Kathy Jones asks, “Do you like cooking and what’s your favourite dish to cook and to eat?”
Nick replies, “I love cooking at home because maximum nourishment and an abundance of the sun’s energy are not high on the list of a restaurant’s priorities. I’m feeding my body and soul. The mind does like to go to cafes though. Actually, loves going to cafes. The body says, “No! Take me home!” and the mind replies, “You need to get out more. Socialise Nicholas. You never know who you might bump into.”
My favourite dish always involves quinoa. I lightly steam vegetables and mix them up in a wok with organic rapeseed oil, adding seeds, fresh herbs and chopped birds eye chilies. It’s all got to be organic and natural.
I see food as energy, which totally goes out the window the moment I step into Ottolenghi and see the cakes. Some of those cakes are deadly little Trojan horses that I can wipe off the face of the planet in one fell kestrel swoop. I love life – especially eating it.”