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Winter Edition 2019

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We've gone all foodie this term! Fantastic interviews with Sir Rocco Forte, Giles Coren, Nadiya Hussain and Tilly Ramsay shares her brilliant Rainbow cake recipe. Plus, Dermot O'Leary has written a children's book! Definitely one for the stocking, along with other picks we have for you in our top notch Christmas Gift Guide. And if that is not enough, we have the make-up and beauty tips to make sure you are party fabulous this season. Downlaod it now or read it on our School Notices App if you are not at a member school giving you a printed copy.

PROFILE that everyone

PROFILE that everyone can love food but you need to be able to write about it. “Learn to write is the key thing – write everyday – the food thing comes later. If you can’t write it’s not going to happen.” Stepping onto our screens was a natural progression, Giles looked the part, knew his stuff and was guaranteed to keep us entertained. “I got into TV as I was the only restaurant critic that wasn’t fat and was reasonably handsome!” The Supersizers with Sue Perkins, Back in Time for Dinner and Eat to Live Forever are just some of the many food programmes and documentaries that Giles has fronted. “The hotel thing (Amazing Hotels: Life beyond the lobby) then grew out of food and I was incredibly fortunate to be in the right place at the right time.” Happily married to the gorgeous Esther and with two kids, Kitty and Sam, life is pretty good although travelling away from family is tough. When they first got together Esther didn’t like cooking. But now, not only can Esther cook, she has also published cookbooks and was the brain behind the hilarious food blog Recipe Rifle. As Giles says tongue in cheek “I married her for her body and then she taught herself to cook!” His favourite restaurant is Singapore Garden in Fairfax Road where “You eat spicy food, drink lots of cold beer and leave sober but exhilarated!” When asked to name his favourite hotel he finds this harder. On reflection he decides that Giraffe Manor in South Africa is truly magical. “It’s like an Edwardian golf club but with giraffes!” Above: A typical dish from favourite restaurant Singapore Garden, London and the magical Giraffe Manor, Kenya. Below: Sue Perkins and Monica Galetti “I got into TV as I was the only restaurant critic that wasn’t fat and was reasonably handsome!” Looking ahead, there will be another series of Amazing Hotels which will see Giles and Monica Galetti experiencing the best of Scotland, Venice, India, St Lucia and the Alps. He is also fronting a programme - Eating the Years showing on BBC 2 this Christmas. For this The Fat Duck of 1997 will be brought back to its heyday with the same menu, staff and even the celebrities who ate there. When asked what his motto for life is, Giles quickly replies “It’s not long so hold your breath” then true to character after a bit of soul searching he borrows a line from a Julian Barnes novel: “Never make the mistake of comparing the inside of your life with the outside of someone else’s.” PHOTOGRAPHY: SHUTTERSTOCK, UNSLPASH THE COREN CLAN’S FESTIVE FOOD TIPS Christmas at the Corens will be a blast. Guaranteed delicious food, copious amounts to eat, lots of laughs, children running wild and politically incorrect conversation! Always have a ham on hand Always rest the Turkey for longer than you think before eating Time Christmas lunch around the roast potatoes Mulled wine with roasted almonds and sweetened with dried fruit, steeped for 24 hrs Lots of Jamie Oliver winter coleslaw W I NTER 19 ★ 55


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