What has been your most memorable dining experience?
Dining at the French Senate and feeling incredibly underdressed and self-conscious. But I've never had wine like it since!
Is there anything you would never try?
Offal (do eyeballs count as offal? I wouldn't eat them either!), insects or any kind of preserved egg.
What’s your favourite comfort food?
Bacon cheeseburger with home cut and fried chips with lashings of ketchup.
If you had to eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Mashed potatoes and carrots with fresh garden peas and good English herby sausages served with onion gravy.
After a long week, what’s you tipple of choice?
In summer: a nice Gin and Tonic with Bombay Gin, diet tonic (I think it tastes better!), half a lime and ice. In winter: a deep, dark and peaty whisky with a drop of spring water.
What are the three finer things in life that you secretly indulge in?
Foie gras, drinking Champagne for no reason and sometimes, by myself! Choux à la crème. Not cabbage, but the pastry kind. So simple, So naughty. So good!
Describe yourself in three foodie words...
Frivolous, gourmande, indulgence addict