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Q&A with the head chef at The River Cottage


Posted: 17 April 2010
by Catherine O’Dolan

Gillon Meller, chef at The River Cottage and father of Isla, 11, and Cecily, five, reveals foodie secrets:

What’s your earliest food memory? The first time I ate white chocolate, probably aged three.

What was the first thing you ever cooked? Something like cheese on toast 

How did it taste? Amazing

What’s your perfect family dinner? My own wood-fired pizza with salad from the garden.

What’s the best way to tempt a fussy eater?  Serve them wood-fired pizza with salad from the garden.

What’s the perfect festival food? Spiced mutton burgers with tomatoes and minted yoghurt

Your favourite recipe? Smoked Pollack Rarebit from my book, Fish (see Smoked Pollack Rarebit in our Recipes section). 




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