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Jamie Oliver’s empire collapses – 22 UK restaurants to close

Jamie Oliver launching his Jamie’s Italian restaurant at Tower Bridge, London, in 2015. Photograph: Rex Shutterstock

Administrators called in as 1,000 employees set to lose their jobs

All but three of Jamie Oliver’s 25 UK restaurants are closing with the loss of 1,000 jobs after the business called in administrators.

The company, which includes 22 Jamie’s Italian outlets, plus the Fifteen and Barbecoa restaurants in London and Jamie’s Diner at Gatwick airport, appointed executives at advisory firm KPMG as administrators on Tuesday.

The administration could mark the end of Oliver’s UK restaurant empire, which began with the opening of Fifteen in London in 2002. Only his three outlets at Gatwick airport, which include the last Jamie’s Diner, will remain in operation as administrators seek a buyer.

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Gordon Ramsay’s new ‘authentic Asian’ restaurant kicks off cultural appropriation row

Gordon Ramsay’s newest London restaurant has become embroiled in a row over alleged cultural appropriation after an Asian food critic accused the celebrity …

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The Best Cookbooks of Spring 2019

Including new recipes from Franklin Barbecue, Republique, and Salt & Straw In a world of food blogs, Pinterest, and smart speakers that spout off recipes on command , the mere existence of cookbooks may seem like an anachronism. Yet somehow, cookbooks have never felt more relevant and downright useful — as showcases for actually good food photography ; as prompts for self-reflection or nerdy obsession ; as tools for political activism ; as vehicles for virality .READ MORE …