Chapter 3: Yet more success… and scandal

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Pied à Terre: Celebrating 30 years

Pied à Terre

By Asimakis Chaniotis and David Moore

Published 2021

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New chef on the block: Tom Aikens with David Moore in 1996

“Never buy a chef a Christmas present,” quipped Moore. “If you do, perhaps buy him a fishing rod or a kite but not a camera.”

The previous Christmas, Moore had given Neat an SLR camera and now his partner announced he rather liked the idea of developing his interest in photography. Neat’s account is that there were several reasons behind the decision, primarily that his French wife was not fond of life in London (my, what would Dr Samuel Johnson have said?).