How do you select a signature
the client defines what a signature dish is and over time its popularity grows
and it becomes a dish that you are known for.
Where did you get your inspiration from?
I get a
lot of my inspiration from my heritage as well as my experience in the kitchen
and reflections on other work I have done, people I have met and places I have
ingredients, how and by whom they are produced inspire me most.
What can Australia expect from you in the
is going to be a very busy year with the release of my fourth book Menus
From My Mother’s Kitchen. I also look forward to continuously developing my
products and restaurants
as after many years in the industry I still have not lost my passion for the kitchen.
What’s the earliest memory at the table?
of onion and garlic frying.
What’s the best advice you’ve been given?
What advice would you give a novice cook?
Weapon of choice in the kitchen?
What would you do with a jar of tomato sauce?
friends around for dinner.
This is an edited extract from Signature Dishes by Michelle Tchea, published by New Holland, $29.95.