It's a very modern Israeli fairytale. A grape grower - the fourth generation of growers in his village - decides not to sell his grapes to wine makers any more. Instead, he finds a wine-maker to help him produce his own wine. The results are so good that a subsidiary of multi-national Coca-Cola notices and invests millions.
Joan Nathan has been described as the Jewish Julia Child.
For those not clued up on American cookery writers, Child was the American cookery book writer credited with bringing French cuisine to the US public in 1961, and immortalised in the film Julie and Julia.
Everyone knows two things about food and wine matching. One is that white wine goes with fish. The other is that red wine goes with cheese. Unfortunately for true believers in the received wisdom, neither assertion is correct.
If there’s one chef who knows his cheese, it’s Eric Greenspan. A former winner of America’s Iron Chef title — the equivalent of winning Masterchef Professionals — the chef is even prouder of being pronounced California’s official grilled cheese champion since winning a cook-off several years ago.
Claudia Roden is one of the most famous names in Middle Eastern cookery. Now food has become a family affair.
She has been joined in the kitchen by grandson Cesar, who, last Spring, launched gourmet artisan ice-lolly company, Ice Kitchen, last spring with his aunt (Claudia’s daughter) Nadia Roden.