For the longest time English food had to live with a fairly bad reputation. English cuisine was seen as bland and unimaginative by many people. But the truth is, it is a reputation that it does not deserve. English food has developed and improved over the last few decades and it is now one of the culinary hot spots in the world.
The renaissance of English cuisine can be attributed to the constant stream of extremely talented English chefs who have contributed to the evolution of English food. The new breed of English chefs are continuing the renaissance of English cuisine. Here are some of them:
Arguably one of the most recognizable English chefs, if not the most recognizable. Gordon Ramsay is the titular English Chef – he is the owner of a string of highly rated restaurants, with most of them awarded with Michelin stars. Of course he is also very recognizable because of his hit TV shows, that are popular on both sides of the pond. But don’t let his celebrity status fool you into believing that Ramsay is just a “celebrity chef”. He has the talent to back up his popularity. And his immense experience and culinary talents are just some of the reasons why aspiring chefs love to work under him because they know that the will come out of the experience better chefs.
Eating at one of Ramsay’s restaurants can be a very expensive proposition, and it is usually the same with one of Ramsay’s proteges. But if you’re lucky, you can get one of those vouchers that have fantastic offers on these restaurants.
Heston Blumenthal is one of the trailblazers in the world of molecular gastronomy – that interesting hybrid of culinary arts and science. Blumenthal’s creativity and culinary talents are resulting in almost otherworldy dishes that only a man like Blumenthal can produce. His restaurant, The Fat Duck, is one of the meccas for molecular gastronomy. Just don’t let Blumenthal hear you using the term “molecular gastronomy. He doesn’t like it.
Marco Pierre White
Marco Pierre White is one of the original bad boys of the culinary world. He put attitude into cooking that no one has been able to duplicate yet. He is extremely talented and driven to the point of obsession. White is the youngest chef to get three Michelin stars, that’s a record that will be hard to beat. His influence on other chefs is extremely significant. Gordon Ramsay actually started out with White.