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Bannisters

Some time ago I drove Rick Stein to a location just outside of Padstow in our old knackered red diesel Peugot estate wagon. We drove through the crowded streets of Padstow – the brief from the PR agency was to make the quintessentially Cornish coastline in winter look like East…
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Shooting in Kuala Lumpur

Eating on the street corner sat on plastic seats at a plastic table. Washing down rice cooked in coconut milk, grilled marinated chicken basted with a spiced coconut milk gravy and satay made from marinated beef and chicken pieces skewered with wooden sticks and cooked on a charcoal grill, and…
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Bennelong Opera House Sydney
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Bennelong

I have been photographing Jørn Utzon’s masterpiece – the Sydney Opera House – for over 20 years. It has been not unlike a little photographic pilgrimage I go on each time I visit Sydney. Recently I welcomed the opportunity to meet Rob Cockerill, current head chef at Bennelong Restaurant –…
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Chef Phil Wood
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Phil Wood

Phil Wood is an alchemist, a master of balancing flavours and texture. Phil’s sensitivity to – and understanding of – flavour and texture has been honed during his time at Tetsuya’s and The French Laundry, and has since found it’s home in the Asian influenced food of Rockpool Est.1989. So…
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Mark Best
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Mark Best

Mark Best is a great portrait photographer. He can cook too. I have been spending a lot of time looking at Australian Restaurant food lately, trying to get to the bottom of what has happened back home in the 13 years I have been away. Recently we headed back to…
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Heston Perfectionist Cafe
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The Perfectionists’ Cafe

Wood fired pizza is something that is very close to my heart. Growing up in Australia, you cook a lot of food over fire – you could say that it’s in my DNA. Over many weekends of hard work, I’ve built a pizza oven in the back garden of my…
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Zacrys Watergate Bay
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Zacry’s

I’ve been working with the Watergate Bay Hotel for a few years now and I’m always excited to see what new projects they have on the go. Whenever they do something new, it’s always done incredibly well. Their newest venture is Zacry’s. They have completely transformed the old Dining Room,…
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Paul Ainsworth
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Paul Ainsworth

In my mind Paul Ainsworth is a bloody legend. I’ve been working with Paul for some time and it’s always a real pleasure to go back to either Number 6 or Rojano’s and shoot what they’re doing. The shoot I’ve just done was slightly different from normal, as rather than…
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