Marco Pierre White is, quite simply, a legendary chef. When he won his third Michelin star at Restaurant Marco Pierre White in 1995, at 33, he became the youngest chef ever to do so and the first Briton. Within the culinary world, his cookbook White Heat is regarded as a seminal piece of work.
We spoke to him during his recent visit to Dubai for the launch of Titanic by Marco Pierre White at the Melia Dubai. As well as our own questions, we asked a number of chefs based in the UAE and further afield to come up with some questions for the renowned chef.
Reif Othman, the executive head chef at Zuma, Dubai, asks: "Why did you choose Dubai to open a restaurant? Why not Australia, London, Canada?"
"I like the Middle East. It's close to home. I'm not one of those individuals who wants to go to Australia, America, South Africa and wherever else around the world. This suits me fine. The UAE is seven hours away so I can easily come here and visit my restaurants."
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