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A couple of decades ago, James Martin was perfecting his pastry skills at Chewton Glen hotel in Hampshire. Fast forward to 2017 and he’s back to launch its cookery school – just added to the NCSG shortlist.


Meet the Tutor: Rosalind Rathouse

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Yuki’s Gomi’s Umami Salt

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Umami, the famous ‘fifth taste’, is characteristic of Japanese cuisine. Yuki’s Kitchen founder Yuki Gomi shared her seasoning shortcut – a simple and healthy salt alternative designed to give almost any dish an irresistible umami boost.


From the pitch to the proving drawer: Nick MacLeod joins Angela Gray’s Cookery School

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Not many cookery schools boast a former Welsh rugby star among their tutor team, but when the Newport Gwent Dragons fullback Nick MacLeod went from balls to baguettes, Angela Gray’s snapped him up…