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Chef revelations: Ivan Simeoli

06 September 2016
Chef revelations: Ivan Simeoli

The chef at Italian fine-dining restaurant Osteria 60 in London reveals his likes and dislikes

What do you normally have for breakfast?

An almond cornetto

What do you do to relax?

There is nothing more relaxing than gathering wild herbs, reading and exploring the local markets, both food and antique

What is your favourite drink?

Sassicaia red wine

What is your favourite food?

Which ingredient do you hate the most?

Coriander

What flavour combinations do you detest?

Venison and chocolate

What do you always carry with you?

My mobile and driving licence

Which person in catering have you most admired?

Massimo Bottura

Which person has given you the greatest inspiration?

Oliver Peyton

Cast away on a desert island, what luxury would you take?

A ring of Parmigiano Reggiano

Which is your favourite restaurant?

FÁ¤viken, Sweden

What daily newspaper website do you read?

Truth Theory

If not yourself, who would you rather have been?

Diego Armando Maradona

If you had not gone into catering, where do you think you would be now?

In an unhappy place

Describe your ultimate nightmare

Napoli FC dropping out of Italy League A

When and where was your last holiday?

The beautiful Island of Pag, Croatia, which is renowned for its excellent lamb and cheese

What is your favourite prepared product?

Easy - Nutella

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