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I live in Harwich, UK, a small coastal town and fishing port renowned for the quality of crabs and lobsters caught offshore. I an a passionate cook, and I am specialising in combining the cuisine of the Indian sub-continent with that of the Meditteranean. The biggest influences on my cooking are Antony Worral Thomson, Brian Turner and Ainsley Harriott, together with a host of Asian chefs. My passion is to produce original and tasty food that will suit all tastes, so I cook English (stews, fried/grilled fish, sausages etc), Indian, Pakistani and Persian - especially vegetarian food. Greek and Italian cooking also features in my repertoire, and my next-door neighbour, who is Algerian, is enthusiastic about my tagines. I love a grilled English breakfast, with Irish overtones, such as soda farls, that I make myself. I am equally passionate about cheese, and use a lot of it in my cooking (I make hamburgers that incorporate Boursin) My peeves are bad food of all kinds. I've nothing against the hamburger - but compare the ones you get in Germany to those sold in McDonalds, Burger King etc. The Pont-neuf potato beats the "fries" hands down. Making ones own onion rings knocks spots of the starchy muck peddelled in fast food emporia. Another peeve is Gordon Ramsay - an excellent chef but a lousy member of the human race in the way he treats people.