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Nigel Mendham

The head chef of GBR at Dukes Hotel tells us about how he developed his love of traditional food, where he eats in London and how his signature dish has evolved What’s your earliest food memory? My mum always used to make boiled meat with cabbage and potatoes – it doesn’t...  Read More »

Peter Gilmore

The award-winning executive chef of Quay restaurant in Sydney talks to Francesca Hool about Australia’s creative food scene, its emerging new talent and his passion for growing produce Where did you last go on holiday? Most recently we went to Byron Bay in New South Wales. It’s...  Read More »

Anne-Sophie Pic

With restaurants in France and Switzerland, the three-star chef has turned her attention to London, where she’s opened La Dame de Pic. She tells Blossom Green where she found her cooking ethos. What’s your earliest food memory? During my childhood, we lived in an apartment right next to my father’s...  Read More »

Gaggan Anand

The owner of Bangkok’s Gaggan, twice awarded the best restaurant in Asia, speaks to Food and Travel about progressive Indian food, where he gets his inspiration and the best way to spend 30c What’s your ethos as a chef? I constantly ask myself ‘what is fine food?’ Fine food...  Read More »

Chul Keun Lim

Chul Keun Lim, Head Chef, at Katana Dubai, the award-winning robata and sushi bar from Los Angeles famed Sunset Strip talks to Food and Travel about his likes and loves One of my fondest childhood memories was picking persimmons in the autumn with my family. My mother used to hang...  Read More »

Frank Fol

A Michelin starred chef Frank Fol, a member of the Coach Team for Bocuse d’Or and the Private Chef of the Belgian Olympic Team for the games in Beijing and London; this award winning Flemish chef is known as the Vegetable Chef – with his philosophy ‘Think Vegetables! Think Fruit!’ Food...  Read More »

Christo Nortier

Christo Nortier has enjoyed a globe-trotting career that has seen him as senior chef at Jamie’s Italian in London, Group Executive Chef at Doppio Zero in South Africa to Executive Chef at Carluccio’s, overseeing their restaurants across the UAE and Doha I’ve been cooking since...  Read More »

Heiko Nieder

2 Michelin Stars & 18 Gault Millau points are just a couple of the accolades held by Heiko Nieder, Executive chef ‘The Restaurant” at Zurich’s Dolder Grand. While kids of my age were playing games outdoors, at eight years old, I was reproducing dishes made by my grandmother,...  Read More »

Lee Kok Hua

Award winning Chef de Cuisine at Hakkasan Abu Dhabi, Lee Kok Hua talks to Food and Travel Arabia about his life, loves and passion for food Like most of my friends, my earliest memories of food are ones from my childhood. One day I was in my uncle’s restaurant and I went inside...  Read More »

Virgilio Martínez

Imogen Lepere about making his first ceviche and where he goes to eat in his hometown Where did you last go on holiday? As a chef, it’s difficult to take time off. However, I recently spent two days in Hong Kong. In the markets, you pick out amazing seafood and vendors cook it...  Read More »