We take a quick look into the life of Kikkoman Masters 2018 finalist Aaron Latham.
Name: Fergus Wilford
Current Restaurant: De Montfort University
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)