SHORT & SWEET
As an internationally renowned, awardwinning chef, is anyone willing to cook for you? We’d deﬁnitely be too nervous. People think I’ll judge their food, but I’m not precious – and a very polite guest.
If there was one foodstuﬀ you could eradicate from all kitchens, it would be… Chia seeds! I’m not a fan of the texture and they have zero ﬂavour.
You recently made your son a Lego birthday cake. Were
you up all night icing it while drinking whisky from the bottle? It was a nightmare. The bricks wouldn’t come out of the moulds, the Lego-shaped candles never arrived… I was on my hands and knees at 2am trying to get it ﬁnished.
Do your children appreciate the fact that they get to eat Ottolenghi every night, or are they as fussy as all under-eights? My children won’t touch anything that looks too soft or has an unfamiliar texture.
My husband Karl does most of the cooking… and they deﬁnitely prefer his creations.
Yotam Ottolenghi appears in MasterChef Australia’s Legends Week, 7.30pm Sunday to Thursday, on Network 10.