Charming womanizer with luxurious tastes

4th April 2011

Whilst the history of cinema is full of action heroes and seducers, there is only one who managed to become Her Majesty‚Äôs best man for difficult situations and won the hearts of generations: James Bond. No other “suit” has saved the world as often or as casually as the British Secre...
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Pavarotti and Caviar

12th November 2010

From Herbert Breslin’s libellous ‘The King and I: The Uncensored Tale of Luciano Pavarotti’s Rise to Fame by His Manager

Luciano presented me with a menu that was elegant in its simplicity. In fact, it would require almost no kitchen- preparation time at all. His requirem...
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Gioachino Rossini and Caviar

10th November 2010

150 years or so before Pavarotti had conquered the operatic stage, his compatriot Gioachino Rossini was capturing the adulation of the Western World with his great operas, so much so that by the time he was in his late 30s he was able to retire on a pension.
Like Pavarotti, he was also a connoisseu...
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