Celeb chef dines out on Aussie sar­casm

The West Australian - - NEWS - Krys­tal San­ders

He may call Los An­ge­les home but celebrity chef Cur­tis Stone says it’s the Aussie sense of hu­mour that he misses most.

The 42-year-old was in Perth yes­ter­day ahead of ap­pear­ing at this year’s Mar­garet River Gourmet Es­cape, which kicks off to­mor­row.

“It’s hard to put your fin­ger on it, there’s some­thing about the con­ver­sa­tion you have with peo­ple, the sense of hu­mour — like Amer­i­cans don’t have the same sar­cas­tic, funny sense of hu­mour,” he told The West Aus­tralian. “And I love how clean it feels ... Amer­ica can some­times feel a lit­tle pol­luted.”

Stone flew to Aus­tralia from Spain. He said we were lucky in WA. “We have a gor­geous cli­mate and we are lucky enough to be pretty un­spoilt,” he said.

“I was in Spain re­cently and there’s hardly any­one here com­pared to other parts of the world. I re­mem­ber be­ing in Esper­ance and re­al­is­ing the next thing out there is Antarc­tica — like that’s lit­er­ally the next thing.

“And you have this sea air ... and it hap­pens to be one of the most per­fect spots in the world to grow grapes and make wine.”

Pic­ture: Iain Gille­spie

Cur­tis Stone re­laxes at City Beach be­fore head­ing to the Mar­garet River Gourmet Es­cape.

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