The 5 x 5: Paco Perez, Tast, Manchester3 years ago
Five favourite flavours/spices/herbs.
PP “The ocean – umami, the forest, freshness, heat, spice.”
Five things you loved to eat as a child.
PP “Fried eggs, French fries, white beans with butifarra – a kind of Catalan sausage, cod, and canelones – Catalonian pasta filled with meat.”
Five things you (would) never eat
PP “In the past, I thought I would never eat bugs but then I went to Mexico and I ate them.”
Which bugs did you eat?
PP “I ate worms, ants, bees (yes, bees!) – just to try, I didn’t necessarily enjoy it. I wouldn’t eat vermin, like rats, or any animal that I had feelings about like a pet: a cat or a dog or a guinea pig, I wouldn’t eat dolphin. ”
Five life lessons you have learned.
PP “That you only have a few friends.
That the kitchen unifies people.
That we could have a better world.
That borders and flags shouldn’t exist.
That humans are a fantastic species but they very often make mistakes.”
Five quick dinners you make at home
PP “Green peas, rice, vegetables, fish, prawns.”