Tag Archive: Chef

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with CANDICE WALKER

Her life revolved around good growing up. Candice worked in a restaurant after school, she cooked for her family and she still found time to watch three cooking shows on TV every single… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with LILY HOA NGUYEN

Vietnam gave me some of my most memorable holiday memories, but the one thing that always stood out was the wonderful Vietnamese people. So a self-taught Vietnamese lady chef who had as recently… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with ALPER UZUNDURUKAN

Chef Alper Uzundurukan’s journey into the food world was one of fate and he had never looked back. He started in a small Italian café in Turkey and worked his way into the… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with CHEF JITIN JOSHI

This blog has to start with both a confession and an apology. Confession: I interviewed Chef Jitin a year ago (Yikes!) and as much as I loved him and what he shared, I… Continue reading

FOOD TRAVELS: JAIPUR

Let’s be honest. There are certain types of holidays where all you want to do is ‘nothing’ – none of that touristy stuff of monuments, historical walks and of course those mandatory selfies.… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with CHEF HARI NAYAK

I had enjoyed Chef Hari Nayak’s food before I even knew he was responsible for it. This was when I visited Bombay Bungalow at The Beach on JBR. When I dined at Masti,… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with CHEF NICOLAS BACHEYRE

Nicolas was the first Pastry Chef I interviewed for Chef Talk – and it was a super start. I was invited by Sopexa for a workshop to learn all about cream – which… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with CHEF MASSIMILIANO

Massimiliano comes across as the most lovable teddy bear. He is all smiles and always seems happy. He loves to travel – and that is obvious by the countries he has worked in… Continue reading

SWEET TALK WITH QUDSIA KARIM

My first introduction to Cocosia chocolates was when FoodeMag DXB invited me to the preview of Farzi Café – our take away was a bespoke chocolate made by Cocosia. Fast forward many months… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with CHEF LUCA TRESOLDI

Chef Luca was forced to shorten his beach lounging day-off thanks to this interview and I was glad he did. He has had a few wonderful kitchen roles working with some  wonderful Chefs… Continue reading