Michel Roux Jr is one of London's most respected chefs. Le Gavroche, which he has run since 1991, continues to receive recommendations for excellence in every food guide. Michel's early training in France instilled in him a belief in simplicity and quality of raw ingredients which has he put to use in developing the recipes he uses both at Le Gavroche and in his books: Le Gavroche Cookbook, Marathon Chef and Matching Food and Wine.
Chefs and cooks include: Michel Roux Jr, Angela Hartnett, Gregg Wallace, Clarissa Dickson Wright, The Hairy Bikers, Mark Tebbutt, Gary Rhodes, James Martin, Ainsley Harriott, Glynn Purnell and Blanche Vaughan.
Si King hails from North East England and is a big, blond bearded biker with an infectious laugh. His love of food was established at a young age when his father bought exotic ingredients back from his Royal Navy voyages.
Born and bred in Barrow-in-Furness, Dave Myers joined the BBC as a make-up artist, and while travelling the world with hit TV series he picked up recipes with Si, Dave's travelling companion and the other half of the hairy bikers...
Britain is home to the tastiest fruits and vegetables, fish, meat, and honeys in the world but many of our original species and breeds are under threat by foreign invaders. British food needs us! From West Country apples, rare breed bacon, Baldwin blackcurrants and Scottish heather honey, THE GREAT BRITISH FOOD REVIVAL is the nation's definitive collection of British recipes. Combining traditional ingredients with modern flair, these dishes provide every reason why we should be eating and cooking local produce from the British Isles. With big flavours and simple ingredients, the food is the star. And to celebrate with true cooking magic the Hairy Bikers, Clarissa Dickson-Wright, James Martin and many other top chefs take the reader on a gastronomic journey and rediscover the jewels of our great food heritage.