Interview With Josh Thirion

Josh Thirion won the award for ‘Best of the Best Children Food Book’ for Cook with Josh at the 20th anniversary celebrations of the Gourmand Awards at the Frankfurt Book Fair on 15 October 2015. The book was written when he was 8 and is now out of print. Josh is now 13 and has answered a few questions for the blog.

Cook With Josh Thirion
Cook With Josh

Who has been the most influential person in your life?

My dad and mom.

What started you on the path of cooking?

I sometimes helped my mom in the kitchen since I was about three years old, but only after my first book was published, the real passion for food started.

Which three ingredients could you not live without?

Butter, eggs and onions.

Which of your kitchen tools would you take with you anywhere and everywhere?

My chefs knife!

Do you have any pet peeves in the kitchen?

Does cleaning up and doing dishes count?

Which meal is your all time favourite?

Steamed fish and veggies.

Which restaurant could you visit over and over again?

Bella Belotta.

If you could only have one recipe book, which one would it be?

Save with Jamie.

If you could work alongside one chef for a day who would that be?

Gordon Ramsay and Jamie Oliver (sorry, couldn’t choose between them :))

Which ingredient will you not eat or cook with?

Banana (after a specific antibiotic, I cannot stand bananas)

What is on top of your bucket list?

To visit Universal Studios and a Hollywood movie set.

What is your food philosophy?

To make food fun!

Any parting words for the readers?

Always follow your heart, your dreams and your passion.  And also remember to “Pay it forward and make a difference!”

Disclosure: This interview with Josh Thirion was facilitated by Jean Fryer from Penguin Random House South Africa. This post is in line with my blogging policy.

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10 thoughts on “Interview With Josh Thirion

  1. A lovely interview! Thanks! I enjoyed it so much! ?
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    1. Thank for reading it Sophie 🙂

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  2. SO agree on the butter, eggs and onions. I use those everyday!! Cute interview. I’ll have to look into this for my daughter as I am trying to get her into the kitchen more.

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    1. I am not sure if it was ever published overseas Laura 🙂

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    2. Hi Laura, you will find Cook with Josh in ebook format online. Your daughter can also subscribe to Josh’s online cooking club (it is a free membership). The link-
      Please also get her friends to join!
      Kind regards

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      1. Hi Lynn, thank you for taking the time to reply 🙂

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  3. To make food fun is a great philosophy to have 🙂

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    1. I so agree!

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  4. Awww this is so cool and inspiring! Wish I were that ambitious when I was his age…

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    1. Me too!

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