The Gannet Q&A

We ask people a series of questions (some regular, some off-the-cuff) about their various food experiences

The Gannet Q&A: Emily Nunn – The author of The Comfort Food Diaries relives a traumatic meal in Barcelona, explains why she can't stand seared foie gras, and celebrates the joys of coffee in the morning

The Gannet Q&A: Soleil Ho – The food writer and podcast host on campy musicals in the kitchen, her favourite restaurant in the world (no contest) and the evils of green peppers

The Gannet Q&A: Noah Rothbaum – The New York drinks writer on his favourite Manhattan diner, the sour formula and a drink that goes with (almost) everything

The Gannet Q&A: Claire Thomson – The chef & food writer on a high-speed pasta mission in Naples, the electric street food scene in Chengdu and an ingenious use for oyster shells

The Gannet Q&A: J Kenji López-Alt – The science-focused food writer on unforgettable tapas in Spain, the book he's used so much it's falling apart, and making a mean roast chicken

The Gannet Q&A: Gabriela Fernández Orantes – Gabriela Fernández Orantes is a biochemical engineer and the co-founder of restaurant Itanoní in Oaxaca. She was born in Mexico City and lived all over the country as a child,

The Gannet Q&A: Rachel McCormack – The food writer and broadcaster on falling in love with Spanish food, pairing whisky with oysters, and her fantasy gazpacho

The Gannet Q&A: Meera Sodha – The food writer on tea-smoked chicken in Darjeeling, the joys of fridge bingo, and her number-one restaurant pet hate

The Gannet Q&A: Valeria Necchio – The Venetian food writer on her grandmother's Sunday lunches, her two favourite restaurants in the world, and how she can't imagine life without lemons

The Gannet Q&A: Gert-Jan Hageman – The owner of Amsterdam's De Kas on a most memorable meal, his ideal breakfast, and why he decided to quit the kitchen to take up full-time gardening

The Gannet Q&A: James Ramsden – The food writer & restaurant owner remembers a great meal in Copenhagen, salutes the two people who inspired him to write about food, and explains his wine-buying priorities

The Gannet Q&A: Sam Sifton – The New York Times food editor on memorable meals, kitchen soundtracks and being a terrible cookbook flirt

The Gannet Q&A: Darina Allen – The Irish food writer & teacher on an extraordinary restaurant in Mexico, her biggest food extravagance and the worst thing she's ever eaten

The Gannet Q&A: Ruby Tandoh – The baker & food writer on her filmmaking food hero, a life-affirming ice cream, and the cookbook she's engaged with more than any other

The Gannet Q&A: Sheila Dillon – The BBC Food Programme host on food heroes, the hidden value of organic food and her seven most-used cookbooks

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