Category Archive: Interview

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with TROY PAYNE

On a hot summer afternoon I walked into Clé Dubai at Al Fattan Currency House in DIFC not knowing what to expect. As I waited the first thing that struck me was the… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with ALEXANDER STUMPF

Right from the name to the smallest details within the restaurant, Toko oozes Japanese charm (except for the sheesha they serve which I guess is the Middle Eastern influence). As they say, it’s… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with TOM ARNEL

I have been trying to think of ONE word that would best define Tom & Serg. After a lot of mulling, and mulling some more, I believe ‘simplicity’ is the word. At Tom… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with FRANCESCO GUARRACINO

This interview will forever be entrenched in my heart. Simply because Chef Francesco was the first Executive Chef to respond positively to participating in my CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! segment. Agreeing to… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with HERMINE KOSTANYAN

Fukurou means Owl in Japanese and that’s where the Japanese connection ends. Nestled in the back on the ground level of Emirates Financial Towers in DIFC, Fukurou House is a healthy, contemporary and… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with MARIANNA VITALE

If there is one thing I have learned in life it is: when opportunity knocks grab it with both hands. That is exactly what I did when I was asked if I would… Continue reading

Chef Talk: Fire It Up!!!

As you all know I am not a cook and I don’t like to cook! And so my appreciation for people who put food on my table is unconditional. With all food blogs… Continue reading