Chef Revelations – Anna Hansen

06 April 2011 by
Chef Revelations – Anna Hansen

What was your best subject at school? English

What was your first job? Newspaper round

What was your first job in catering? Shop assistant at Hardy Street Deli, Nelson, New Zealand. I was 16

What do you normally have for breakfast? Yogurt and pomegranate molasses

Which is your favourite restaurant? Koya, London

What is your favourite drink? Jasmine tea

What is your favourite food/cuisine? Anything involving pork

Which ingredient do you hate the most? Kidneys

What do you always carry with you? Liquorice chewing gum

Which person in catering have you most admired? Elizabeth David

Which person gave you the greatest inspiration? Peter Gordon

Cast away on a desert island, what luxury would you take? L'eau d'Issey by Issey Miyake

What daily newspaper/website do you read? The Guardian

If not yourself, who would you rather have been? Uma Thurman

When and where was your last holiday? Vancouver, a month ago

What irritates you most about the industry? People who go out to have a bad time

Who would play you in a film about your life? Uma Thurman

What's your favourite book?The Flavour Thesaurus by Niki Segnit

What is your favourite prepared food product? Chorizo

Who would be in your "fantasy" brigade?
Sarah Conway - Ponsonby Road Bistro, Auckland, New Zealand; Giancarlo Vatteroni - Dehesa, London; Sue Lewis - Paul A Young Fine Chocolates, London; Elaine Murzi - currently travelling

Anna Hansen is running a pop-up restaurant at Meza in Soho, London, until 16 April

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