John Burton-Race

The Man, the Magic & the Mayhem

Micheal Cowton

A prodigious talent stalked by controversy, celebrity chef John Burton-Race has always lived life on the edge, and remains nothing if not pragmatic. This is his story.
Date Published :
June 2020
Publisher :
Mortons Books
Illustration :
80
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Binding : Hardback
ISBN : 9781911658412
Pages : 200
Dimensions : 9.4 X 6.5 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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Overview
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A prodigious talent stalked by controversy, celebrity chef John Burton-Race has always lived life on the edge, and remains nothing if not pragmatic. “I wear people down. I’m a bit of a basket case.”

Born in Singapore in 1957 to a British diplomat father, Burton-Race helped the family chef while being exposed to global tastes and flavors that still influence his style of cooking. He worked under renowned chef Raymond Blanc at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons and when Blanc opened Le Petit Blanc in Oxford, he turned to Burton-Race to head the kitchen. Here the young, aspiring chef would win his first Michelin star. Three years later he opened his own restaurant, L’Ortolan in Berkshire. Awarded two Michelin stars, the achievement was repeated in 2000 at John Burton-Race Restaurant at London’s Landmark Hotel.

Television viewers, however, bore witness to his mercurial nature in the fly-on-the-wall series French Leave and Return of the Chef, and an appearance on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here ended in disaster when his second wife closed his Devon restaurant while he was in the Australian bush. Possessed of an innate talent for self destruction, John Burton-Race is still driven, still complex, still controversial, still living life at 100 miles an hour. This is his story.

About The Author
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Michael Cowton honed his journalistic skills on national newspapers as a features writer, columnist and chief sub-editor, working variously for the Daily Express, The Observer and Mail On Sunday. As a published biographer, his writing credits include works on the bands Level 42 and Pet Shop Boys. A former magazine editor and visiting lecturer in media studies, he is currently employed as a production editor for a major publishing house. Married with two children, he lives in Lincolnshire.