Nico Ladenis

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The castaway on Desert Island Discs this week is a chef. His food is the culinary equivalent of haute couture, but in the 1980s Nico Ladenis was known as much for his temper tantrums as his truffle sauce. His refusal to offer his customers salt and pepper, and his insistence as to how they should eat their meal, caught the headlines more frequently than his fine cooking. But, as he tells Sue Lawley, these days he has come out of the kitchen and become a cooler and much calmer man.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: Onward Christian Soldiers by Sullivan/Baring-Gould
Book: Beau Jeste by P C Wren
Luxury: Cantona's Manchester United football shirt

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40 minutes

Last on

Fri 11 Jul 1997 09:05


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestNico Ladenis

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