10 burning foodie questions for... José Pizarro
We put Spanish chef José Pizarro through his paces with all the big food questions of the day
Cook at home, definitely. I do rice with mushrooms, put plenty of cheese on top and then put that in the oven.
I think prawn fritters; everyone loves them.
Claudia Roden’s The Food of Spain is one of them – it’s absolutely amazing.
Starter – I’d choose lentils with chorizo.
Something very simple. I’d have my lentils and chorizo, my mum’s goat stew, then a strong manchego.
I use a lot of paprika pimento.
When I was learning to cook, I tried to do a chocolate cake at my brother’s house… it was a disaster.
Fish and chips.
I want to see the end of cocktails that come in plastic bottles – and in fact all single-use plastic.
José Pizarro is an award-winning chef and bestselling author of five cookbooks. He runs a tapas bar and restaurants in London and Surrey, and recently opened two new restaurants at The Royal Academy of Arts.