Chef Michael Caines' tells of his love for Bolton ahead of food and drink festival
11:46am Friday 16th August 2013 in News
HE has cooked on television, at 10 Downing Street and has two Michelin stars.
But celebrity chef Michael Caines admits he gets nervous before appearances to demonstrate his expertise.
Set to be a star attraction at the first day of Bolton Food and Drink Festival, on Friday, August 23, he says the warm welcome he gets from the town puts him at ease.
Michael said: “I do get quite a bit nervous. But Bolton is one of those places, having done it now a few years, you really feel like you fit in, people know you and all the people there are very warm.
“It’s a wonderful festival, a wonderful town and a wonderful celebration of food. To be able to stand there and be a part of that is a pleasure.
“It’s a fantastic festival and, this year, I’m sure it’ll be even better.”
He will host demonstrat-ions, which are free to attend, giving cookery fans the chance to experience the tastes of Michelin-starred inspired food at home.
Currently the head chef of Gidleigh Park in Devon and the Royal Clarence in Exeter, he said: “I’m launching my book, Michael Caines At Home, soon so I’m going to be doing some recipes from that. What we Michelin star chefs do is really difficult to recreate back at home. I want to bring some of that flair, imagination and aspiration.
“It’s principally based around ingredients, starting with the herbs and spices. Vegetables, seafood, shellfish, giving them a real journey through the ingredients.
“I want to share some of my knowledge, some great recipes, inspire them to cook. Some recipes can be done by beginners. Some with a little more time.
“There’s a varying level. This is my first book. I think it’s an important book for me, I guess it’s been a long time coming.”
Despite losing his right arm in a car accident in 1994, Michael was back in the kitchen working part time within two weeks, and full-time after just four.
In 2004, he was invited to cook at 10 Downing Street for then Prime Minister Tony Blair and the President of Poland.
On the evening of August 23, he will host a special Gala Dinner at The Albert Halls, and chefs, from Michael Caines at ABode Manchester, are set to prepare a lamb dish for the main course.
He will be joined regional chefs Andrew Nutter, Chris Yates and The Albert Halls' Steve Anderson. Tickets for the four-course, fine dining dinner cost £50, phone 01204 334400. The book will be on sale on October 3.
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