Good Food Blog
Five minutes with... Albert and Michel RouxPosted at 4:02PM, 15 June 2012 by Lily Barclay - Writer, bbcgoodfood.com
Albert Roux and Michel Roux Jr share the lessons they've learnt from each other in our special Father's Day interview...
What was Michel's favourite dish as a child?
What's the first thing you remember Michel cooking for you?
A delicious pastry tart
What has Michel taught you about cooking?
How to make the perfect rum baba.
What traits do you most see of yourself in Michel?
His fondness of people.
Michel Roux Jr:
If one dish were to sum up the food of your childhood - what would it be?
I remember walking through the woods with my grandmother in Kent and collecting wild strawberries and cherries in the summer but eating them on the way not even making it home! And in the autumn collecting chestnuts then roasting them on an open fire; they were so good.
Do things ever get heated in the kitchen?
Not always, I find that if I shout and scream then I have lost control and that only makes things worse.
What's the biggest lesson in food your father has taught you?
Respect for ingredients, from the potato to the truffles.
What food lesson would you most like to pass on to your daughter?
She has the skill and passion so she is well on the way but I suppose the best piece of advice would be to take notes and keep a journal as I did as a young chef.
What food secrets did you learn from your Father and how will you be celebrating this Father's Day?