trained and extensively traveled, globetrotting Michael
is Chef/Proprietor at Michael Moore of Blandford Street
Restaurant and he describes his cuisine as `modern global`
incorporating influences from culinary experiences acquired
in Canada, the Far East, Europe and the Caribbean, My
food is an amalgamation of the experiences and tastes
I have acquired from my work abroad.
charismatic and amusing personality uses a combination
of such wide-ranging ingredients and national tastes
that make his dishes unique in character and flavor
and sets him apart from his peers. Food writers and
journalists from around the globe sing his praises .
. . more
Whom do you most admire for their achievements?
Who is your favourite chef?
With whom would you most like to have dinner?
Danny de Vito, Bette Midler, my wife
What would be your desert island disk?
The best of Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald
What is your favourite British food?
Roast pork with crackling
What is your favourite Italian food?
What is your favourite French food?
What is your favourite World food?
What do you like most about your job?
To be able to do, what I love doing - cooking
How would you describe eating in the UK to someone who's
never visited it?
Exciting. Rather than the risky experience it was
ten years ago, there is a new consistency of exciting
Do you think food in the UK has changed for the better
since the days of Duck with Orange and huge helpings
of Black Forest Gateau?
Definitely! We have now taken advantage of many
of the ethnic ingredients, which have been around for
the last forty years. It's only in the last ten years,
that there has been a much broader approach of trying
What's the best thing about eating in the UK?
The variety of cuisines to choose from.
And the worst?
People who turn their nose up at foods they know
nothing about. For example, Rosemary with Fish . . .
and they'd comment it only goes with lamb!
At what sort of place do you regularly go to eat?
Nowhere. I work six nights a week and love being
in my own kitchen, making my customers happy. When I
do get to go out, I usually try to go to a different
place each time.
Would you like to live and work somewhere other than
the UK and if so where and why?
I have lived and worked abroad for over ten years.
Therefore I have no intentions of living anywhere else
in the foreseeable future. I still love travelling and
always pick up some ideas wherever I go.
What's your favourite food?
When did you first get involved in cooking?
At the tender age of 11, when I was helping my mum
in the kitchen.
What sort of people have you cooked for during your
career. Most memorable or most forgettable?
I've cooked for all kinds of people and most of them
were very memorable.
If you want the better known ones they range from State
Banquets for the Queen and the Sultan of Brunei, Prince
Charles, Queen Mum, Princess Diana, Frank Sinatra, a
few private dinners for The German World Champion Football
team, President Clinton, President Bush senior , Michael
Jackson, Stella McCartney (on a desert island), Liza
Minelli, Denise van Outen, Meatloaf, Zoe Wanamaker,
Brooke Shields, Jenson Button and many more.
Do you ever have regrets that you chose to become a
What do you think you would have been if you had not
become a chef?
I don't know as I never thought about anything else
but being a chef.
What would be your advice to someone who is thinking
of training to be a chef?
Believe in yourself, work hard and listen to those,
who know better.
The career of one famous chef only came about because
his professional football career came to an early close
through injury, and one chef's plans to open a restaurant
never happened when he became football manager of Aberdeen
and later Manchester United. Has fate ever played a
part in your career?
Not to the very best of my knowledge.
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