Desert Island Chef - Davey Aspin of The Seafood Ristorante in St Andrews

8 days AGOIain Fenwick Gourmet Gossip

Original interview credit to D C Thomson

Q Desert island food?

A Asian – Fresh flavours, spices, variety

Q Favourite TV chef?

A Swedish Chef from the Muppets

Q Favourite cook book?

A White Heat by Marco Pierre White – a book before its time

Q Favourite ingredient?

A Game – my passion for Scottish ingredients

Q Most hated ingredient?

A Okra

Q Perfect dinner guest?

A Family & friends

Q Favourite kitchen gadget?

A A good knife

Q Favourite music to cook to?

A Depends on my mood

Q Perfect menu?

A Seasonal

Q Favourite country for food?

A Scotland & Italy

Q Favourite chef, alive or dead?

A Marco Pierre White

Q Favourite culinary season and why?

A Spring & Autumn – Spring for the colours after a dark Winter – Autumn for the game season

Q Salt or pepper?

A Salt

Q Favourite herb?

A Thyme

Q Favourite spice?

A Cumin

Q Favourite way to cook the humble potato?

A  Chip

Q Favourite go-to recipe if you’re in a hurry?

A Aglio, olio, pepperoncino pasta

Q Favourite naughty nibble?

A Pickled onion monster munch

Q Favourite health food?

A Avocado

Q Ideal picnic dish?

A Pork pie & English mustard

Q Ideal BBQ food?

A Chamelou lamb

Q Are you critical of the food when you’re dining out?

A Never

Q Do you tip in restaurants?

A Always

Q Top tip for failsafe cooking?

A Go Out

Q Worst cooking sin in your opinion?

A Not seasoning

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