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.
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?
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!”
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