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Minty, Simon and Sam Minty
Welcome to the world of POSH NOSH. For me, this is a dream come true. All my life, I've wanted to bring extraordinary food to ordinary people.

My own beginnings in the catering industry couldn't have been more ordinary. I pulled pints for my dad, Reg Woodard, who was the landlord of the Marquis Of Queensbury in Tilegate Road, Reading.

Reg, of course, is the real name of Elton John. So I suppose it was destiny that I ended up, many years later, embarrassing Madagascan king of king prawns for a supper party Simon and I cooked for the Duke of Albany, at his villa near Lucca, to which Elton was invited and came.

Food has been a passport to another world for me, to be honest. Let's hope it is for you too.

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