Big in Japan – and India
BBQ: I am a great fan of the Big Green Egg, which I use two or three times a week. Last weekend I used it twice for tandoori chicken and also for a dirty steak and love to roast a goose in the Egg for Christmas.
I also bought a Hibachi (Japanese fire bowl) last year and love Japanese cooking – teriyaki chicken is a favourite – with an ambition to have my own Japanese food truck. A passion for food runs in the family. My late mother Saroj was a TV cook; well-known for her pickles and she ran an Indian cooking school.
Rakesh Bajpai – Redbourn, Hertfordshire
Editor’s note: Confession. ‘Rakkers’ is a university mate of mine, who clearly came late to the live fire cooking party, as, after toils on the sporting field, the Liverpool takeaway scene was the height of his culinary ambition – if we left the pub in time. Little did I know that meanwhile his mum was cooking delicious Indian banquets back home. Rakesh is a huge Leicester Tigers rugby fan and is hoping for a BBQ invitation from Fijian pitmaster Nemani Nadolo, when the big wing lands at Welford Road.