Celeb chef dines out on Aussie sarcasm
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.”
Curtis Stone relaxes at City Beach before heading to the Margaret River Gourmet Escape.