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 48 Rose Chalalai Singh On cooking for the art world elite. Arts & Culture Food Issue 46 At Work With: Deb Perelman The little blog that could: An interview with Smitten Kitchen’s unflappable founder. Food Issue 42 Erchen Chang Bigger, better, bao-ier. Food Issue 40 Chow Mein & Jello An ode to the buffet. Food Issue 35 Modern Fancy The humble origins of high-end food. Arts & Culture Food Issue 34 Last Supper What to eat at a funeral.