Daniel Boulud Interview: From Lyon to the Lion City

  10/16    Singapore

Daniel Boulud may be one of the world’s most successful and renowned chefs, but the boy from Lyon is down-to-earth in the extreme – and a blissfully spin-free interviewee.


Nobu Matsuhisa Interview

  03/16    Hong Kong

Nobu Matsuhisa is arguably Japan’s most famous culinary son. He may still be chef to the A-List, but he’s both charming and ego-free in a candid discussion.

3 minutes, chef: Ashley Palmer-Watts: Fat Duck/Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

  01/16    Australia

Dorset-born Ashley Palmer-Watts started working in restaurants at the age of thirteen. Twenty three years on, he’s head chef at the two Michelin star Dinner at London’s beautiful Mandarin Oriental Hotel on Hyde Park (chef’s table, below), while also Culinary Director of the Fat Duck Group. Dinner is, of course, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal and …

Linguinnnnni! My Helene Darroze interview for CNN


CNN’s Culinary Journeys recently interviewed Helene Darroze – not only a remarkable multi Michelin-starred chef and ‘the world’s best female chef’….but also the inspiration behind Colette in Ratatouille.   What more could life deliver?! Here’s my piece for them: http://edition.cnn.com/2015/09/04/travel/culinary-journeys-helene-darroze/ With two eponymous Michelin-starred restaurants in London and Paris, multiple awards including a Legion of …

Jowett Yu

Jowett Yu from Ho Lee Fook: My interview for Tasting Kitchen

  07/15    Hong Kong

(See here for Ho Lee Fook review) I recently sat down with Jowett Yu, the Taiwanese-Canadian chef heading up Ho Lee  Fook, a restaurant which has done more than anywhere else in Hong Kong to revitalise and modernise Chinese cuisine. The interview for Tasting Kitchen hears about his time growing up in Taiwan, his numerous influences …

Pavillon Ledoyen

Yannick Alléno feature interview & profile: The sauce sorcerer


Even in an already stellar culinary career, 2014 was a pretty special year for Yannick Alléno. Aside from taking on the renowned three Michelin star Pavillon Ledoyen off the Champs Elysées (review here), he was also named 2015 Chef of the Year by the iconic French restaurant guide Gault&Millau. They acknowledged him as having led ‘an outstanding career in French …

3 minutes, chef: Andoni Aduriz, Mugaritz, San Sebàstian


Andoni Aduriz, chef at Mugaritz in the legendary gastronomic destination of San Sebàstian on Spain’s northeastern coast, was born and raised in the city at the heart of Basque culture. What he may have lacked in traditional academic prowess, he more than made up for at culinary school before his subsequent move to elBulli, home of course …