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6 March 2020
How much does age matter in the world’s top kitchens? Also in the programme: how one woman in South Africa is inventing healthier versions of traditional dishes and a round-up of some of the most interesting wines from Portugal.
6 March 2020
27-year-old Tom Booton was recently named the head chef of The Grill at The Dorchester in London – the youngest person in charge of the restaurant in its almost 90-year history. He discusses how much age matters in professional kitchens and his cooking style.
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