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Anthea Gerrie
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Vive la cuisine française!

By Anthea Gerrie, May 28, 2015

From Manhattan to rural Provence where she is "chief tasting officer" at one of France's top ice-cream parlours, life has taken some interesting turns for bestselling author Elizabeth Bard.

Bard grew up in New York with family Seders packing 35 round the table, but found things very different in France.

"I went from a society where I was surrounded by Jewishness to one where religion is so p

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Castello del Nero, Tuscany

By Anthea Gerrie, May 23, 2015

It's everything you'd expect of a 5-star hotel in Tuscany. Castello del Nero offers the 12th-century bones of a noble residence, adapted for modern comfort while preserving ancient features like beams and old brick floors.

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Deli life: We’ll have some of what they’re having

By Anthea Gerrie, May 8, 2015

It's been 35 years since When Harry Met Sally, yet it seems we are keener to have some of what she's having than ever before.

Meg Ryan's scene with the turkey sandwich elevated Katz's Deli to lifetime legend status, but until recently, the New York deli seemed destined for extinction.

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Z Hotel

By Anthea Gerrie, April 23, 2015

Is "affordable luxury" just another way of saying "no frills"?I pondered this when crossing London's busy City Road late at night in search of a pack of the tissues not provided in my room at the Z Shoreditch. Yet this was a room billed as coming equipped with toiletries - for which read "one bog-standard little tube of shower gel-cum-shampoo".

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A whole lot of bottle

By Anthea Gerrie, April 8, 2015

It may have been an unknown, struggling winery 30 years ago, but all that mattered to London philanthropist Mat Haruni is that Dalton was in the Galilee. "He was only interested in finding and promoting a business in this area, and in particular close to Israel's northern borders," says Haruni's son, Alex.

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Beaumont Hotel

By Anthea Gerrie, April 2, 2015

A century after Mr Selfridge opened his emporium, top-drawer elegance has returned to Oxford Street with what may be London's most beautiful new boutique hotel.

Avoiding the tourist tat shops, cross over from Selfridges' main entrance and head down Balderton Street till a robot stops you in your tracks.

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Balaboosta does Seder

By Anthea Gerrie, March 19, 2015

Passover dinner for 55? When you're used to catering family Seders for almost that many - and happen to be a chef - it's a joy rather than a nightmare.

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Mottram Hall

By Anthea Gerrie, March 12, 2015

You may not get to bend the ear of Beckham, but Mottram Hall is one of the few places you could find yourself rubbing shoulders with the stars of Manchester United and Manchester City.

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Beefing up on an old favourite

By Anthea Gerrie, March 5, 2015

There can be precious few places where Jewish and Irish cuisines converge, but for both cultures, one dish is paramount. As St Patrick's Day approaches, the Irish are looking forward to a traditional festive treat Ashkenazi Jews enjoy year round - succulent salt beef, aromatic, prettily pink and unashamedly fatty.

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Plaza Athenee

By Anthea Gerrie, March 5, 2015

Is the Plaza Athenee really the best hotel in Paris?

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From Skegness to London with chrein

By Anthea Gerrie, February 19, 2015

Skegness may seem an unlikely place to forge a stellar cooking career, but it's where Ben Tish made the two most important culinary connections of his life. One was with star chef Jason Atherton, who happens to be a fellow townsman, the other with his grandmother, Ada Tish.

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Old Swan and Minster Mill

By Anthea Gerrie, January 29, 2015

Expectations are always going to be high of a de Savary hotel, given the entrepreneur's reputation for making over old properties and infusing them with a touch of quirky class. This is as true of the Old Swan and Minster Mill as any of his previous hostelries, but this one comes with a few problems.

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myhotel Bloomsbury

By Anthea Gerrie, January 8, 2015

It's easy to walk past myhotel Bloomsbury and not realise it's a newish, stylish but extremely reasonably-priced place to lay your head in the middle of the West End.

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The view?I got it from Amazon

By Anthea Gerrie, November 13, 2014

Forget the Amazon. Just getting to our five-star eco-lodge on the riverbank was adventure enough.

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Berry good news fromIsraeli pioneers

By Anthea Gerrie, October 7, 2014

British strawberries have long been the harbinger of our brief midsummer. Sadly, like summer itself, their season is short.

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