Under Hong Kong’s third wave, we’ve been checking in with our #legend friends to see how they’re spending their days under “lockdown” (see part 1 and part 2) – a term used loosely since we’ve luckily not had to be formally locked down.
With the bars closed (see bartenders‘ lockdown diaries) and many of us staying at home to curb the spread of COVID-19, we now turn our attention to the chefs from Bakehouse, Yakinikumafia and Aria Italian to give us a taste of their daily lives, Netflix addictions and some handy tips in the kitchen.
I’m currently waiting for the next season of Suburra, an Italian TV series about power and politics in modern Rome.
Favorite cooking show:
I regularly watch Chef’s Table as I believe it’s very well-made, but when I’m back home in Italy, I enjoy watching Master Chef with my mum as she is a fan and we comment on the contestant’s dishes together.
What’s on your Spotify playlist:
Led Zeppelin, Guns N’ Roses, The Doors, Ramones, Me First and the Gimmie Gimmies… I listen to a bit of everything but I have a passion for rock and punk (but I also enjoy classical music and opera). I play the trumpet and sometimes I’ll play along to the music.
First thing you do when you get home:
As soon as I get home, I shower and turn on the music to get some chill time. After that, I’ll review my day and start planning the next one.
Your ultimate comfort food/snack:
A sourdough sandwich with salami always puts me in a good mood as that was my favourite thing to eat as a child. I’ll be creating a special series of sandwiches for takeaway at Aria soon.
Easy go-to dinner recipe:
A nice aglio, olio e peperoncino. It’s so easy to make: while your favourite pasta is boiling, simply fry the garlic in the pan (whether it’s sliced, chopped or crushed) until it’s golden brown, then add the chilli to taste along with a ladle of the cooking water from the pasta. Add a sprinkle of parsley and your aglio, olio e peperoncino is ready to eat.
If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life:
My mother’s rigatoni with tomato sauce. For me, this dish is the taste of home, which represents happiness and love.