Romy opened her 'Romy’s Kitchen' in Thornbury, Bristol in 2013 - one of the few female Indian Chef/Owners on the UK restaurant scene, and was appointed an MBE in the Queen’s 90th birthday honours list in 2016. Discover more in our 'Five Minutes With' blog series.
5 MINUTES WITH ….. ROMY GILL MBE
What are you most looking forward to at Ludlow Food Festival?
I was at Ludlow a few years back and thoroughly enjoyed it. Can't wait to demo again and meet all the Producers.
What’s your top tip for seasonal produce in September?
Growing up in India it was about local and seasonal produce. It tastes better, the season is short and you want to enjoy while it lasts and not through the year.
What’s your best food hack/top shortcut? e.g. freeze ripe bananas, learn to
use a knife properly
Any berries that are finishing in the season I make chutney out of the them and use in the restaurant to compliment the dishes.
What’s your store cupboard essential/the one ingredient you couldn’t live
Salt, as salt can make or break your dish - seasoning is so important.
What’s your current favourite recipe?
I was so lucky to cook in a 'Guardian Summer Feast' event in London with a lovely chef. I tasted the Peach Cobbler baked by talented Claire Ptak from 'Voilet Cakes' and I can't get enough of that now!