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Celebrity Chef Jean Christophe Novelli dines with James Day of ETM

JD of ETM with JC

During his 2 day stint at this years West Mid Show in Shrewsbury, Jean Christophe praised the diversity of what Shropshire has to offer for consumers, and diners alike. During his demonstrations he invited regional chefs who source their produce from the locality, including Richard Fletcher from The Pheasant at Admaston, and Michel Nijsten from […]

Glynn Purnell to welcome X-Factor winner Sam Bailey into his Friday Night Kitchen

Glynn Purnell Friday Night Kitchen

Michelin starred chef Glynn Purnell will open the doors of his Friday Night Kitchen on October 7th at Villa Park’s Holte Suite and the ‘Yummy Brummie’ will be joined by X-Factor winner Sam Bailey. The East Londoner, now living in the Midlands, will join Glynn on stage to assist with the cooking along with other […]

Get your TV’s ready for 10am this Saturday as Steve Love heads to Saturday Kitchen

Steve Love

Top city chef and owner of Loves restaurant, Steve Love has achieved another string to his bow by being asked by host James Martin to appear on this weekend’s BBC1 show Saturday Kitchen. The show will be aired live from 10am on 19th January and we

James Eats Italian – Naples Review

James Day, Editor (& Consumer)

Many people ask to see pics of my personal ‘consume-ations’ around the Midlands and beyond, and although we share many of them ‘live’ on Twitter @eat_themidlands, when they are gone, they are gone! So here are some images to savour of a recent visit to Naples, Italy, by Editor, and food Reviewer, James Day of […]

BBC Good Food Show ~ Miele Master Chef Day

Jo Dyson of

Last week saw thousands of the regions foodies and keen gardeners visit the NEC BBC Good Food Show 2010, where they were treated to 100’s of stalls, serving innovative food creations, kitchen appliances, tasty creations from all over the world including olives from Spain, and Greece, artisan meats from Italy and Portugal, and of course, […]

St Patrick’s Day – Celebrate the ‘non’ traditional way!

Philippe Boucheron

To celebrate Paddy’s Day, our food and drinks writer, Philippe Boucheron uncorks Whiskey with an ‘e’ for Irish Excellence On the 17th March (this Wednesday) the Irish all over the world celebrate the feast day of St Patrick, their patron saint, who incidentally came from Wales!  As well as countless pints of Guinness they will […]

Midlands Michelin Chef on BBC TV’s Saturday Kitchen

Will Holland - La Becasse

Regional  ‘celebrity’ Will Holland, Michelin Starred chef of Ludlow’s La Becasse, is set to become ‘National Celebrity’ tomorrow during his appearance on James Martin’s BBC show ‘Saturday Kitchen’. Will who won his first Michelin star earlier this year, who at the age of 29 is only one of 5 UK chef’s to hold this coveted […]

Birmingham Hospitality Awards Host the Finest of the Midlands

BFDH Awards Judges

Many luminaries from the Hospitality industry gathered at the Edgbaston Cricket Stadium Monday night to celebrate, reward and highlight the great work done within the city at places where people EAT DRINK and SLEEP. The inaugural Birmingham Food Drink & Hospitality Awards was held on Monday 6th June at the prestigious sporting arena, which is making […]

Michelin Editor – Exclusive Interview on Birmingham’s Fifth Michelin Star 2016 Guide

Carters Restaurant Brigade Celebrate their Michelin Star Photo

There are many days where we have the privilege to speak with, eat with and occasionally socialise with some of the regions finest Chefs and producers – but there are few days more finer than this week – not only congratulating Birmingham’s newest ‘Star’ in person but also speaking with the editor of the Guide […]

Birmingham’s Fifth Michelin Star Awarded to Carters Restaurant Moseley – Exclusive Interview

Michelin Stars! Carters of Moseley Chef Patron Brad Carter. Partner Holly Jackson with Peter Jackson, Richard Walter, and Jack Gooch

There are many days where we have the privilege to speak with, eat with and occasionally socialise with some of the regions finest Chefs and producers – but there are few days more finer than today – not only congratulating Birmingham’s newest ‘Star’ in person and those who have supported him in his ascendancy – […]