Bill Granger interview
It’s hard not to love the Aussie chef for his warm, affable nature and his simple yet devastatingly tasty recipes. We caught up with him here…
Surf or turf?
Surf: I live near it and breathe it every day.
Eastern delights or Western bites?
Eastern delights: Eastern food blew me away 20 years ago, and the allure of the exotic gets me every time, and those explosive flavours…
Restaurant dining or home cooking?
Home cooking: This part of my life dominates, and my kids are still very young.
Cooking for friends or cooking for the kids?
Cooking for the kids: Emerging palates mean I’m experiencing everything all over again in a different way – what a privilege!
Hot hot hot or cold platters?
Cold platters: I love simplicity and when I’m worn out from cooking, a platter of deli cold cuts and the perfect salad is perfection.
Sweet or savoury?
Savoury: my palate is more attuned to salt, which is not say there isn’t room for both in my life
Big breakfast or leisurely lunch?
Leisurely breakfast: because these happen only the weekends, are therefore are always a special occasion and feature many courses of perfect foods, such as local levain with the crispest crust, orange-yolked organic eggs, rocket from the garden, ripe in-season fruit, a homemade jam or artisan honey; you get the picture… the epitome of what I like to eat.
Supermarkets or farmer’s markets?
Farmer’s markets: no question, it’s the way I keep in touch with my world.
Comfort food or light & low fat?
A continuous circle: one begets the need for the other!
Europe or Australia?
A continuous circle: Australia is always home but Europe lures and excites, always, and luckily the world seems to be getting smaller and I get to enjoy the best of both worlds.