Who or what are your main influences?
Posted 04 May 2002 - 06:49 AM
Now or in the past, who do regard as your peers and who inspires you most?
What about the produce itself – are you moved by (local) produce or by a particular cuisine or method of cooking?
Posted 08 May 2002 - 10:31 AM
I would be deluding myself if I didn't think that the ideas and recipes of others doesn't play a part as well. Interestingly I pinched an idea once from a book called Secrets of the Great French Restaurants by Louisette Bertholle for a bourride made with chicken rather then fish but thickened in the same way with garlic mayonnaise and found that Marion Jones from Croque en Bouche had the same dish - pinched from the same book - on her menu.
I read fairly widely and eat out where possible and will take anyone's good idea. No problem