What has been your mostmemorable dining experience?
Too many to mention. I’m spoilt. Some days, a perfect taco al pastor from A Mexico City hole in the wall. Other, some vast and endless tasting menu. At the moment, I’d find it pretty hard to beat Central in Lima.
Is there anything you wouldnevertry?
Goat’s cheese. Anything else is fine.
What’s your favourite comfort food?
Probably cottage pie. Or a seriously spicy noodle soup.
If you had to eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
I don’t love anything enough to to eat it every single day. Even caviar and risotto with white truffles would lose their appeal after a week.
After a long week, what’s your tipple of choice?
Probably something red, and teenage, from Bordeaux.
What are the three finer things in life that you secretly indulge in?
I’m so openly greedy that I don’t really have any secret indulgences. I feel culinary honesty is the best approach, from high to low. If I like it, I eat it. All my eating vices are out in the open. I do love a Macdonald’s Cheese burger though. And a processed cheese slice. And a Kentucky Zinger too.
Describe yourself in three foodie words…
Not a ‘foodie’.
Tom Parker Bowles is a food writer and broadcaster. He has most recently been seen on ITV’s Food Glorious Food, as a judge alongside Lloyd Grossman, Anne Harrison and Stacie Stewart. Tom’s first book, E is for Eating – An Alphabet in Greed, was published in 2004. Since then he has had three further books published and in 2010 was the recipient of the Guild of Food Writers Award for Best Work on British Food.
March 24, 2014