table’ series, which featured his signature dishes such as ‘oops! I dropped the lemon tart’ and ‘five ages of Parmigiano Reggiano’.

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WORLD’S BEST FEMALE CHEF 2017: ANA ROŠ

Ana Roš is bound to her homeland of Slovenia by a metaphysical pull. Invisible strings keep her from roaming too far from the family homestead in the Soča Valley.

Roš has achieved a level of success that would allow her to live anywhere, to open restaurants in numerous global reaches and pursue a never-ending promotional tour of culinary endeavours, yet she remains tied to the village of Kobarid, surrounded by mountain peaks, sparkling emerald-green rivers and family. From that description alone, you can understand why.

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The Aboriginal influenced cuisine of ex-Noma Nomad Chef Jock Zonfrillo

Somewhere between the “f–kedy-sh*tbag” spume of kitchen-aggressive vernacular was the answer to the question I’d posed. But I can’t remember the question. Jock had shifted to another story, another tale of outback adventure in the harsh and rugged bush.

It’s no accident that Discovery Channel and Quest TV chose Jock to front their Aussie adventure series Nomad Chef. He’s a man of contradictions, as well as salty language.


Ministry of Crab: Colombo, Sri Lanka

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That's Your Allotment: Flat Three, London

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Two of Everything: Twins, Moscow

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Franklin: Hobart, Tasmania

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Where the Wild Things Are: Native, London

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Relæ, Copenhagen

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Ox, Belfast

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Restaurant Sat Bains, Nottingham

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