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Chef Revelations – Thomasina Miers

20 August 2012
Chef Revelations – Thomasina Miers

What was your best subject at school?
Maths

What do you do to relax?
Swimming, tennis, reading

What was your first job?
Modelling, aged 14

What was your first job in catering?
Cooking dinner parties for my parents, aged 14

What do you normally have for breakfast?
Fruit, muesli, yogurt

What's your favourite hotel?
Babington House

What is your favourite drink?
Margarita

Are there any foods/ingredients that you refuse to cook with?
Anything that's endangered

What flavour combinations do you detest?
Raspberry and duck

Which person in catering have you most admired?
Michel Roux Jnr

Which person gave you the greatest inspiration?
Clarissa Dickson Wright

When did you last eat a hamburger?
I love home-made burgers - they're the ultimate comfort food - and eat them all the time

If you had not gone into catering, what do you think you would be now?
A dancer

How would you describe your desk?
Messy

Cast away on a desert island, what luxury would you take?
Extra virgin olive oil

Describe your ultimate nightmare
Going to Mexico and eating in 30 different restaurants in three days

When and where was your last holiday?
In France last week for a friend's wedding

What do you always carry with you?
Sunglasses

What irritates you most about the industry?
People writing reviews without knowing anything about the subject. Not everyone can be a critic

Who would play you in a film about your life?
Anyone with a big gap between their teeth

What is your favourite prepared food product?
Marmite

If you had more time, what would you do?
Dance more

Thomasina Miers, chef and co-owner, Wahaca

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