THE TIGER CHEF …
TV celebrity chef Antony Worrall Thompson has been cooking for us and entertaining us for many years.
He is sharp witted, talented and rather feisty!
He cares passionately about good food. So much so that he has a group of restaurants.
AWT Restaurants comprises a country pub called The Greyhound in which Antony is the head chef; two grill restaurants in Kew and Windsor; and the Windsor Larder, which is a delicatessen café. Each one has menus designed by Antony with classic, simple dishes that use the very best fresh, seasonal ingredients around.
Author of several great cook books. No doubt about it Antony is all about sharing his expertise. Here’s the interview.
TSP: If you could go back in time to when you were 20 years old and give yourself some advice – what would it be?
AWT: Wish I’d listened to my own feelings instead of my grandmother’s – and gone straight into cheffing rather than doing a hotel management course - that experience would have had given me a great head start !
TSP: What do you feel is the greatest lack in the world?
AWT: Lack of respect for poeople’s views – and lack of cooking skills in young people (!) Oh yes – and lack of commonsense within a democratic government. Once they are elected do they really represent the voters’ wishes? They could do so much more good by being a little more ‘streetwise’
TSP: What is your definition of a spiritual person?
AWT: I don’t think it’s defined by religion – it’s defined by how each particular person lives their lives via their own values and ideas
TSP: Do you have a life philosophy that you follow?
AWT: It’s better to have lived two days as a tiger than a lifetime as a sheep… what is the point of tip toeing through life hoping to get to death safely?
TSP: What in your opinion, is the most important thing that parents can give their children to prepare them for life?
AWT: Not to relive your life through them but to be involved in their life.
For more information about Antony’s restaurants visit http://awtrestaurants.com
For Antony’s website vist http://www.awtonline.co.uk
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