It’s the second season of World’s Weirdest Restaurants. Perfect time to catch up with Bob Blumer.
What was in your elementary school lunch kit?
Egg salad sandwiches
Where did you first learn to cook?
I taught myself in college so that I could eat beyond my means
Did you attend culinary school – if so, where?
What is your favourite ethnic cuisine?
I’ve never met one I didn’t love
What are the most essential tools for cooking?
Passion and love
Do you have an unforgettable taste combination?
Chocolate cake and cabernet
Ingredient you can’t get enough of?
What vegetable do you love right now and how are you preparing it?
Fava beans. Fava been puree
Ingredient that will never touch your lips?
What is your most prized possession?
My 100 year old butcher block that my mother purchased from our local butcher in the 70’s after they went out of business
What’s your go-to comfort food?
What’s your favourite cocktail?
Margarita made with kaffir limes (on the rocks, no salt)
Do you have a guilty pleasure?
See’s candies butterscotch lollypops
What’s your definition of a perfect meal?
One where I feel totally satiated, but not full
What do you always have on hand for last minute entertaining at home?
Pasta, parmiggiano, and all the pantry items to complete the job
Favourite culinary destination?
Italy and Thailand
Most memorable meal last year?
last year? I cant remember what I ate for breakfast
If you weren’t a chef what career would you have pursued?
What would you eat at your last meal?
The person who made up this question
Who are you dream dinner companions?
Salvador Dali and Rene Magritte
What do you do in your off time?
Eat, drink and cycle