What was your best subject at school?
What was your first job?
I worked at a pet shop
What was your first job in catering?
I was a bartender in a night club
What do you normally have for breakfast?
I don't usually have time for breakfast. When I do, it's Israeli style – eggs, bread, salad, tahini and coffee
Which is your favourite restaurant?
Uri Buri in Acre, Israel
What's your favourite hotel?
The Arthur hotel in Jerusalem. But I'm not really a hotel person
What is your favourite drink?
Gin and tonic or arak (neat)
What is your favourite cuisine?
Anything Japanese or Middle Eastern
Which ingredient do you hate the most?
Coriander, because it tastes like soap. But I'm not a huge fan of black liquorice either
Which person gave you the greatest inspiration?
My grandmother, who taught me how to cook
Cast away on a desert island, what luxury would you take?
Soap and a sharp knife
If not yourself, who would you rather have been?
I don't want to be anyone else
If you had not gone into catering, where do you think you would be now?
Probably working with animals
Describe your ultimate nightmare?
Tell us a secret...
I love singing, but am pretty terrible at it
What's your favourite film?
What's your favourite book?
Pope Joan by Emmanouel D Rhoides
What is your favourite prepared product?
Who would play "you" in a film about your life?
Probably Lili Taylor
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