Your usual breakfast: A flat white and Marmite on sourdough toast The best compliment you’ve ever received: When Marina O’Loughlin reviewed Rochelle Canteen in The Observer, she wrote that my restaurant “wears its fabulousness lightly” A meal you make when you eat alone: Miso and brown rice A good book: Strange Weather in Tokyo by Hiromi Kawakami A boring task that you secretly enjoy: Peeling onions A comfort food: Pasta with tomato sauce Your private refuge: My garden An essential film: Marco Ferreri’s La Grande Bouffe A necessary fiction: That I’m a cab driver (I drive a black cab) Values you’ve passed on to your children: To work hard and afterward, to sit around the table with friends and family and enjoy a good meal A good habit of yours: I stay up late dancing A bad habit: I stay up late dancing! TwitterFacebookPinterest This story is from Kinfolk Issue Twenty-Three Buy Now Related Stories Food Issue 19 My Kitchen Table: Dominique Crenn French-born chef Dominique Crenn knows how to keep a level head and relishes the nights when she gets to cook to her own soundtrack. Food Issue 19 Recipe: Chamomile Cookies When your day is filled with too much excitement, taking time to sit quietly with these calming morsels and a cup of tea could be just the antidote. Food Issue 19 The Spicy Menu Nothing gets our hearts racing and noses running like a healthy dose of heat, but chile isn’t the only ingredient that gets our blood pumping. Food Issue 18 The Black and White Menu Despite being devoid of color, this menu is by no means short on taste—by limiting some of our senses, we can amplify others. Food Issue 17 Lunch with Peter Miller: White Bean Soup with Garlic and Sausage Lunch at the Shop: Seattle bookshop owner Peter Miller discusses the meaning of sitting down for lunch with your co-workers. Food Issue 17 The Blood Menu When we think of blood relatives, we consider comfort food, handed-down recipes and sharing meals with our families.