• Pierre Koffmann: 'A kind of culinary Pele'

    6 days ago - By The Guardian

    How a French cook became a cornerstone of modern British cuisine When I came to London in 2001, aged 16, Pierre Koffmann was this mythological figure on the restaurant scene, a kind of culinary Pele. It turned out he's much more important than that - it's strange to say this of a Frenchman, but the man is a cornerstone of modern British cooking. He's not exactly a household name - he doesn't do telly or churn out a book a year - but that's not where real influence comes from anyway. Just about everyone I've ever worked for was trained by someone who was trained by Koffmann - and remember...
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