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With half of Jamie’s Italian going, ahem…down the pan so to speak, you’d think we’d have hit ‘peak celebrity chef’. Not so! Just across the water in the Netherlands, Herman Den Blijker (not Greg Wallace) is the face of TV show Herrie in de Keuken (Noise in Kitchen) and has a number of fine eateries to his name. The kitchens and bathrooms in his latest, Goud in Rotterdam, have been slathered in Neolith’s Sintered stone as the chef was impressed with its hardwearing and hygienic qualities – so even if there’s a meltdown front of house, it’s still all ship-shape out back.

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