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Quickfire Questions with Matt Tebbutt

Who inspired you as a chef? 

 Marco’s book ‘White Heat’ inspired me to be a chef, but Alastair Little taught me to cook.

What is your guilty pleasure?

Definitely a big Chinese, although since visiting China recently, I’ve realised that most of my usual dishes don’t resemble anything they cook in China!

What is your go-to dinner party dish? 

I like to cook a big shoulder of Welsh Lamb in the wood oven and serve it with spicy, North African inspired salads and sides.

What is your favourite part of being in the kitchen? 

At home, I have music on, a glass of wine in hand and the kids popping in and out to taste what I’m making.

What is your top tip for amateur chefs? 

Work harder in school!! But if you must, then keep it simple and treat your ingredients with respect. Fancy and messed about with usually doesn’t taste better.

Join us at Foodies Festival Syon Park on the 26, 27, 28 May Bank Holiday to see Saturday Kitchen host Matt Tebbutt showcasing his show-stopping summer recipes! Tickets available here

Next Event

Tatton Park  16th, 17th & 18th November 2018


Tatton Park, CHESHIRE

Foodies Festival, Cheshire’s favourite food festival, kicks off the festive season at Tatton Park on 16, 17 & 18 November

Foodies Festival is bringing the Christmas spirit to Tatton Park for the first time on 16, 17 & 18 November.

Watch Great British Bake Off Stars baking live in The Cake & Desserts Theatre. Meet Michelin starred Chefs, Great British Menu Winners, MasterChef Champions and top local chefs cooking their signature recipes in the Stoves Chefs Theatre. Exciting line-up soon to be announced!

Learn all the skills to become the ultimate host this Christmas at the 12 Top Tip festive masterclasses, get merry with Craft Beer, Wine and Champagne masterclasses in the Drinks Theatre, discover your new favourite tipple at Gin Alley and browse for Christmas gifts in the artisan market. Bring the kids along to the Elf’s Cookery School, taste flavours of the world at Street Food Avenue, indulge in award-winning treats at Pudding Hall, or enjoy Christmas carols and music from Scotland’s most exciting unsigned bands on the Live Music Stage. With a  VIP area, a vintage tea room and a Champagne Ski Bar, Foodies Festival is the only place to kick off the festive season.

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