Aaron Latham Q&A


We take a quick look into the life of Kikkoman Masters 2018 finalist Aaron Latham.

Name: Fergus Wilford

Age: 37

Current Restaurant: De Montfort University

Hometown: Leicester

Favourite Hobbies: Scuba diving

Favourite Cookbook: White heat

Favourite Kitchen Gadget: Rotary Evaporator

Kikkoman Masters Dishes -

Starter: Scallop, dashi, soy jelly, sea vegetables, pork crackling, soy caramel.

Main: Duck, spiced soy glaze, pickled daikon, fennel & potato, rhubarb, duck jus.

What is your first food memory: Grandad's cheese and tomato ketchup sandwich

Did you grow up in a cooking family? No

Why did you become a chef? My friend’s parents had a restaurant

What did you want to be when you grew up? A Navy Diver

Who are your favourite chefs? Daniel Humm – Massimo bottura – Thomas Keller – Heston Blumethal – Tom Kerridge – Matt Abe

What was the last book you read? Daniel

What is your favourite ingredient (apart from Kikkoman Soy Sauce): Pork – Furikake – Kimchi

What food is your guilty pleasure? Twix's

Is there one food you really don’t like? Oysters

Worst kitchen nightmare? Over boiling double cream on a solid top and it setting the stove on fire

Most memorable meal? Daniel (New York) – Eleven Madison (New York)

Last meal on earth? Chicken wings (lots of them)

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