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Nico Ladenis

Nico Ladenis

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First broadcast: Sun 23 Feb 1997

Chef

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]

Choices

Gioachino Rossini

1.

Gioachino Rossini

The Thieving Magpie Overture

Orchestra: The Symphony Orchestra Of Canada

Others who chose this artist

Sullivan/Baring-Gould

2.

Castaway's favourite

Sullivan/Baring-Gould

Onward Christian Soldiers

Choir: The Morriston Orpheus Choir

Julia Ward Howe

3.

Julia Ward Howe

Battle Hymn Of The Republic

Choir: Unspecified Male Choir

Others who chose this artist

Georges Bizet

5.

Georges Bizet

L'amour est un oiseau rebelle (Habanera) (from Carmen)

Soloist: Maria Callas Orchestra: The French National Radio Orchestra

Others who chose this artist

Giuseppe Verdi

8.

Giuseppe Verdi

La donna รจ mobile (from Rigoletto)

Soloist: Luciano Pavarotti Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra

Others who chose this artist

Book

Beau Jeste by P C Wren

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

Cantona's Manchester United football shirt

Others who chose a similar luxury

Occupations

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