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Gordon Ramsay and Marmite claim top positions in olive's rated and slated awards



Gordon Ramsay and Marmite claim top positions in olive magazine's 2007 rated and slated awards

 

olive, the magazine for people who live to eat, reveals the winners and losers in its 2007 Rated and Slated Awards.

 

In the October issue (on sale 31st August) a host of categories including British food, celebrity chef, UK foodie destination, TV/radio programme, high-street chain, cookbook, restaurant, global cuisine, foodie holiday and recipe have all been voted for by olive readers.

 

Marmite, the love it or hate it tarmac-style spread, claimed both top and bottom marks for British food. Marmite secured its winning position over seaside-staple fish and chips, but was also biggest British flop beating the delights of tripe and black pudding in the lowliest position.

 

Gordon Ramsay and Delia Smith were clear favourites with olive readers. Gordon was the stonking winner for celebrity chef and Delia scored top position in cookbook category.

 

Though Jamie Oliver has written over nine cookery books he miserably found himself in bottom cookbook place.

 

Nigella Lawson and Anthony Worrall Thompson skulked in the scrapheap of the celebrity chef category.

 

McDonald's also fared badly being exposed in bottom position for high-street chain and restaurant categories.

 

Pizza Express was the favourite high-street chain and Gordon Ramsay at Claridge's secured top slot for best restaurant – the category where service and food is so fantastic diners can't wait to return.

 

Christine Hayes, editor of olive magazine says: "While their styles couldn't be more different, olive's 2007 reader awards clearly show that both Gordon and Delia are top of their game. Gordon is respected and admired as a restaurant chef, and Delia's attention to detail means our readers trust her to provide recipes that work every time."

 

Full list of winners and losers:

 

Category

Rated

Slated

Best restaurant

Claridges

McDonald's

Celebrity chef

Gordon Ramsay

Nigella Lawson/ Anthony Worrall Thompson

Global cuisine

Italian

Chinese

TV/radio programme

BBC 1 Saturday Kitchen

BBC2 Ready,Steady Cook

UK foodie destination

Brighton

Blackpool

High-street chain

Pizza Express

McDonald's

Cookbook

Delia Smith

Jamie Oliver

British food

Marmite

Marmite

Foodie holiday

Italy

Spain

olive recipe

Chicken wrapped in Parma ham

Dime bar dreams

 

 

Michaela O'Farrell

 

 

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Date : 29.08.2007
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