Interviews

In their home kitchens, people talk about food and other important matters – and cook us a favourite meal

Alison Roman – Over a long summer lunch at her Brooklyn apartment, the food writer and ex-pastry chef trades dinner-party tactics, reveals her biggest food heroes and explains why recipes exist to be subverted

Asma Khan – The founder of Darjeeling Express makes mutton keema for lunch, recalls cooking lessons in her family’s Calcutta palace, and explains why she only employs women at her new London restaurant

Bea Pérez & Pepe Flórez – The owners of Bodega Vidas show us around their vineyard, explain how they swapped science for wine, and prepare a very special – and intensely meaty – local delicacy

Zoe Adjonyoh – The chef & food writer cooks Moroccan chicken for lunch, recounts a journey to her Ghanaian roots and explains how a pot of peanut butter stew launched a flourishing food career

Roger Phillips – The horticulturalist and food writer takes us around his secret London garden, discusses his deep-rooted love of mushrooms and explains why he sleeps in his kitchen

Erwin Gegenbauer – The master vinegar brewer takes us on a tour of his Vienna factory, explains why local produce is “boring” and makes us breakfast featuring his own honey, oil, coffee, beer and cider

Ryan Chetiyawardana – The cocktail pioneer devises an elaborate pairing menu, explains the deceptively simple idea behind his bars, confesses a major food aversion and recalls his favourite ever meal

Esther & Nacho Manzano – The Asturian chefs explain how they created a world-class restaurant in their remote family home, talk us through their crazy work life and make an unconventional hake salad

Anna Koska – The acclaimed food illustrator recalls a riotous bird-filled childhood, takes us around her extraordinary gardens and creates a feast using ingredients she picks up along the way

Clovis & Fingal Ferguson – The food producers at Gubbeen show us around their extraordinary farm (taking in a biodynamic garden, a knife workshop and a smokehouse) and blowtorch a pork belly for lunch

Konstantin & Manuela Filippou – The Vienna restaurateurs recall their wildest food adventures, describe the challenges of opening an ambitious restaurant and school us in the art of the long breakfast

Margot & Fergus Henderson – The owners of Rochelle Canteen and St John barbecue quail for lunch in their garden, discuss the downsides of coriander and recall the first dishes they made for each other

Kylee Newton – The founder of Newton & Pott makes a heavenly cake with one of her jams, talks about the challenges of starting a food business and recalls the meal that wooed her husband

Paul Flynn – The chef at the Tannery makes a brilliantly simple chowder at home and explains how he went from fine dining in London to cooking good, unfussy food in the Irish countryside

Fuchsia Dunlop – The expert on Chinese food prepares a feast from her latest cookbook, shows us her prized kitchen objects (including a watchful food god) and reveals an unexpected food aversion

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