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Marco Pierre White

Marco Pierre White

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week has been described as the 'enfant terrible' of the restaurant world. Marco Pierre White opened his first restaurant at the age of 27, where he established a reputation both for extraordinary culinary expertise and for outrageous behaviour.

He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about the route which took him from the Leeds council estate where he was born nearly 30 years ago, to the moment when he became the youngest chef to be awarded two Michelin stars at his restaurant, Harvey's.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: A Good Year For The Roses by Elvis Costello
Book: Ma Gastronomie by Fernand Point
Luxury: Picture of his daughter

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