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Chef revelations – Anna Hansen, chef-patron, The Modern Pantry

04 April 2014
Chef revelations – Anna Hansen, chef-patron, The Modern Pantry

What was your best subject at school?
I loved English and maths

What was your first job in catering? I worked at a delicatessen that also did catering. I loved it!

What do you normally have for breakfast? Porridge

What do you do to relax? I go to sleep

What's your favourite hotel? Hotel Neri in Barcelona

What is your favourite drink? Genmaicha tea

Which ingredient do you hate the most? Kidneys

Are there any foods that you refuse to cook with?

What flavour combinations 
do you detest? There are not many combinations I detest,
but lack of seasoning 
is a pet hate of mine

What do you always carry 
with you? Hand cream, but I never remember to use it

Which person gave you the greatest inspiration? Peter Gordon

Tell us a secret… I love the hotdogs 
at Ikea

What is your favourite prepared product? Chorizo

If not yourself, 
who would you rather have been? It doesn't get any better than this!

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

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

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

Who would be in your fantasy brigade? Giancarlo Vatteroni, Dehesa; 
Sarah Conway, Ponsonby Road Bistro; and Robert Mcleary and Elaine Murzi, both from the 
Modern Pantry

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