Chef is ready to sharpen his knife

Chef is ready to sharpen his knife

CELEBRATED chef David Thompson has one big piece of advice for MasterChef contestants — the real world is much tougher than the reality show. “They’re invariably nice, it is almost sickening,” Thompson told Confidential of judges Matt Preston, Gary Mehigan and George Calombaris. “While they want to be critical and appraise the dishes in a way that customers and professional restaurateurs might, they also want to do it in a way that is not disconcerting. media_cameraMasterChef Australia Gary Mehigan, George Calombaris, guest judge David Thompson, and Matt Preston (far right)….

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Corby’s latest post: ‘Almost at the airport’

Corby’s latest post: ‘Almost at the airport’

AS her freedom beckons Schapelle Corby created her own public Instagram account — which had a staggering 54,000 followers in a few hours. Her first post, as she remained holed up in her Kuta home counting down the final hours to freedom, was a photo of her two beloved dogs, Luna and May. Schapelle wrote: “Going to miss these two. My puppies #Luna&May”. media_cameraSchapelle Corby’s first Instagram post. Picture: Schapelle Corby/InstagramAmong those making comments on the account was her sister Mercedes, who is with her inside the home now and…

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Musical legend Gregg Allman dies at 69

Musical legend Gregg Allman dies at 69

IVE TRIED…WORDS ARE IMPOSSIBLE GUI GUI💔FOREVER,CHOOCH💋 — Cher (@cher) May 27, 2017 “I’ve tried … words are impossible,” she wrote. Beatles drummer Ringo Starr tweeted: “Rest in peace Greg Allman peace and love to all the family” Rest in peace Greg Allman peace and love to all the family 😎✌️🌟💖🎶🎵🎶🎵☮️🌺🌹 — #RingoStarr (@ringostarrmusic) May 27, 2017 Allman — along with older brother Duane and a handful of other musicians including guitarist Dickey Betts and drummer Butch Trucks, who died in January also at the age of 69 — helped form…

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Tillerson declines to host Ramadan reception

Tillerson declines to host Ramadan reception

Washington (CNN)In an apparent break with a nearly two-decades long bipartisan tradition, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has declined to host an event commemorating the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, according to two administration officials familiar with the decision. The officials said Tillerson rejected a request by the State Department’s Office of Religion and Global Affairs to host a reception marking the Eid al-Fitr, the end of the holy month of Ramadan, which begins Saturday in many countries. Since 1999, Tillerson’s five Republican and Democratic predecessors have hosted either an…

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