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Good taste is one of those virtues that most of us think we have, but very few of us actually do. What is good taste after all? Connoisseur is a style guide that gives an insight into AA Gill’s world and what he thinks of it. As a travel writer, food and TV critic, AA Gill has visited countries as diverse as Sudan and Cannes and has reviewed programmes from I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here to ...

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Gotta have it

From the hottest new home entertainment systems to the coolest pocket-sized gadgets, we look at what’s hip and hot. Everyone loves a gadget or two. To keep your life and home up-to-date this season, get your hands on some of these top audio gadgets and systems. Apple MacBook Pro This notebook has the latest Intel Core 2 Duo processors, memory up to 4GB and high-speed graphics in a lightweight, alumini ...

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A burger worth a detour

AA Gill is a renowned restaurant critic who writes for The Sunday Times Style magazine. Here is an example of one of his reviews… THE BUTCHER & GRILL ** 39-41 Parkgate Road, Battersea, SW11; 020 7924 3999 Lunch, Mon-Sat, 12-3pm, Sun, 12-4pm; dinner, Mon-Sat, 6pm-11pm ‘I have become an economic refugee in the land of anecdotage. A place of steepled fingers, clip-on microphones and decanters ...

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AA Gill is away

AA Gill has travelled the globe (and the M1) in pursuit of, in his words, being able to ‘interview places’ – in other words treating a place as if it was a person… Mad in Japan Tokyo On the face of it, the Japanese are very like us. We are both island nations, about the same size, both mongrel populations with constitutional monarchies; it rains a lot, they drink tea, we drink tea. W ...

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AA Gill is here

Adrian Anthony Gill (AA Gill) is a British newspaper columnist and writer. He reviews restaurants in The Sunday Times Style magazine and is a TV critic in the Culture section in the same paper. He also writes travel pieces, and is known for being acidic, witty and satirical What attracted you to journalism and what still excites you about it? I couldn’t do anything else! My father (the BBC television ...

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9 heavenly hotels

Here’s a round-up of the most stylish, desirable, comfortable-beyond-your-wildest-dreams hotels in which to rest your weary head… But be warned: your wallet will be returning home considerably lighter! They’re the gold standard of travel – often described as the world’s top resorts and hotels. Their unparalleled mix of prestige and opulence attracts world leaders and A-list cel ...

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Bittersweet

Here is the introduction to AA Gill’s new book Table Talk: Sweet and Sour, Salt and Bitter plus an excerpt from the book about the joys of going to Starbucks… For most people, the enjoyment is enough; pleasure doesn’t need explaining. If you ask why they liked the play, the soup, the view, they’ll probably use all-encompassing, evocative words of emotion or volume – it was ...

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Best restaurants around the World

Where are the best restaurants in the UK and the world – and what makes them better than the rest? We find out for you… What makes a restaurant great? Some of us can forgive ordinary food if the atmosphere is exceptional enough, while others of us will happily put up with surly service if every mouthful is palate-perfect. And what about shifting trends – with crazes like regionalism, new ex ...

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10 top luxury destinations

Stuck for holiday ideas? Take your pick of the 10 best places to see in the world… 1 Cape Town South Africa Why? It’s got miles of beaches and awesome surf. Plus, there’s only a two-hour time difference from the UK so you won’t have jet lag after the 12-hour flight. How do I get there? Fly with British Airways, South African Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Lufthansa or KLM Royal Dutch Air ...

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Places to see and be seen

Corporate hospitality is big business but which venues will leave a great impression on your guests? We take a look at some of the bestThere are plenty of corporate hospitality arenas across the UK, but where do the top business giants take their clients for a day of corporate wooing and what makes these places stand out from the crowd? We find out which venues have the greatest wow factor and what they off ...

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