When most chefs do a guest dish for a fellow restaurateur, they often send over the recipe with a few notes on how to make/plate. Not so Pierre Koffmann who, we hear, arrived at Hai Cenato sleeves rolled up and ready to get elbow deep in dough…
How does Sat Bains look after his 700+ cookbook collection? Well, he tells the Dumbwaiter in a snippet from a fuller interview for the next CODE Quarterly, he puts the really special ones in the restaurant’s vacuum-pack machine to keep them pristine. Sous read!
Lazy Susan, the Dumbwaiter’s sidekick, interviewed Thomasina Miers the other day for CODE Quarterly and was impressed by the Wahaca boss’s story about dragging a really heavy abandoned wooden toy kitchen home for her three daughters. Moguls in the making, no doubt.
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