My guest this week on Desert Island Dishes is Pierre Koffman.
Often described as one of the greatest chefs of all time. A living legend.
He has been a chef for over 50 years. His list of achievements are basically too long to mention. Born in the South West of France in 1948 he didn’t grow up dreaming of becoming a chef and yet he has become the “chef of chefs, the chef all other chefs look up to”.
Combining a rustic gutsiness with haute cuisine, Pierre Koffmann knows how to combine tastes and flavours like no one else. He cooks the kind of food he likes to eat; the food of the French countryside and of his grandparent’s farmhouse kitchen in rural Gascony. He is one of only a handful of chefs to have achieved three Michelin stars.
While Pierre is renowned for his cooking expertise, after mastering his skills in the kitchen for 50 years, he is also known for his mentoring and championing of new talent in the industry.
Pierre has famously said:
“THERE IS NO SECRET, IT’S ALL ABOUT WORKING HARD, USING FEW BUT THE RIGHT INGREDIENTS BUT ENJOYING FOOD. YOU HAVE TO BE IN LOVE WITH COOKING, IT IS NOT JUST A JOB, IT’S A PASSION, YOU MUST ENJOY EATING AND OH YOU ALSO NEED A BIT OF LUCK”
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