Posts by Laura P

London-based journalist and translator, mostly writing about food and travel. Faber Academy Writing a Novel 2018 graduate.

Interview: Ryan Chetiyawardana, Dandelyan

“I used the term ‘burn it to the ground’ but it’s more metaphorical than literal. It would be really disrespectful to Dandelyan if we didn’t create something as memorable.”

Interview: Pía León, Kjolle

“There was always that fear that Kjolle wouldn’t live up to Central. I took a risk but I decided to do it, and luckily we have a strong team.”

Interview: Alex Atala, D.O.M.

“It doesn’t surprise me that the majority of Brazilians have never eaten the Brazilian ingredients that I serve. There’s a disconnection between man and food.”

Dan Barber takes farm to table to a new level

When Barber asked Mazourek why he didn’t make a squash that tasted good, the breeder responded by saying that nobody had ever asked him to breed specifically with flavour in mind.

Food trip: Mexico

Sometime in late 2003, I found myself standing on the roadside in Querétaro, three hours north of Mexico City, clumsily eating a bistec taco with lime juice dribbling down my arm.

Food trip: Slovenia

A three-day jaunt in a nifty hire car was the perfect amount of time to take in the capital and the iconic Lake Bled before combining peaceful countryside with destination dining at Hisa Franko.

Interview: Leonor Espinosa, Leo

While most global foodies can identify ceviche as a Peruvian dish and tacos as Mexican, many would be hard-pushed to name a typically Colombian bite.

Interview: Ferran Adrià, El Bulli

Eighteen years old and desperate for cash to fund a summer of partying in Ibiza, the future world’s greatest chef did what any teenager might do – he took a job washing pots.

Interview: Matt Stone, Oakridge

“When I was a kid, kangaroo was only in the pet food section of the supermarket. Now it takes pride of place in supermarkets next to the Wagyu beef.”