Tell us about your favourite food memory from your childhood.
My mum has a habit of putting green chilli in everything, I grew up eating spicy Sunday dinners and cringing at my mum bringing a bottle of chilli sauce with her everywhere we went. When I eventually started working in restaurants she would visit me and do the same, the worst was when she asked the chefs at St. JOHN for a side dish of green chillies.
What would your advice be to someone who is new to cooking and is looking to put more love into the ritual of preparing food at home?
Focus on seasonality and work your way through recipes like that, when you use ingredients that are in their prime you can get away with doing less and getting max flavour.
Tell us about one of your cooking rituals at home?
I've always got nice cream, lots of good butter and eggs around in case I need to make a cake. I can have a completely empty fridge with nothing else but butter in it.
What's your favourite thing about having friends and family round for dinner?
How LOUD it gets, the stories towards the end of the night especially.
What's your favourite sweet breakfast to whip up on a winter's morning?
Crepes, all year round all the time with a splash of double cream in the batter.
Taste that most makes you think of home:
"I've always got nice cream, lots of good butter and eggs around in case I need to make a cake. I can have a completely empty fridge with nothing else but butter in it."