Marco Pierre White
British chef and restaurateur
Marco Pierre White
Marco Pierre White is a British celebrity chef, restaurateur and television personality. He is noted for his contributions to contemporary international cuisine, and his exceptional culinary skills. White has been dubbed the first celebrity chef, the enfant terrible of the UK restaurant scene and the Godfather of modern cooking. White was, at the time, the youngest chef ever to have been awarded three Michelin stars. He has trained chefs such as Gordon Ramsay.
Biography
Marco Pierre White's personal information overview.
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Oil States See Slumping Employment as Texas Loses 25,000 Jobs in March
Wall Street Journal - almost 2 years
While the U.S. economy continued to add jobs last month, states that rely heavily on the oil industry experienced significant cuts. Job losses hit particularly hard in Texas (down 25,400 jobs) and Oklahoma (down 12,900), leading the nation in losses. North Dakota lost 3,000 jobs, a significant cut in such a small state. The decline in oil prices has provided a windfall for consumers who are paying less at the pump. But the plunge is now hurting the states that had benefited from the domestic oil-production boom in recent years. All told, 31 states and Washington, D.C., saw a drop in employment in March, and only 18 states saw employment rising. The broad deterioration was a reversal from February, a month in which only 13 states saw decreases and 36 states and D.C. saw an increase. Michael Feroli, the chief U.S. economist for J.P. Morgan Chase , said Monday that the scale of job losses in Texas is so large that the state may be in recession. Among states with job grow ...
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Marco Pierre White’s ‘White Heat’: A Game-Changer, Revisited
NYTimes - almost 2 years
The British chef’s vastly influential first cookbook is reissued 25 years later.
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Here's Who Is Helping Women Forced Into Prostitution, Teen Pregnancy During Ebola Outbreak
Huffington Post - about 2 years
The U.N. is optimistic that West Africa can hit zero Ebola cases by mid-April, but vulnerable girls in the region are facing a new debilitating epidemic -- a spike in teen pregnancy and prostitution. Due to prolonged school closings and widespread deaths of parents and caregivers, girls in Sierra Leone and Liberia -- two of the hardest-hit regions -- have become more susceptible to sexual exploitation and experts say it’s up to on-the-ground agencies to better protect them. "Our children are out selling in the community, helping their family to get food," a Liberian mother who declined to give her name told Plan International, an aid group that supports impoverished children. "Some of the younger girls will soon start prostitution, because we can’t control the children if we can’t provide for them." To gauge the scope of the issue, Plan International dispensed research teams to communities in Liberia to interview more than 740 children, parents and community leaders. The or ...
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Listening With Pleasure
Huffington Post - about 3 years
In the 15 years since I took that first step on my apron journey, I've received many aprons in the mail. Always, the aprons are lovingly packaged, as to make the best first impression upon arrival. When I spy a large envelope in the mail delivery, my heart beats a tad faster because I anticipate the package holds a piece of someone's history. Such a package arrived this week. The apron was double wrapped, first in yellow tissue with the sender's information handwritten on a piece of kitty stationery, and secondly in pink. The apron is of a dressy nature, perhaps worn over a Sunday Best dress, to serve dinner after church. It was a kit, purchased or received as a gift, and sewn entirely by hand. A stain from a kitchen mishap or storage in a leaky trunk is the only blemish, which is amazing, considering its from the 1920s. Not only did the sender provide her address, but a phone number. Upon my ringing her up, E.S. shared that she lives in Iowa and the apron belonged to her ...
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Cooking the Books
The Portland Mercury - over 3 years
Cooking signature recipes alongside Portland's most beloved chefs. by Chris Onstad WITH THE FALL came a spate of new cookbooks by highly recognized Portland chefs. Cookbooks have always made me a bit nervous. To an anxious and detail-driven home cook, hundreds of steps seem left out of every recipe—thousands of questions go unasked, unanswered. In a perfect world, I would be able to see what kind of gas the chef puts in his car on the way to the grocery store, let alone what he considers a "pinch" of salt. I took a few months to get to know each cookbook, and then each chef. We cooked together in their restaurants, based on my idea of building a holiday table out of dishes from each book. In the spirit of this issue, that's a bit of a cheat—but can you blame me? Who wouldn't want to prepare signature dishes alongside John Gorham, Gabe Rucker, and Nick Zukin? These books have proven, after cover-to-cover inspection, not to deserve ...
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L'Enclume restaurant hailed best in the UK by 2014 Good Food Guide
Guardian (UK) - over 3 years
Cumbrian venue nabbed the top spot in annual top 50 ranking with cuisine that is 'not science but nature' If cod "yolk", oyster pebbles or sandwort are to your taste, and distance is no object, it would be wise to book now for a table at L'Enclume restaurant, as it has just been judged the best in the UK. Chef Simon Rogan's riverside restaurant in Cartmel, Cumbria, has taken top spot for the first time in the Good Food Guide's annual top 50 ranking, pushing Heston Blumenthal's The Fat Duck at Bray, Berkshire, into second place. The two Michelin-starred restaurant, which was featured in The Trip, a 2010 BBC comedy starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, was awarded the No 1 spot for Rogan's "fantastic way with seasonal ingredients from the Cumbrian land and coast that are a joyful celebration of this country's magnificent diversity". The Good Food Guide, which was first published in 1951, was bought from Which? by Waitrose earlier this year. Some expressed concern this might result i ...
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Hillside Supper Club good, but has rough edges
San Francisco Chronicle - almost 4 years
Hillside Supper Club good, but has rough edges Two recent trends have helped expand and improve the Bay Area dining scene: The ability for small operators to raise money online and further build a customer base has given some restaurateurs the boost they need, and being able to operate temporarily has offered cooks the ability to test out menus and build a following so they can permanently join the rank of restaurant owners. For an artistic element, they added retro aqua glass Ball jars as wall sconces. On my first two visits to the brick-and-mortar restaurant, the blackboard over the utilitarian open kitchen listed "Our Inspirations" - grandmothers, Marco Pierre White, Fernand Point, Apicus and Jean-Louis Palladin. The modest menu - six appetizers and four main courses - reflected those inspirations, from a classic celery root soup ($7) with truffles and chives, to homey Nonna's meatballs ($9) made with beef and pork bathed in a fennel-infused tomato sauce. ...
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Regardless Of What Phil Says, The Northeast Is In For 6 More Weeks Of Winter
Huffington Post - about 4 years
From AccuWeather's Meghan Evans: AccuWeather issues a spring outlook for the U.S. every year, focusing on the major highlights of the season. AccuWeather's Long-Range Forecasting Team is predicting that winter will hold on the longest, into March, across the Northeast and Northwest. A near-normal tornado threat may be in store this spring, especially across the Mississippi and Tennessee valleys. Another warm spring is expected across the Plains and Rockies, with worsening drought conditions across the hardest-hit areas. Extreme and exceptional drought conditions are gripping Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and portions of Texas. More Winter, Late-Season Snowstorms Winter may stick around for six more weeks across the Northeast and Northwest, no matter what prognostication Punxsutawney Phil makes on Groundhog Day. "I think we could still see some late-season winter storms [in the Northeast]," AccuWeather Lead Long-Range Forecaster Pau ...
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iLoveInns: The Year-Round Appeal Of Door County
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Summer, winter, spring or fall. It is always the right season to visit Door County Peninsula. Known for being a popular summer retreat for outdoor water sports, Door Country, Wisconsin has 300 miles of shoreline along Lake Michigan and Green Bay. Spring brings colorful flowers in full bloom as well as cherry and apple blossoms. Garden, nature and lighthouse walks are popular activities along with a festival to celebrate the natural heritage. Fall foliage is in all its glory in this region and your senses will be filled with the sights, smells, sounds and savorings of the harvest season. There are also many seasonal activities to enjoy during the cooler months including wine-tasting tours at local vineyards, horseback riding on winter trails and candlelight skiing at state parks. Festive celebrations are plentiful. Holidays and Holly Nights is held October through December, and Capture the Spirit of a Door County Christmas runs from November through the holidays. Ride on ...
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If the smug organic mob get their way, millions of families will never again be able to afford roast chicken for Sunday lunch
Daily Mail (UK) - over 4 years
Renowned chef Marco Pierre White has always been anti organic. Now a Stanford University meta-analysis of more than 200 studies adds credibility to his belief that organic is no better for you.
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Rachel Wilson-Couch: Paul Young's Cornish Cookbook: International Popstar Goes Local
Huffington Post - over 4 years
The young 80s pop icon, Paul Young, famous for hits such as Don't Dream It's All Over, Senza Una Donna and Every Time You Go Away, has thrown in the microphone, spiked hair and tight leather trousers for chef whites and a sharp knife. The man that once made women weak at the knees (including mine ahem) with his music is now stealing his way back into their hearts with the likes of huevos rancheros, barbecued shrimp and New Orleans bread pudding. Knowing that he cites Marco Pierre White as an "inspiration and a friend", has already featured on Hell's Kitchen and Saturday Kitchen and that he thanks Gennaro Contaldo in his preface, musician Paul's slick move into the world of celebrity cooking is less of a surprise. What does surprise however, is the book's production: 100% Cornish, shot entirely in the county, using local ingredients, local chefs and published by St Austell-based collective: Langan & Such Enterprises. Recipes Found On My Travels is a direct result o ...
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What's Killing 'King Coal' In West Virginia?
NPR - over 4 years
For decades, coal represented half of the nation's electricity generation, but it dropped to only 34 percent for the month of March. While the decline is partially due to a warmer winter and stricter environmental regulations, the real culprit may be natural gas. Technological breakthroughs in fracking have led to a gas boom that's caused prices to plummet. As a result, power plants are switching from coal to natural gas and mines in Appalachia are shutting down. » E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us
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Facebook growth may be plateauing, comScore finds
Yahoo News - over 4 years
Even though Facebook is a social networking juggernaut, it may be reaching the limits of its growth in the United States. Reuters notes that comScore’s latest numbers show that Facebook notched 158.01 million unique U.S. visitors this past month, down from 158.69 million in April and 158.93 million in March. While this obviously doesn’t mean that Facebook is about to come crashing back to Earth anytime soon, it does suggest that the social networking site may have reached the peak of its appeal for now. Not that that’s a bad thing, since comScore also found last month that Facebook users are spending ever-more time on the site, logging an average of 380.8 minutes in May, up from an average of 378.9 minutes
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Adventures in Shilling: Watch Marco Pierre White Shill Processed Stock to a Bunch of Bloggers
Eater - over 4 years
Here's British chef/known bouillon cube-lover Marco Pierre White teaching a whole bunch of bloggers how to cook with Knorr Stock Pots, which are a sort of premade concentrated stock-like goo. And they're surprised at how much better the restaurant dishes taste after adding the product. According to one blogger, "I always made homemade stock and now we just don't need to." Says another, "It's like having your own little sous chef in the kitchen." Innovation! Next thing you know they'll be making entire frozen dinners you can eat in front of the TV. Video: Marco Pierre White's Blogger Class · Marco Pierre White's Blogger Class [Vimeo] · All Marco Pierre White Coverage on Eater [-E-]
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Microsoft Windows XP Is Still The Most Popular Operating System
Social Barrel - almost 5 years
Microsoft Windows XP is still the most popular operating system. (Image: SFSD Technology Help Desk, via Flickr / CC) Microsoft Windows XP still reigns supreme and massively popular even after a decade from its launch, says the latest data from web analytics firm Net Applications. Despite dropping a number of users during the course of last year, Windows XP continues to dominate the market, with Net Applications MarketShare report bearing witness to a very small drop in percentage points of users from 46.86 in March to 46.08 in April. The catch about the trend in data showed a strange fluctuation in Windows XP users with each passing month since November last year. Among Windows operating systems covered by the study, Windows 7 placed second and garnered the largest increase in number of users, recording a 38.67 percent market share in April as opposed to 37.54 percent in March. While Windows XP still has the largest number of users, Microsoft kept firm on its decision to dr ...
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Listage: Burger King to Quit Caged Pigs, Hens; Kimchi: Trendy
Eater - almost 5 years
District, Oakland, California. [Photo: Aubrie Pick / Eater SF] · Burger King Pledges to End Use of Caged Pigs, Hens [Reuters] · Kimchi Gains Popularity in the U.S. [NRN] · Teenagers Drinking Hand Sanitizer to Get Drunk [USAT] · Turn Your Basement Into Your Own Private Chuck E. Cheese’s [Gizmodo] · Bauer: Finding Fried Chicken in Memphis, Atlanta and Kansas [ISSF] · Burger King Rolls Out Minibon Nationally [NRN] · Marco Pierre White Kicks Off Singapore Tour With Unilever [C&H] · Las Vegas Cuisine Is Melting Pot of World's Best [LVRJ]
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Recovery Downshifts but Doesn’t Break Down
Wall Street Journal - almost 5 years
The grinding sound you hear is the U.S. economy’s gears shifting to a lower speed. Recent data mostly have surprised on the downside. The shortfalls suggest enthusiasm about the economy’s momentum got ahead of reality. A mild winter pulled forward some activity. To get a true handle on the economy’s strength, the best strategy would be to average real-gross-domestic-product growth in the first and second quarters of 2012. That growth is likely to be closer to 2.5% than the growth of 3% or better some had hoped for. The difference might seem small but a half-percentage point in GDP growth can go a long way to supporting job growth. The trend in jobless claims argues for slower job gains compared with the 246,000-a-month pace averaged in the three months ended in February. New claims stood at 386,000 in the week ended April 14–a period that overlaps with the survey period of Labor Department‘s April payrolls. Although the Easter holiday may have skewed claims’ seasonal ...
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Efforts to protect endangered birds
Horncastle News - almost 5 years
ONCE again, soil conditions were ideal for cultivations and drilling spring barley and sugar beet in March. While it is obviously a major concern for the water companies that once again we have only received about half of our average winter rainfall, the crops on the farm do not require much moisture at this time as transpiration rates are still low. As the mean temperature rises during May, June and July, up to 25mm a week of moisture is required by a growing crop of wheat. Crops of potatoes will need twice this amount in hot weather when they are bulking up. If the moisture does not come from rain, the plants rely on reserves from the soil to make up the deficit. Should the soil be dry at depth, then yields will suffer. Only farmers who have been able to abstract sufficient water to store in reservoirs will be able to supply enough water for their potato and vegetable crops. I wrote in the Horncastle News last year at my dismay that Poolham Hall Farm had been turned by Natura ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Marco Pierre White
    FIFTIES
  • 2016
    Age 54
    On 8 May 2016, White began his third year running, and fourth week-long appearance on Masterchef Australia, this time Week 2 of Series 8.
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  • 2015
    Age 53
    He had a cook-along in the final challenge in the finals between Siphokazi and Roxi.;MasterChef New Zealand On 6 September 2015, White appeared on the New Zealand version of MasterChef which aired on TV3 (New Zealand).
    More Details Hide Details He was the Head Chef/Mentor of a team challenge consisting of the final 8.
    On 12 July 2015, he returned for a second week on Masterchef Australia Series 7, entitled "Marco Returns Week".
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    On 17 May 2015, White began his second week-long appearance on Masterchef Australia, in Week 3 of Series 7.
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  • 2014
    Age 52
    MasterChef South Africa On 11 December 2014, White appeared on the South African version of MasterChef which aired on M-Net.
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  • 2013
    Age 51
    MasterChef Australia: The Professionals 2013 White is a principal judge in this competition between professional chefs, which started 20 January 2013.
    More Details Hide Details White co-hosts the show with regular MasterChef Australia host Matt Preston.
  • 2012
    Age 50
    Marco Pierre White's Kitchen Wars In 2012, White fronted a new show for Channel 5 called Marco Pierre White's Kitchen Wars.
    More Details Hide Details It saw the UK's best restaurant partnerships balance food with front of house service, fighting for a place in a specially designed studio restaurant, where the top couples are each given their own kitchen and set of diners to impress. It received mostly positive reviews from critics.
  • FORTIES
  • 2011
    Age 49
    In 2011 the divorce proceedings were withdrawn but in October 2012 White and Conejero separated again.
    More Details Hide Details White is a supporter of the Conservative Party. and Manchester City Football Club.
    Celebrity Big Brother 2011 On 27 August 2011, White was a houseguest on the UK version of Celebrity Big Brother to set a cooking task.
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    MasterChef Australia On 7 July 2011, White was a guest judge on Masterchef Australia mentoring the cooks in an elimination round.
    More Details Hide Details On 15 June 2014, White began a week-long appearance on Masterchef Australia presiding over a mystery box challenge, an invention test and a pressure test.
  • 2008
    Age 46
    The Chopping Block On 18 March 2008, it was announced that White would be the host of an American version of the Australian cooking competition series The Chopping Block.
    More Details Hide Details The series, produced by Granada America, the production company behind the American version of Hell's Kitchen, aired on NBC in March 2009 but was pulled after three episodes due to low ratings. After a three-month hiatus, 'Chopping Block' returned to complete its season.
  • 2007
    Age 45
    White and Conejero began divorce proceedings in 2007 after she confronted two of his waitresses over affairs and his close relationship with singer/actress Martine McCutcheon.
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    In September 2007, White was the Head Chef in ITV's Hell's Kitchen television series.
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    The book accompanying the show, Marco Pierre White in Hell's Kitchen, was published on 23 August 2007 by Ebury Press.
    More Details Hide Details White returned to ITV's screens to present the 4th series of Hell's Kitchen in 2009.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1999
    Age 37
    James Robertson had worked for White as a maître d', between 1999 and 2003.
    More Details Hide Details Since May 2016 the two restaurants have become the London Steakhouse Co, a successful partnership and are, as of May 2016, the only restaurants worldwide in which White is a major shareholder. "Marco Pierre White - Steakhouse Bar & Grill" and "Marco's New York Italian by Marco Pierre White" are franchised brands operated by third parties which have outlets in various hotels throughout the UK. White had a stake in the Yew Tree Inn, a 17th-century dining pub near Highclere in Hampshire, although following an acrimonious falling out with his business partners the pub was sold. This was the setting for much of "Marco's Great British Feast," screened on ITV in the summer of 2008. In January 2009, it was reported that White was to charge £5 for a pint of real ale at the venue, making the Yew Tree "one of the most expensive places to drink British real ale in the country". White was quoted saying "Most pubs undercharge. You're not just paying for beer, you're paying for the place you drink it in and the people who serve it."
    White announced his retirement from the kitchen in 1999 and cooked his final meal for a paying customer on 23 December at the Oak Room.
    More Details Hide Details After his retirement he became a restaurateur. Together with Jimmy Lahoud, he set up White Star Line Ltd which they operated together for several years before ending their partnership in 2007. In 2008, White opened the MPW Steak & Alehouse with James Robertson in the Square Mile in London. As co-owners, since 2010 they have also operated the Kings Road Steakhouse & Grill in Chelsea.
    So, in 1999 he retired and returned his Michelin stars.
    More Details Hide Details During his early career in the kitchen, White regularly ejected patrons from his restaurants if he took offence at their comments. When a customer asked if he could have a side order of chips with his lunch, White hand-cut and personally cooked the chips, but charged the customer £25 for his time. A young chef at Harveys, who once complained of heat in the kitchen, had the back of his chef's jacket and trousers cut open by White wielding a sharp paring knife. Marco is seen in UK adverts for Knorr stock cubes and stock pots, a Unilever brand. In answer to criticisms that he'd "sold himself out as a chef" by acting as a brand ambassador for such products he said, "by working with companies like Knorr it allows me to stand onto a bigger stage and enrich people's lives... Michelin stars, they're my past."
  • 1992
    Age 30
    In 1992, White began a relationship with Matilde Conejero, the bartender at The Canteen. and went on to have two sons. The couple married at the Belvedere on 7 April 2000.
    More Details Hide Details After White became friends with city financier Robin Saunders, Conejero wrongly suspected an affair between the two. White and his wife had a fight, after which White spent 14 hours in the cells of Notting Hill police station in January 2005.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1990
    Age 28
    He has a daughter Letitia, from the 2 year marriage, which ended in 1990. White then met 21-year-old model Lisa Butcher at a London nightclub. They were engaged within three weeks. Engaged for two months, Butcher sold the wedding in a £20,000 deal to Hello! magazine. The wedding took place at the Brompton Oratory on 15 August 1992.
    More Details Hide Details White says he knew the marriage was a mistake when he saw her £3,000 floor-length, backless Bruce Oldfield dress with cutaway sides.
  • 1988
    Age 26
    White has been married three times. His first wife was Alex McArthur, who was the daughter of a surgeon from Buckinghamshire, and who worked at his local fishmonger. They were married at Chelsea Register Office on 8 June 1988.
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  • 1987
    Age 25
    In 1987, White opened Harvey's in Wandsworth Common, London, where he won his first Michelin star almost immediately and was awarded his second in 1988.
    More Details Hide Details He later become chef-patron of The Restaurant Marco Pierre White in the dining room at the former Hyde Park Hotel, where he won the third Michelin star), and then moved to the Oak Room at the Le Méridien Piccadilly Hotel. By the age of 33, Marco Pierre White had become the first British chef to be awarded three Michelin stars. At 33 he was one of the youngest chefs to win three stars. Although White worked for 17 years to pursue his ambition, he ultimately found that, in spite of his accomplishments, recognition and fame, his career did not provide him with adequate returns in his personal life.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1961
    Born
    Born on December 11, 1961.
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