Miss Nasty a Total Professional

Wellington-raised chef Monica Galleti, 36, who is a judge on BBC2 cooking show MasterChef: The Professionals, will also appear alongside British chefs Marcus Wareing and Fred Sireix at the London Rumble in the Jungle event on 20 September, billed as “a white-collar boxing match”, though with saucepans. The Samoan-born Galetti has a fearsome reputation as “Miss Nasty”. UK food critic Jay Rayner noted how “her intense stare, her inability to hide even for a second her disapproval on her intensively mobile face” has turned Galetti into a cult figure on the show on which chefs compete for the title. Galetti is also sous chef at the two-Michelin-star restaurant, La Gavroche, in London, where she has worked for the past decade. Her new cookbook, Monica’s Kitchen is out now.


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Georgia Fowler Modelling From the Couch

Georgia Fowler Modelling From the Couch

Vogue magazine recently caught up with four Fashion Week regulars, including New Zealand model Georgia Fowler, 28, to see how they handled the shift from real-world runway to virtual. Fowler has been…