Hugh is talking about AA Gill, a British restaurant critic and writer, who passed away today at age 62. He had only recently revealed that he was suffering from cancer.
Gill’s reviews in the Sunday Times and other media were very eloquent, funny, provocative and, at times, scathing. He was both revered and feared and had, reportedly, been thrown out of one of Gordon Ramsay’s restaurants by the chef himself. This piece in the Guardian gives a glimpse of the man.