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FOUR’s Christmas gift guide

Looking for the perfect gift for your food-loving friend? Here’s FOUR’s round-up of this season’s hottest luxury food and wine inspired gift ideas, from state-of-the-art cork screws to fully-fledged kitchens…

Code 38 wine knives The world became a better place when Jeff Toering – founder of premium wine knife brand, Code38 – embarked on a 12-year journey to create the world’s greatest cork-screw. Each magnificently engineered Code38 wine knife comes with a life-time guarantee so wine aficiendos can rest assured they won’t have to use a lesser tool ever again. www.code38.com/shop/code38-full-range Big Green Egg Big Green Eggs...

October 16, 2013

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Robert Downey Jr to play Ferran Adrià in new elBulli film?

Ferran Adrià announces that if he could pick anyone to play his character in the new elBulli film, set to hit screens in 2014, he’d pick Hollywood star, Robert Downey Jr.

Some people have it all: world-wide recognition for one of the greatest restaurants known to man and, even when that fails, an exhibition and a research centre erected in its honour. What harm could come by adding an extra cherry to the already salivating-ly delicious cake that is chef idolFerran Adrià’s life? None, apparently. The three-star chef has just announced that in the new film on elBulli, which is set to be released later...

July 29, 2013

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The Bold and the Beautiful

Check out these must-haves in your home, as seen in FOUR’s International Edition…

Coveted Copper Objects for the Distinguished Home 1.Coco Pendant light by OCHRE, £1219.20, www.ochre.net 2.Flor chair by Sharon Sides, £4,665, www.bespokeglobal.com 3.Copper candleholders by Gregg Hessel, £142 each, www.bespokeglobal.com 4.100 Years After the Party plate by Makiko Nakamura, £195 and Secret Garden cake stand, £110, www.fao-shop.com 5.Bronze bowl by Alma Allen, POA,www.allenpearce.com 6.Sideboard bar by...

July 20, 2013

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Multisensory Masterpieces

He’s known as the man who put elBulli on the gastronomic map, before sensationally closing the restaurant in 2011. Kerry Spencer meets Ferran Adrià at the launch of elBulli: Ferran Adrià and The Art of Food, for FOUR’s International Edition…

“Do you know what they ate in the Middle Ages?” Ferran asks, through his interpreter, at the launch of elBulli: Ferran Adrià and The Art of Food at London’s Somerset House. The answer, he says, is dolphins and flamingos. And that’s how the interview unfolds—ten frantic minutes with Ferran. The legendary chef fires off several questions—an interrogation on the evolution of food. “What came first, the boiled egg or the...

July 19, 2013

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