Q&A Profiles

Profile – John Thompson [CaféPod]

Hey… …did you know that there’s a specific type of person who actually drinks coffee for a living? Yup – they’re called ‘Cuppers’, and their job description entails travelling around the world to find the most exciting new suppliers and
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Crispin Busk from Kabuto Noodles

Profile – Crispin Busk [Kabuto Noodles]

    R Kurtz via Compfight   We speak to Crispin Busk, the brains and legs behind ‘posh’ instant noodle brand, Kabuto Noodles. Tasting Britain was won over by Kabuto’s irreverent branding, well researched variety of flavours and
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Executive Chef Pino Lavarra

Profile – Pino Lavarra [Tosca, Ritz Carlton Hong Kong]

We speak to head chef Pino Lavarra, who amongst a fair few other things, was at some point actually crowned as ‘One of the Best Chefs in the World’ (a legitimate achievement) by the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences. Since early
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Demetri Walters, Master Of Wine

Profile – Demetri Walters – Master Of Wine [Berry Bros & Rudd]

We spoke to Demetri Walters, a Master of Wine (MW) and the Sales Manager at the illustrious and delicious wine and spirits merchant, Berry Bros and Rudd.  I (Jack) met him at one of BBR’s wine tastings (held in their quite exciting and historic wine cellars) and
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Iberica Exec Chef Nacho Manzano in Kitchen

Profile – Nacho Manzano [Ibérica]

We run a short interview with Nacho Manzano, a man with not one, but two Michelin Stars, and the executive chef at the Iberica chain of restaurants (Ibérica Canary Wharf, Ibérica Marylebone and Ibérica La Terraza) – which are doing something of a PR job for
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Le Pont De La Tour Head Chef Tom Cook

Profile – Tom Cook [Le Pont De La Tour]

We chat with Tom Cook, Head Chef at London’s prestigious Le Pont De La Tour and a man who started out cooking at age 15, before eventually apprenticing under the likes of Gary Rhodes and Michel Roux Jr.   This man knows French food! Having worked all
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Jimmy-Moore

Profile – Jimmy Moore [Livin’ La Vida Low Carb]

Here at Tasting Britain, we’re of the opinion that Jimmy Moore, perhaps better known as the ‘Livin Low Carb Guy’ is a very nice chap (listen to one of his podcasts and see if you can resist the all powerful fuzziness of that lazy Southern drawl). But
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Pescatori Restaurants Head Chef Chris O'Nielll In Kitchen

Profile – Chris O’Niell [Pescatori]

Jack sits down with Chris O’Niell, a man with a wealth of experience in the food business, a passion for locally sourced produce and for ‘old style’ Italian seafood. Here’s a man who really wants you to appreciate your dinner – an advocate for the
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Profile – Basile Aloy [Avignonesi]

You might not have heard of Basile Aloy, but he’s a part of one of the most powerful (non Royal) families in Europe – the Saverys, who possess a shipping empire and a combined wealth of many hundreds of million dollars. They run a bunch of shipping companies you also
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Profile – Stuart Langley [Disappearing Dining Club]

Jack speaks with Stuart Langley, head honcho and bearded brains behind  The Disappearing Dining Club, a supper club that combines pop up dining, party planning and (sometimes) throws in a little urban exploration for good measure. One of their mottos?
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