Editor's Viewpoint: Chefs go for gold
For its size Northern Ireland produces a large number of very gifted chefs and eating out in the province is now a delight with a great variety of culinary styles and offerings.
Chris Fearon and Chris Bell, the two chefs who will battle it out on television tonight to go forward to the national final of the Great British Menu, epitomise the expertise in our restaurant kitchens.
We wish them luck in their quest to be the chef chosen to prepare a feast for past and present Olympic stars ahead of the London Games. But whatever the outcome we know they will continue to serve up gold medal standard fare to their everyday customers.