I was a fussy eater when I was a child, but my Mum’s home-baked birthday cakes always went down a treat.
Food trends change all the time, but at the moment steak and red wine is trending for me. With this in mind, my favourite place to eat is Blacklock in Philpot Lane, London. It’s an old electricity substation on the grounds of London’s first meat market in the City. It‘s owned by three former founders of Hawksmoor steakhouse, so they know their meat, and it’s excellent quality. Blacklock only sells chops, from skinny lamb cutlets to pork belly and beef shortrib, please don’t take vegetarians here.
My most memorable meal was eating squid on holiday in Vietnam. I cooked it fresh after catching it on a fishing trip.
My ideal dinner guests would be someone that is not fussy about food and enjoys laughter.
My favourite cookbook is the The Palomar Cookbook of modern Israeli cuisine. This cookbook from the Michelin Bib Gourmand-winning London restaurant The Palomar uses delicious and exotic sounding ingredients like za’atar, labneh, pomegranate syrup, and tahini. They are used in everything from mezze to desserts. There is even a cocktail section tucked in the middle of the book.
The three items I always keep in my fridge are random jars of chutneys, gin and peppers.