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Chef Monica Galetti is the owner of award-winning restaurant Mere, as well asa judge on MasterChef: The Professionals. We put her through her paces with the big foodie questions of the day
Fakeaway. We’ll make our own wraps or pizza. My daughter loves a mix of meats on top; I love aubergine and anchovy.
At the restaurant, it’s the chocolate Hokey Pokey dessert; at home, I’d say my rhubarb crème brulée.
My all-time favourites are Alain Ducasse’s pastry books.
Starter for sure – my favourite is seafood.
A massive seafood platter with Champagne, followed by a dense, rich chocolate cake.
pasta. And my favourite sauce would be tomato anchovy.
Recently, the motor to my extractor fan blew and then an hour later the kitchen flooded. I was in the middle of service!
Marmite with lashings of butter.
Pearls... people turn everything into pearls!
Only if it’s going to upset my head chef! He’s Italian and he makes pizza once a month for the whole team. Every now and then, someone will sneak pineapple on!
Monica Galetti’s new cookbook, At Home (Aster, £20), is out now.