Tom Kerridge quick-fire Q&A

Michelin-starred pub owner and top British chef Tom Kerridge takes two minutes to join us for a cup of tea and a round of quick-fire questions.

Portrait of Tom Kerridge

We gave chef and BBC Good Food contributor, Tom Kerridge, two minutes to answer as many of our foodie questions as possible. Read on to discover how many questions he powered through.

If you could cook for any other person dead or alive, who would it be?

Eric Cantona.

What’s the king of all sandwiches?

Pastrami on rye, with mustard and cabbage.

Marmite in gravy, Worcestershire sauce in spag bol – what’s your ultimate secret ingredient?

Colman’s English mustard is a winner across the board.

If you could only eat one again, would it be crisps or chips?

Neither because I’m not doing carbs at the minute, but if I was it would definitely, definitely be chips!

If you could only eat one again, would it be Sunday lunch or Friday curry?

*bellows* SUNDAY LUNCH! Sunday luuuunch!

If you could only eat one again, would it be croissant or Full English?

Full English! Absolutely!

If you could only eat one again, would it be bacon sandwich or beans or toast?

Bacon sandwich. A place without bacon is a really bad place.

What’s the ultimate way to cook toast?

On a stick in front of a campfire.

When did you last eat a kebab?

A long time ago. From a proper greasy kebab van? About three years ago. But actually I had one last year from a place in Shepherds Bush and it was amazing.

What’s your favourite cookbook?

Marco Pierre White’s White Heat, without a shadow of a doubt. Without that book I wouldn’t be where I am now.

If you could only eat one again, would it be tomatoes or onions?


What would you order from a cocktail menu?

A non-alcoholic lime and soda as I don’t drink at the minute.

What’s the best birthday cake you’ve ever had?

A fridge cake that was made for me for my 40th by my good mate Nicky. She never cooks anything but she melted down a load of Maltesers and Mars Bars, stuck them together and put them in the fridge.

What’s for dinner tonight?

Something on the hoof back at the Hand and Flowers (Tom’s pub) while working very hard during service.

What’s your apron like?

Black, with a ‘H’ and ‘F’ printed on it. 

Grand total: 15 questions in two minutes

Verdict: A quick-fire natural and serious lover of Sunday lunch. 

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