Rowley Leigh, Chef, Restaurateur and Journalist
The cookbook that has most influenced your cooking
French Provincial Cooking, Elizabeth David. Boring I know
The food of love… What would you cook to impress a potential date
Your top five dinner guests, dead or alive
Ava Gardner, Ken Dodd, Phyllis Diller, Carey Mulligan and William Shakespeare (for biographical information)
Fast food – your top snack tip
Most memorable meal in film/literature/painting
The last supper, innit?
Your worst kitchen disaster
You don’t really want to know.
What do you eat when you get home from the pub [or similar]
Left over curry takeaway, straight from the fridge
What would you like your final meal to be?
Morphine and Complan
What is your secret talent [in or out of the kitchen]?
Snooker. And I can touch my toes
What did you eat for breakfast today?
Yoghourt, a pear, granola. And maple syrup
Most over-rated/ under-rated food/seasoning/gadget
- A steamer
- A waterbath
Your inheritance recipes – the one you inherited [and from whom] and the one you’d like to pass on to your children
My mother’s rice pudding. She forgot the rice
Rowley Leigh’s new book A Long and Messy Business (Unbound Publishing, £25) is out on 4 October