April 1, 2013
Handsome Robert Billington Found!
Talented Master Baker Fullfills Male Monday Position with Spicy Meatballs and Homemade Focaccia
Name: Robert Billington
Current location: London
Day job: Photographer
Daily uniform: White t-shirt, jeans and pumps. (partial to a bit of knitwear)
I have few: Too many cookbooks, records and glass jars
In the kitchen I swear by: Lemons, limes and coriander
Most incredible dinner out: Bistrotheque in Bethnal Green. I took my Mum and Dad when they came to London; it was unexpectedly amazing, and who doesn’t enjoy a bit of time with family. Awesome atmosphere and the food was to die for.
If my kitchen could talk: It would say, “Do you have to use every pan for every meal?”
If a girl wants to impress me, she… Should be herself and make me laugh.
I’m dying to go to: Argentina. Great steak, great wine, great weather – what’s not to like?
Last place traveled: The French Alps to go on my first skiing holiday. I can’t believe I’ve never been before, it was incredible.
If I could cook for anyone: I’d like to cook a barbeque for Bill Murray at his house with loads of meat.
I’m amazing at making: A fraisier, best cake ever!
Currently listening to: Bowie, always Bowie
Best dish ever made: Homemade tagliatelle with king prawns in a chilli, tomato-y, garlic-y, lime-y, coriander-y sauce.
Cooking taught me: That food is the best way to bring people together.
My TOP 5 Meals (in no order…)
1. Pulled pork roll from The Rib Man, Brick Lane
2. Steak from Gaucho Grill, Manchester
3. Mum’s lasagne
4. A 5 course tasting menu we had at Upstairs, Downstairs restaurant in Brixton. AMAZING.
5. See the penultimate question
My motto: It’s nice to be nice..