Joseph Fallowfield Q&A

We take a quick look into the life of Kikkoman Masters 2017 finalist Joseph Fallowfield.

Name: Joseph Fallowfield

Age: 29

Current Restaurant: Kota Restaurant

Previous Restaurants: The Square at Porthleven

Hometown: Porthleven

Favourite Hobbies: Surfing, snowboarding and spending time with my beautiful daughter.

Favourite Cookbook: Essence by David Matias Everrit

Favourite Kitchen Gadget: ISI gun

Kikkoman Masters Dishes -

Starter: Wagyu tatare, avacado, ponzu gel

Main: Hake, nori, soy and shitaki broth, celeriac, tenderstem broccoli

What is your first food memory: My mums hearty chicken stew

Did you grow up in a cooking family: I remember my mother teaching me how to make chilli and thinking how complicated it seemed.

Who has influenced your cooking the most: I spent three and a half years working with Stuart Eddy at the Square in Porthleven and it pretty much shaped me as a chef.

Why did you become a chef? When I was younger, I thought that I was destined for an office job. I couldn't imagine that now. I love the kitchen too much

Who are your favourite chefs? It's hard to pick favourite chefs but I think that Chris Eden is creating something really incredible in Porthscatho

Other than your restaurant, what is your favourite restaurant? My favourite restaurant/hotel has to be the le manoir au quote saison, it's just on another level.

What music do you enjoy cooking to: I like to listen to Australian radio during the day because of the time zone difference it's kicking off about 9am then when it's later I hit the 90's cheese.

What was the last book you read? The last book I read was Sat Bains new book and it was stunning from start to finish

What is your favourite ingredient? My favourite ingredient at the moment is kombu, it's a dried seaweed that gives a really incredible savoury taste to sauces and dressings. It's not like anything else I've ever tasted.

What do you think is the next food trend? I think the next food trend will be Japanese, it's slowly becoming more available and it's both healthy and delicious.

What food is your guilty pleasure? My guilty pleasure it chocolate, I absolutely love it.

Is there one food you really don’t like? I like to eat everything, except fois gras but that's a question of ethics not taste.

What's your kitchen nightmare? I think the biggest nightmare in the kitchen is when someone has left the freezer door open, there is no words.

Most memorable meal? My most memorable meal I've had was at Wild Honey, it had so much flavour and a cracking red wine from Syria to wash it down.

Last meal on earth? If I had to choose my last meal on earth it would have to be sausage and mash with the family, I don't think you can beat it.