Interviews from October 2009

October 2009 Interviews Archive from Foodepedia

  • Woman of the year - Clare Blampied – MD of Sacla UK

    Tuesday October 20th, 2009

    Responsible for introducing Pesto to our nation’s supermarket shelves, Managing Director of Sacla UK Clare Blampied has built Sacla UK into a £30 million plus business empire.Sabrina Ghayour manages to steal a little chunk of time with one of the most remarkable women in the UK food industry and we find out what motivates and makes her tick… (apart from Pesto, of course)

  • I Know How To Cook!

    Tuesday October 13th, 2009

    You’ve probably never heard of 'Je Sais Cuisiner', not many people outside of France have, yet it’s been around since the 1930s but only previously available in French. A compendium of French classic recipes, it’s been the touchstone of Gallic cooking for generation after generation of French families and many a top chef today will tip his toque to it as well. As it appears in English for the first time, we talk to its editor, Clotilde Dusoulier.

  • Diving for Pearls - Chef Jun Tanaka

    Monday October 12th, 2009

    Beginning his career under the watchful eye of the Roux dynasty at the famous ‘Le Gavroche’, Jun spent 10 years working in some of the country’s top restaurants, under some of the most notoriously difficult Chefs in the business. Jun has used his experiences to bring his own unique brand of ‘Modern French’ cookery to fruition at ‘Pearl’, consistently delivering food which is both seasonal and innovative. We dove in for a quick word.

  • Ice Man- Francesco Mazzei at Cocorino

    Wednesday October 7th, 2009

    Cocorino’ is a story in two halves – gelateria and focacceria, each with their own doors. Brought to you by L’Anima restaurant’s dynamic chef,Francesco Mazzei , who worked in his family’s Calabrian gelateria and pastry shop aged eight, and Linda Yau, sister of his long-term mentor, Alan, the launch of the sweeter side of this rather cute Marylebone Village venture occurred last Wednesday. Lured by licking, Douglas Blyde went along to discuss cool-runnings with Mazzei.