Celebrated chef Ramael Scully, on opening his eponymous restaurant, forward planning and giving London diners something different
Monday, April 16, 2018 – 11:41am
I love food. I’ve been asked what would I do if food wasn’t number one in my life and I haven’t got a clue to be honest. That’s why it’s 110 per cent part of my life. It’s always been in my blood to cook. I’m Malaysian, I grew up surrounded by good food. When I moved to Australia it was a bit of a culture shock with all the different types of food. I had Lebanese, Turkish, Greek and Italian friends. That’s when I started learning about the European side of food.
When I first came to London, I was unhappy because I couldn’t find my stepping-stone. I was classically trained in French and Italian cuisine then, as a young chef, I started to look at things differently – mix this spice with this and that spice with that – but it wasn’t really allowed. I met Yotam Ottolenghi through a job ad I saw on Gumtree. I rang up and got an interview. I went to check it out the day before and was blown away by all the meringues stacked up and all the salads in vibrant colours and I was thinking to myself, “I hope this guy makes everything fresh”. The interview was the shortest trial I’ve had in my life. I made up three simple salads, they showed me around …read more
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